До конца августа 2001 года можно подать заявку в Программу малых грантов Министерства внешних связей Дании

Основная задача Программы малых грантов Министерства внешних связей Дании - привлечь больше организаций к решению проблем окружающей среды Южной и Восточной Европы. Программа поддерживает совместные усилия датских НПО и организаций из других стран, способствуя обмену знаниями и опытом. Основная информация приводится на английском языке.


The Small Grant Facility has been established as a result of a continuous debate between the Danish NGO community and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency. The Facility will meet a demand for support to mainly smaller environ-mental projects, and will try to avoid developing complex application procedures.

The main partners of the project are the DEPA department for Danish Cooperation for Environment in Eastern Europe (DANCEE), the Danish Outdoor Council and The Regional Environment Center in Budapest.

The Small Grant Facility Co-ordination is situated in the Danish Outdoor Council, who is responsible for giving advice on the Small Grant Facility and for facilitating contacts between NGOs. The Small Grant Facility will support projects with no more than 250.000 DKK.

The Small Grant Facility will receive applications from both Danish NGOs and NGOs from the target countries (see below).


The objective of the establishment of the Small Grant Facility is to involve more organisations in the environmental work in the South and East of Europe. The development potential of especially smaller NGOs should be realised in regards to the DANCEE support programme, and the Small Grant Facility will try to address this need. The Small Grant Facility will thus encourage smaller projects to be developed in co-operation between Danish and target country NGOs, in order to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and experience.


Target countries for the Small Grant Facility are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Yugoslavia.


In order to qualify for support from the Small Grant Facility, an applicant must fulfil the following criteria:

1) Be an NGO / Civil-society organisation working on a strictly non-profit basis. In short, the following type of organisations can be supported:

· NGOs (organisations working for idealistic purposes)

Civil society organisations (organisations where members of society are organised to promote own interests)

Political parties

Church organisations or other religious organisations

Grass root organisations (local self-help groups and likewise) · Local organisations (village councils and likewise)

Cultural organisations (culture, sport and likewise).

2) Demonstrate that the environmental project falls within one or more of the fol-lowing priority areas of the Small Grant Facility:

A. Organisational development of relevance to environmental work. B. Co-operation on citizens' participation in environment / nature man-agement and decision-making. C. Promotion of outdoor recreation with consideration for nature and the environment.

3) Be engaged in opening new partnerships and new projects in the present and future DANCEE countries. The applicant must co-operate with a partner NGO / civil-society organisation based in the target country, or be engaged in a project preparation phase with the aim of identifying a partner. Concrete projects as well as project preparation activities like networking and / or sharing of experiences are valid for support.

4) Demonstrate that the project is viable, and that the applicant will carry costs of the project, either in-kind or by carrying a share of the total budget.

5) Inform the public of the results of the project during implementation (prefera-bly) or after completion.

6) Send final report to Danish Outdoor Council including an evaluation on the impact and future replication of the project.


Budget Proposals can apply for a maximum of DKK 250.000,- from the Small Grant Facility, but the total budget of the project can exceed this amount. Proposals seeking a higher level of external contribution should apply directly to DANCEE. Up to 75% of the budget can be prepaid upon project start and the remainder will be paid upon project completion - i.e. when the final report on the project has been approved by the Danish Outdoor Council.

The Small Grant Facility can support the activities of NGOs from Denmark and from the target countries.

The applying organisation must provide a detailed budget where the expenses for each project-activity are stated. All involved partners of the applying organisa-tion must agree to the parts of the budget, which are relevant to them. This can be done in a separate statement of co-operation. The statement must be signed by an authorised person and should preferably carry the stamp of the organisa-tion.

No specific target have been set for the level of contribution (in-kind or other) from the applicant, but it is recommended that the organisation should try to esti-mate the value of the contribution financially if possible.

The following budget lines can only be supported in a limited scale: · Administration can be supported by up to 7 % of the total budget. · Evaluation of the project can be supported by up to 7 % of the total

budget. · Unforeseen expenses can be supported by up to 10 % of the total budget,

but the Danish Outdoor Council must approve of the expense(s).


Projects must be completed at the end of August 2001 at latest, and must deliver a final report on the project to the Danish Outdoor Council after project comple-tion.


