Bilateral Fund

NGO Programme Lithuania Fund for Bilateral Relations
Call for proposals


On 15th of March, 2013 Human Rights Monitoring Institute together with OSFL Projects have announced a call for proposals to the Fund for Bilateral Relations within the NGO Programme Lithuania. You may download the Guidelines for Applicants and the annexes by selecting the links below.

Considering interest of NGOs and remaining funds under Fund for Bilateral Relations, Fund Operator have decided to extend the call for proposals under Fund for Bilateral Relations. The new deadline for submission of applications is September 16, 2016. Please find the updated guidelines for applicants and annexes below. 

NGO Programme Lithuania - Guidelines for applicants to Fund for Bilateral Relations (v1.4, 1 July, 2016)

Annex 1 - Outcomes outputs indicators

Annex 2 - Bilateral Initiative application form

Annex 3 - Applicants declaration

Annex 4 - Final report form


About the Fund for Bilateral Relations within the NGO Programme Lithuania


Strengthening bilateral relations between the Donor States and Lithuania is one of the key objectives of NGO Programme Lithuania.  

In order to achieve the goal of strengthened bilateral relations, a separate fund is formed within the framework of NGO Programme Lithuania, which is aimed at supporting bilateral initiatives (hereinafter referred to as Fund for Bilateral Relations, or FBR). The total value of FBR is 184.000 EUR.

Goal of strengthened bilateral relations will be achieved through implementation of joint projects, exchange of experience and increase of mutual understanding. Diverse initiatives supported by the FBR will increase mutual understanding of our societies, intensify exchange of views and knowledge, promote common values, and contribute to stronger ties on individual, organizational, and community level.

The key criteria for the development of joint bilateral initiatives are mutual interest, tangible benefit and sustainability.

Funds of FBR will be distributed by implementing the following measures:

  • Measure A („Seed Money“) – funds shall be dedicated for the search of partners for donor partnership projects prior to and during the preparation of project applications, the development of such partnerships and the preparation of an application for a donor partnership project.  
  • Measure B (“Networking”) – funds shall be used for networking, exchange, sharing and transfer of knowledge, technology, experience and best practice between entities in Lithuania, entities in the donor states and international organizations. These activities can be implemented on continuous basis throughout the NGO Programme period, but not later than April 30, 2017

Bilateral initiatives and their results may be used for preparation of the project application to the main NGO Programme fund, to improve the quality or expand the scope of the on-going projects.

The application submitted to FBR or received funding from FBR does not oblige the applicant to prepare and submit the project application to the main fund of NGO Programme Lithuania, nor bans changing partners, involvement of new ones or cancelation of partnerships. However, this does not revoke requirement to ensure meaningful and beneficial initiatives.

Information about the applications already submitted to FBR may be found in the Project section of this website.

Updated 1 July, 2016