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Section for Turkish Swedish Cooperation Türkiye

The Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul hereby announces its call for applications for projects in 2024

Since 2001 the Consulate General has promoted collaboration between Sweden and Türkiye by disbursing grants. Our aim is to support civil society organizations throughout Türkiye, to serve as a resource for our partners, and to provide a platform for public debate. The support is guided by the Results strategy for Sweden´s reform cooperation with Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey 2021–2027. You can find the strategy here.

For 2024 we particularly welcome applications for projects that focus on:

- Creating opportunities for exercising human rights, especially freedom of expression and advancing democratic participation and accountability.

- Enhancing women’s and girls´ participation and influence in decision processes at all levels and in all areas and providing fora where they can make their voices heard.

- Strengthening a pluralistic civil society that can counter social polarization and discrimination.

- Creating opportunities for the democratic participation of youth.

- Strengthening labour rights and human rights in employment and in the workplace.

We encourage projects that foster collaborations between different institutions and sectors of society, that include activities in multiple regions of Türkiye, and that are co-funded with other grant makers. We also encourage that a gender equality perspective is mainstreamed into the applicant’s organizational structure as well as their working methods, and in the activities of the project.

The application must be sent both physically, postmarked at the latest on 1 September 2023, and digitally to istanbul.sektionen@gov.se by 1 September 2023.

Application guidelines

Officially registered CSOs, foundations, associations, think tanks, trade unions and universities are welcome to apply. Applications from individuals or profit-making businesses are not eligible. Project applications related to the Syrian crisis are referred to Sida's Syrian crisis strategy (you can find that strategy here).

In order for us to be able to review your project, you must fulfil the “Grant Application Guidelines”, which you can find here. Before filling out the application, we recommend that you read the full strategy here.

The form must be completed in English and not consist of more than five pages, including a budget. Please note the mandatory documents that you need to include in your application. We do not accept incomplete applications.

The budget should be prepared in Turkish Lira. Unspecified lump sums or purchase of electronic devices cannot be included in the budget. Projects with a humanitarian or psychosocial focus are not eligible.

The completed application should be sent to the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul by regular mail. It can be handed over to the guards at the Consulate. Please note that we require you to send us the application digitally as well. We do not accept incomplete applications or applications that are sent by fax. Please don’t use plastic folders or similar.

State clearly in the application which email address you want the result to be sent to.


Contact information:

The Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul, the Section for Swedish-Turkish Cooperation:

Jenny Nordman
Didem Özalp

Email: istanbul.sektionen@gov.se

Tel: +90 212 334 06 04



Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul

İstiklal Caddesi No: 247 (Tünel)

P.K. 125

344 33 Beyoğlu İstanbul



     1.What is the maximum/minimum budget for each project?

a.There is no maximum or minimum budget for each project. However, the average project support is normally around 400 000-700 000 TRY, but depends on the project.

     2.How long is the project period?

a.The maximum project period is 12 months. Funding for projects for 2024 must be spent no later than 31 January 2025.

     3. May I submit the application by hand?

a.The project application may be submitted to the guards at the Consulate.

     4.When should the project application be submitted to the Consulate at the latest?

a.The Consulate accepts project applications that have been sent and post stamped no later than 1 September.

     5. Do you have a specific budget template for us to use?

a.The Consulate has no specific budget template. The organization develops its own budget templates. It is important that the budget is clear and detailed, and that a budget line for an auditing cost is included.

      6. Can a preliminary assessment of the application be made?

a. No, the Consulate does not have the opportunity to make preliminary assessments of project applications.

      7. When will the results be announced?

a. The aim is to have the results announced in December 2023.

      8. Are newly established organizations eligable to apply to the funding scheme?

a. Yes.

Last updated 07 Jun 2023, 3.51 PM