Can local NGOs and civil society organizations apply for funding?

No, the SDG-F’s programmes are implemented locally through the United Nations Country Offices, and the SDG-F will therefore not fund local NGOs directly. Nevertheless, working with civil society is one of the pillars of our approach, and local NGOs might participate in joint programmes if their work is aligned with an approved programme containing specific components that could be implemented by civil society organizations.

What countries can participate?

The SDG-F has identified eligible countries to participate in the call for Joint Programme proposals (see table below). Each country may submit more than one joint programme proposal but, at this stage, the SDG-F expects to support a maximum of one programme per country.