Discretionary government grants to civil society organisations operating in the field of foreign and security policy, awarded for 2021

NordenBladet — The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted EUR 1 026 000 in discretionary government grants to 14 civil society organisations (CSOs) operating in the field of foreign and security policy.The support is granted from 2021 Budget item 24.90.50 (Certain government grants) and it is meant for CSOs’ activities that are related to Finland’s foreign and security policy and international commitments.In the call for government grant applications for 2021, special emphasis was laid on rules-based international cooperation; prevention of conflicts; crisis management and mediation; human rights and human security; the European Union as a global actor; comprehensive transatlantic cooperation; and security threats related to climate change.This is the fifth year when discretionary government grants are awarded based on an open application procedure.By the due date, 18 CSOs had submitted their applications to the Ministry. The amounts applied ranged between EUR 20,000 and EUR 380,000.This year, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs awarded discretionary government grants to the following CSOs:Crisis Management Initiative (CMI)European Movement in FinlandFinnwatchHistorians without Borders in FinlandFinnish League for Human RightsWider Security Network (WISE)Sámi CouncilSaferGlobe FinlandAtlantic Council of FinlandFinnish Red CrossCommittee of 100 in FinlandUN Association of FinlandWorld Federation of the DeafÅland Islands Peace Institute The awarded grants are general grants for the CSOs’ activities in 2021. Discretionary government grants are awarded for one year at a time.

Source: Valtioneuvosto.fi

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