The funding instrument Individual Projects East is available to civil society organisations (CSOs) that implement multi-year projects in developing countries in the Danube Region/Western Balkans, Black Sea Region/South Caucasus and Central Asia together with local partner organisations. The partners must retain responsibility (ownership). Another criterion is cooperation with other local and international organisations and interest groups and alignment of activities with the policies and strategies of partner countries.

Eligible for application are associations, foundations, trade unions, local authorities or other public corporations based in Austria. Individuals may not submit applications.

Ineligible for funding are studies and projects that are solely concerned with passenger or freight transport in a developing country or include more than 50 per cent building and/or purchase costs for fixed assets (including related personnel costs).

The funding rate depends on the country in which the project is carried out.

Categorization and list of countries according to OECD/DAC List of ODA Recipients:

Funding rate 80% of project costs for ADC priority countries:
- Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova

Funding rate 55% of project costs for the following countries:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine

Funding rate 25% of project costs for:
- Remaining Least Developed Countries, Low Income Countries, Lower Middle Income Countries and Upper Middle Income Countries

For projects implemented in multiple countries which are listed under different categories, a mixed funding rate is calculated.

Further information can be found in the funding guidelines.

DAC List ODA Recipients

Please note that there will be no possibility for submission of Individual Project applications (East and South) in 2024.

Funding is given to projects that directly combat poverty, build self-help capacities of the beneficiaries and strengthen local institutions.

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