The Nordic Gender Equality Fund provides funding for collaborative projects that promote gender equality. The Nordic Council of Ministers issues an annual call for funding applications for projects involving at least three organisations from at least three Nordic countries.
The Nordic Council of Ministers issues an annual call for funding applications for projects involving at least three organisations from at least three of the Nordic countries. Applications are invited from projects that address inequality in different ways, which generate and disseminate new knowledge and information about experiences, or which promote and develop the Nordic sense of affinity.
The funding criteria specify, among other things, that projects must enhance knowledge of gender equality, share information and build Nordic networks.
Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) runs the fund on behalf of the Council of Ministers, including issuing the calls for funding applications, assessing the applications and following up on project results.
About the fund
1. The Nordic Gender Equality Fund has a broad target group, including NGOs, networks, public-sector companies, other non-commercial stakeholders, small companies, etc.
2. Sharing knowledge leads to change. The Fund will finance projects involving at least three organisations from at least three Nordic countries, one of which can be the Faroe Islands, Greenland or Åland. Alternatively, the project can include organisations from at least two Nordic countries and one from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or North-West Russia.
3. The Fund provides grants to activities of various types, including events, reviews, network-building, and developing methods or activities.
4. The application must clearly outline the project’s contribution to Nordic synergy, e.g. by describing how it will generate more positive outcomes through Nordic co-operation than would be possible if the project was run at national level.
5. The application must also make clear how the project will add value to gender-equality policy, e.g. by detailing how it will generate new insights into equality or change existing knowledge.
6. The application should be for a grant in the range DKK 50–500,000. The project must comply with the criteria for economic reasonableness. A budget must be attached to the application, in which all items are costed in DKK, including the total amount. The budget must specify details of self-financing and total financing.
Dates for your diary
Is your organisation applying for funding for Nordic co-operation on gender equality? Dates for your diary.
1 March: Applications open on nikk.no
3 April: Applications close at 24:00 (CET)
May: The Fund informs applicants of its decisions
June: Contracts are signed
Want to know more about the fund?
On 1 March, NIKK will hold an online information meeting. Register now and pose any questions in advance via the link below. The meeting will be in English. During the meeting, questions may be asked in English or one of the Scandinavian languages. The meeting is free and open to all interested parties.
Time: 1 March 2023, 13:30–14:30 (CET)
Venue: Online information meeting. A link will be sent to those who register.
Register here: Deadline 28 February, 16:00 (CET) via the link below