Projects financed within Small Grants should fall within one of the following six categories:
- cultural cooperation,
- scientific exchange and research,
- youth exchange,
- cross-border cooperation,
- promotion of tourism.
With the exception of cross-border cooperation, entities from at least three Visegrad Group (V4) countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) must be involved (e.g., a V4 organizer and at least two V4 partners); it is advised, however, to include partners from all V4 countries. Any organization or natural person in the world (with the exception of institutions directly funded from state budgets) is eligible for the funding provided that the proposed project has “Visegrad” features (for inspiration please see previously approved grants).
Most recipients are non-governmental organizations (NGOs), municipalities and schools or other public institutions. Maximum contribution of the Fund for each Small Grant project is €6,000. The financial contribution of the Fund cannot exceed 70% of total project costs including the in-kind contribution of the applicant, or in-kind contributions of other subjects. The maximum time frame of the proposed budget is 6 months (even if the projects are envisaged to last longer).
Annual budget: €600,000
Max. time frame: 6 months
Deadlines: 1 March, 1 June, 1 September and 1 December
All grant applications must be submitted through the on-line application system by 12:00 (noon) CET on a given deadline date; signed hard-copy versions (printouts) with accompanying documentation can be personally delivered by 16:30 CET on the same day or sent by post with that day’s postmark as the latest.