Downloading document forms, filling them in painstakingly, writing and sending e-mails, repeating all this over and over again if something goes wrong at some point... This is all in the past now. Estonian NGOs can now electronically apply for grants to engage in cooperation with the Nordic countries. This is effective and user and environmentally friendly.
The new electronic application environment, which is called NCM-Grants (Nordic Council of Ministers' Grants), allows applications to be completed even a little at a time, right up to the deadline. The submission deadline this year is 2 April.
Before you apply, make sure you read the guidelines carefully and the instructions on how to use the new system. When you register as a user and fill in your application, this does not result in automatic submission of the application. The grant administrator shall review, after 2 April, only those applications that were filled in completely and submitted by the user before the deadline.
The system saves everything you enter in real time so you do not need to worry about losing any information that you provide. You can also regularly save your results manually.
In the event that you receive a grant, you will later need to submit a report via NCM-Grants – which will also host all communication between applicants, recipients and administrators. Among other things, this means that administrators will no longer be accepting applications on paper or via e-mail.
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The whole application process in conducted in English.
Address for technical questions regarding the new system:
Call Merle Kuusk on +372 627 3105 or send her an e-mail to
if you have any questions about the grant programme.