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Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Small grants in support of development in Afghanistan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine

Principal Office: Estonia

Estonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates the country’s Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DCHA). The goal is to contribute to the eradication of world poverty, and to attain the Sustainable Development Goals.

Projects in recent years include a few in agricultural development, eco-enterprises, river basin management, and civil society participation in environmental programs. However, “green themes” are not a current priority at DCHA.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

1 — Grants to Estonian OrganizationsThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs finances projects submitted by Estonian line ministries and agencies; local government bodies, agencies, and associations; and nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other entities legally registered in Estonia.

APPLICATION: DCHA periodically calls for proposals that invite Estonian organizations to request funding for development projects.

2 — Micro-Grants in Partner Countries. DHCA makes small grants to government agencies, local authorities, and nonprofit organizations and foundations in Estonia’s priority countries for development aid. Grants are up to €15 thousand.

APPLICATION: DCHA posts guidelines and forms for “micro-financing” on its homepage.

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Estonia’s partner countries are identified below.

Eurasia and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Georgia

Eastern Europe and Russia: Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine

The Ministry’s website is available in Estonian, English, and Russian.

The Ministry provides contact information.

The Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation is the country’s platform for development NGOs. Several of its member organizations focus on environment and nature conservation.

March 2021