FAQ

1. Who can be awarded funding?

The following are eligible to apply:

• associations, including ordinary associations
• foundations
• social cooperatives
• non-profit companies
• rural housewives’ circles
• church legal persons registered in the National Court Register.

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2. How many applications can be submitted?

An organisation may only submit one application per call, while the organisation may also be named as a partner in one application submitted by another organisation. An organisation that does not apply for a grant may be named as a partner in two applications submitted by other organisations.

An organisation awarded a grant in call I for applications for thematic projects is not eligible to apply for a grant in the next call for applications for thematic projects, and may only be named as a partner in one project for which a grant is awarded.

An organisation can be awarded a grant to implement a thematic project and a sectoral project, but in such a case it cannot be a partner in other projects for which a grant has been awarded.

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3. Who is eligible to be a partner in a project?

The following are eligible to be partners: CSOs or other public and private organisations, commercial or non-commercial, and also informal groups from Poland and the other Beneficiary States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary), from the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) or from countries neighbouring Poland but not in the EEA (Belarus, Russia, Ukraine), or pan-government organisations.

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4. Does there have to be partner from Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein in the project?

Working with a partner is not a prerequisite to be awarded a grant. On the other hand it should be borne in mind that if a project is implemented in a partnership with a Donor State organisation, it is possible to apply for further funding (up to EUR 5 000 for small grants and up to EUR 12 500 for large grants) to cover costs relating to the partner’s role in the project.

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5. If I intend to implement a project in a partnership, can I get a higher grant?

It is only possible to apply for additional funding (up to EUR 5 000 for small grants and up to EUR 12 500 for large grants and sectoral projects) to cover costs relating to the partner’s role in the project if the project is implemented in a partnership with a Donor State (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) organisation.

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6. Which countries are Donor States?

The Donor States are three EEA countries which have provided funds for the Fund’s operations: Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

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7. Which countries are Beneficiary States?

The EEA fund Beneficiary States are:

• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• The Czech Republic
• Estonia
• Greece
• Lithuania
• Latvia
• Malta
• Poland
• Portugal
• Rumania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Hungary

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8. Is a grant for capacity building deducted from the grant for implementation of the project?

Funds for capacity building are additional funding that is unrelated to the grant for implementation of the project. These funds may only be used for capacity building. Funds designated for capacity building may not be used to implement the project.

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