Nordic Gender Equality Fund opens for applications on 1 March 2024

20.02.24 | Funding opportunities
The Nordic Gender Equality Fund funds co-operation that promotes gender equality. Since 2013, the fund has funded 90 projects and is now looking for more projects that can add Nordic value. The application period runs from 1 March up to and including 2 April 2024.


Opportunity category
External organization
NIKK Nordic Information on Gender
Financial framework
50,000 to 500,000
Faroe Islands
Åland Islands

You can apply to the Nordic Gender Equality Fund for activities starting in 2024. These activities must be completed within two years. 

The projects can, for example, contribute new knowledge, and facilitate the exchange of experience and the establishment of Nordic networks.

Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) is administering the fund on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers and deals with things like calls for applications, the assessment of projects, and follow up of results. You can apply via during the application period.

Please note, the fund finances projects where at least three organisations from at least three different Nordic countries work together to promote gender equality. Projects which aim to solve problems in relation to gender equality, contribute new knowledge, facilitate the exchange of experience, or manifest and develop Nordic cohesion can apply for funding from the fund.  The Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland may constitute one country. One Baltic country may also be included in the application alongside two Nordic countries. Applications may include more than three countries.

This year, funding has been earmarked for projects that have a focus on gender equality in climate measures in the Arctic. As recommended by the Nordic Advisory Committee for the Arctic (NRKA), the Nordic Committee for Co-operation (NSK) has decided to co-fund activities by up to DKK 250,000 under the Nordic Leadership for Gender Equality in Climate Action programme.

Key dates in 2024

1 March Applications open at

2 April Applications close at midnight (CET)

May Applicants notified of decisions

June Contracts signed

Take part in a Q&A on 18 March

NIKK will hold a digital information meeting on 18 March 2024. Register via the link below. The meeting will be held in English.