Active Citizens Fund in Slovenia calls for proposals

During 2019 and 2023, Active Citizens Fund in Slovenia will allocate 2,5 million euros in four open calls for projects of NGOs in Slovenia:

Medium and large projects

This call is already closed.

Financial support of the call for medium projects is aimed at medium (up to 50.000 euro) projects in the four key programme fields – democracy, human rights including gender equality, social justice and climate change.
Deadline for submission of project proposals: 23. 1. 2023.

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Bilatreral relations

Fund for Bilateral Cooperation provides additional funding for networking, sharing experiences and best practice and knowledge transfer between Slovenian NGOs and organizations from the donor states. Organizations eligible for funding are project promoters under the ACF Programme. The on-going call will be open until the funds are fully allocated or 31. October 2023 at the latest.

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Micro or »rapid response« projects

Opening date of the call: 30 January 2023

This call is intended for NGOs in need of »rapid funding« (up to 5.000 euros) for advocacy, legal, communication or other actions that have to be implemented immediately.

Deadline for submission of project proposals: From April 3rd 2023 until the funds are fully allocated.

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Institutional support

This call is already closed.

This call is addressing strategic development of NGOs. Organisations will be able to receive financial support for implementation of their strategic plans, while at the same time building capacity and developing even better programmes with the support of mentors.

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Small projects

This call is already closed.

Financial support (up to 20.000 euro per project) of this call is aimed only at project proposals of organisations with less than 50.000 euro annual turnover, addressing at least one of the programme priority fields: democracy, human rights including gender equality, social justice and climate change.

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Beside the calls fund operator will provide for a range of support activities for applicant organisations and later organisations implementing supported projects – workshops, video tutorials, phone and personal counselling, ...

Bilateral cooperation

One of the most important priorities of the fund is also strengthening bilateral cooperation between organisations from Slovenia and partners from the donor countries – Island, Lichtenstein and Norway.

For this purpose, fund will allocate 40.000 euros. Part of these means will be available through special call for implementation of additional activities of those projects that will include a bilateral partner. Call for proposals was published on 22 December 2022.

To find partners from donor countries or other ACF beneficiary countries applicant organisations can use web portal of Norwegian Helsinki Committee:

Complaints mechanism

EEA and Norway financial mechanisms programmes follow the policy of good governance, their implementation is based on the principles of inclusion, transparency and accountability, with zero-tolerance towards corruption.

In case of suspicion of irregularity, bad governance or corruption in implementation of Active Citizens Fund in Slovenia programme, please inform us with a report/complaint. Your complaint will be treated confidentially by the Complaints Committee. You will receive feedback on your report/complaint within 10 working days. Complaint/report can be lodged also anonymously. You can lodge your complaint at:

Complaint/report shall consist of the following information:

  • Description of the irregularity (including whether it is alleged or real and how it occurred);
  • Period the irregularity refers to or the timeline of its occurrence;
  • How did the reporting person become aware of the irregularity;
  • Identification of the individuals or legal entities related to the irregularity;
  • Other information.

Complaints Committee consisting of one representative of the ACF in Slovenia and of two external members will also be the one considering appeals against decisions on the selection/rejection of project proposals.