The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs yearly distribute more than 30 billion NOK as grants to Norwegian and foreign recipients. A large share of the grants is reserved for development aid, but grants are also given to support projects within central foreign policy areas such as Security Policy, the High North, EU/EEA, cultural cooperation and public diplomacy.

Grant schemes covered by the MFA’s budget are administered by the MFA itself, Norad, FK and others.

Further information on the calls for proposals that are available in English, with an overview of application deadlines, goals, target groups, allocation criteria and name of responsible unit, can be found here.

Information regarding other grant schemes will be published later.

The following cross-cutting issues are to be taken into consideration in all projects funded by MFA: