Seed grants for communities and local initiatives in Belarus

To implement strategic activities, promote and support participation in decision-making processes, and cooperate with other local initiatives as part of a shared vision on the ground.

Funding priorities

  1. Regional initiatives and communities outside Minsk
  2. Collaborative (joint) initiatives of two or more communities
  3. Work on specific issues related to youth, inclusion, gender equality.

Who is the programme for?

For local communities or initiatives that are undergoing or have undergone a training course and/or mentoring programme as part of the project.

How much?

Grants from 100 to 5,000 euros

For how long?

For 3–5 months of work, starting in June and ending no later than the end of October.

When to apply?

The competition is open from 17 April to 31 May.

How to apply?

Fill in this web form.

Guidelines for grant applicants

Find the guidelines here.

Frequently Asked Questions

ForumCiv will hold 2 online meetings for everyone with a step-by-step guide to completing the forms and an opportunity for questions and answers. The tentative dates for the meetings are May 2 and May 15, at 6pm Minsk time.

Registration for the meetings is here.

We will review your application and contact you through the number provided in the Signal. If the application passes the initial screening according to the criteria given in the columns "Funding priorities?" and "Who is this programme for?", we will invite you for an interview.

Applications will be processed within 3 weeks of submission.

If you haven't received any response within this time, email us via your secure email at

Up to 7 projects of up to €5,000 will be supported at this stage. If the estimates of the approved projects are less than 5.000, it is possible to support more initiatives.