The project holder must inform the Danish Outdoor Council of any major changes (i.e. changes in activities, co-operation, expected results of project and likewise) in the project. The Danish Outdoor Council reserves the right to veto major changes, and in extreme cases to permanently withhold outstanding support to the project. Such a situation could for example develop if it is found that the proj-ect has been changed in a direction, which is contrary to the criteria and guide-lines for receiving support from the Small Grant Facility.


The applicant must compile a report on the results of the project, and forward it to the Danish Outdoor Council. The report should shortly (maximum 4 pages) state the following information:

· Alterations to the timeline, activities, results and perspectives of replication of the project, and explanations for possible changes where necessary. · Description of performed communication initiatives towards the public.

Documentation should be included in an annex if possible. · Results of the project and evaluation on the development process. · Future of the project, is it sustainable in the short, medium or long term

and is it replicable in other contexts / countries?

The project will be completed when the Danish Outdoor Council receives the final report, and the outstanding support will be remitted when the Danish Outdoor Council has approved the final report.


The Danish Outdoor Council. The Danish Outdoor Council was founded as an independent umbrella-organisation in 1942 by eight outdoor organisations, who for some time had been part of a working group formed by the then prime minister. The purpose of the Council was to promote outdoor recreation for organisations and the general public under consideration of both environmental and nature protection needs.

Today more than 90 organisations are members of the Council. After almost 60 years of existence the goals of the Outdoor Council has only changed slightly. However, the activities and the daily work have changed over the years, enabling the Council to develop into a modern organisation with an extensive network both nationally and internationally.

On the international scene, the Council has a great commitment to the network of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe (FEEE), where more than 20 countries co-operate on educational activities. The Council held the Presidency of FEEE from 1990 to 1996, and presently holds the co-ordinations of both the Blue Flag and the Learning About Forests campaigns. The Danish Outdoor Council will continue to contribute to and participate in the work of FEEE, which is now expanding to become a worldwide organisation.

For further information, please contact:

The Danish Outdoor Council Scandiagade 13 DK-2450 Copenhagen SV Denmark

Phone: +45 33 79 00 79, Fax: +45 33 79 01 79, e-mail: fr@friluftsraadet.dk, Internet: www.friluftsraadet.dk


The Danish Co-operation for Environment in Eastern Europe dates back to 1991, where the Danish Parliament decided to enact subsidies for environmental activi-ties in Eastern European countries. Changes were made to the original design of the Danish support for Eastern Europe in 1993. Here the Parliament incorporated some of the intentions of the Rio conference in 1992 into the programme, which later developed into DANCEE. At this time, the Parliament also decided that the funds for the programme should gradually increase until the total Danish support constitutes 0,5 % of the Gross National Product in 2005.

The DANCEE programme currently supports environmental projects and activi-ties in the following countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and Belarus.

For further information, please contact DANCEE at:

Ministry of Environment and Energy Danish Environmental Protection Agency Strandgade 29 DK-1401 Copenhagen K Denmark Phone: +45 32 66 01 00 Internet: www.mem.dk


The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit organisation with the mission to assist in solving en-vironmental problems in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

The Center fulfils its mission through encouraging cooperation among non-governmental organisations, governments and businesses, supporting the free exchange of information and promoting public participation in environmental decision-making.

The REC was established in 1990 by the United States, the European Commis-sion and Hungary. Today, the REC is legally based on a Charter signed by the governments of 25 countries and the European Commission, and on an Interna-tional Agreement with the Government of Hungary. The REC has its headquar-ters in Szentendre, Hungary and Local Offices in each of its 15 beneficiary CEE countries, which are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Yugoslavia.

Recent donors are the European Commission and the governments of the United States, Japan, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as well as other intergovernmental and private institutions.

The REC operates a grant facility for its beneficiaries so NGOs from Central- and Eastern Europe can also apply to the REC for funding of co-operation projects. The REC is also capable of establishing contacts between NGOs via the partner-ship service administrated by Mr. Darek Urbaniak.

For further information, please contact the REC at:

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe Ady Endre ut 9-11 2000 Szentendre Hungary Phone: (36 26) 311 199, Fax: (36 26) 311 294, e-mail: n2n@rec.org Internet: www.rec.org

Источник: Igor Neschyotniy, Information Coordinator ISAR-WEST NIS/EDNANNIA, Editor

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