About the feasibility study
The first step of any new exchange project supported by Norec is to apply for a feasibility study with your potential partners. During the feasibility study the partners meet to prepare and complete an application for an exchange project. The feasibility study must be completed and approved before you can apply for a Collaboration Agreement.
The feasibility study includes:
- an introductory seminar conducted by Norec (may be digital, physical, or a combination of the two)
- a partner meeting to identify the potential for collaboration between partners and develop an application for an exchange project to be funded by Norec (may be digital, physical, or a combination of the two)
- other meetings with Norec, as needed
- development of routines of communication and decision-making within the partnership
- preparation of the activity report (A03) and financial report (A04) for the feasibility study
- preparation of application for a Cooperation Agreement, to be sent to Norec
During the feasibility study, the partners will have:
- learned more about Norec, the grants available, the Norec model and Norec’s values, and the commitments required for an exchange project.
- developed the dynamics of cooperation between the different partners, helping them to get to know each other better. They should also understand the roles and responsibilities of each partner in undertaking such a project together.
- identified the potential gains, opportunities and risks in the potential collaboration.
- developed their project idea and learned how to craft a strong project description.
- prepared an application 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.
To apply, the applicant must:
- be a legal entity
- have the necessary professional and administrative expertise and capacity to implement the project
- have a realistic project idea to be further developed in the feasibility study
- have sufficient financial capacity to cover advance payment of travel expenses (such as flights and accomodation). These expences will be reimbursed once Norec has received and approved the feasibility study activity report and financial report.
Norec will assess the applicants’ capacity to:
- guide and support their employees on exchange
- work in a partnership with good cooperation
- achieve their objectives
- administer the project financially
How to apply
The application for a feasibility study consists of the following documents:
Use the guidelines (G01) as a guide before you submit your application.
The following documents must be submitted with the application:
- Registration document
- Signature rights
- Latest audited consolidated annual financial statement
- Latest annual report
- Self-declaration on organisational conditions and practices (E19 – template)
- Valid registration document for the audit firm that will audit the Norec funds (only applicable if the grant amount exceeds NOK 100 000)
Send all documents to your programme adviser at Norec.
If you have not been in contact with Norec previously you can send the documents to email@example.com.
Once the feasibility study has been completed, the partnership must report on the project’s expected results. The report comprises two documents – an activity report and a financial report:
Send your report directly to your programme adviser at Norec. Reports must be approved before Norec can process an application for a Collaboration Agreement for an exchange project.