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About the grants

Norec plays an important role in Norway’s agenda for international development. Through collaborative work exchanges and the sharing of competence and expertise, Norec supports global partnerships in their efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Norec also helps young professionals to develop expertise in sustainable development through international work-experience.

Funding priorities:

  • Coming soon

Application deadlines

Deadline for feasibility study: February 15 and August 15.

For projects starting in January 2024,  Norec must receive applications by June 1 2023

For projects starting in August 2024, Norec must receive applications by February 1 2024

* Partnerships with an approved feasibility study per 31.12.22, can relate to their already stated deadline.

Important: All projects must complete a Feasibility Study before applying for a Collaboration Agreement.

Who can apply

Norec supports international partnerships, in and between countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Norway.

We accept applications from:

  • Civil society organisations
  • Public institutions
  • Private sector companies

The applicants must be based in Norway or in one or more of the countries on Norec’s list of partner countries.

To apply, the applicant must:

  • be a legal entity
  • have the necessary professional and administrative expertise and capacity to implement the project
  • have realistic goals and measurable targets for the project
  • have established good working relations with organisations that are part of the application. All parties must be involved in the development of the application.
  • have a routine for utilizing the capacity of the personnel sent abroad, both before leaving, while abroad and upon return.

Important: New partners must first complete a feasibility study before applying for a collaboration agreement with Norec.

Tehetena Woldemariam
Section Leader, Private Sector and Public Institutions
Sille Lukowski
Section Leader, NGOs