The overall objective of the New Democracy Fund is to strengthen democratic organisation of the civil society, build regional networking and people-to-people exchange of experiences, amongst civil society organisations in Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Denmark.
With a total budget of 50 million DKK for 2020-2022 the fund supports new and existing civil society partnerships across Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Denmark.
The fund operates within 6 thematic focus areas:
- Labor markets
The fund’s work is divided into 3 tracks:
Track 1: Civil society partnerships between the consortium and local partners in the Eastern Neighbourhood region
The consortium behind The New Democracy Fund has been active in the region for many years. The aim for the first track is to use this experience to establish strong, sustainable collaboration, and exchange of experience between civil society organisations in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries and Denmark.
Track 2: Rapid Response Fund – available funds for sudden needs and emerging opportunities
The New Democracy Fund has allocated 5 million DKK for urgent needs.
All civil society organisations from the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries with Danish partners and civil society organisations in Denmark with partners in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries are invited to apply for the Rapid Response Fund with projects primarily within the six thematic focus areas.
Read more about the Rapid Response Fund and how to apply here.
Track 3: Available funds for longer civil society co-operation
The fund supports longer co-operation and exchange of experience between NGOs, knowledge, cultural and educational organisations in The Eastern Neighbourhood Countries and Denmark.
Read more about the New Cooperation Fund and how to apply here.
Co-operation with Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
The fund will – where relevant – co-operate with civil society organisations from the three Baltic States.