Until February 28 2020, Lithuanian non-governmental organizations are invited to apply for the Active Citizens Fund. The Active Citizens Fund in Lithuania, financed by EEA Grants 2014 – 2021, was awarded a total budget of 9 millions euros for strengthening civil society and active citizenship, empowering vulnerable groups.
The EEA and Norway Grants are funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway with the aim to contribute to an equal Europe, both socially and economically – and to strengthen the relations between Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and the 15 beneficiary countries in Europe. The support of EEA Grants is available to 15 beneficiary countries (13 new EU member states, as well as Greece and Portugal).
The Fund Operator of the ACF in Lithuania is a consortium of non-governmental organizations Open Lithuania Foundation, OSFL Projects, and Geri Norai LT that upholds the values of human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights.
It is expected that within the next five years, more than 250 civic society organizations (including 80 small-scale organizations operating at a local level) will take part in the activities initiated and funded by the Active Citizens Fund. At least 180 projects that are implemented by these organizations will be funded. Approximately 10 000 people will get involved in their activities.