Humanitarian and development grants 2017: Call for applications

08.02.2017 // The Norwegian Embassy in Beirut will be accepting applications for grants for 2017 until 24 February.

We ask current and new recipients to submit short concept notes (2 pages), including a general budget, for assistance projects within the following sectors

  • Humanitarian assistance and protection of vulnerable groups
  • Development assistance to Lebanon
  • Culture and arts

Applicants are advised to consider that Norway seeks to promote human rights, women’s rights/gender equality, good anti-corruption strategies/good governance or  environmental protection, through all humanitarian and development interventions.

The concept note should contain a brief description of the objectives, output and activities, as well as a preliminary budget.

Applications for local humanitarian and development granst will be considered in light of the overall Norwegian humanitarian and development assistance portfolio in Lebanon, and with a view to complement and avoid duplication of interventions channeled through outher organizations.

Please send your concept note to You may use the same address for any inquiries regarding your application.


What type of applications and partners are we looking for?


Humanitarian grants

Target groups would be the vulnerable and poor, especially Syrian and Palestinian refugees and vulnerable host-communities. Larger scale, targeted and catalyctic interventions are preferred.

Development grants

Concrete interventions that help strengthen Lebanon’s resilience, stability, civil society or peaceful co-existence between communities. Larger scale, targeted and catalyctic interventions are preferred.

Culture and art grants

Interventions that promote  cultural infrastructure, artistic freedom of expression and cultural rights. Innovative, targeted, change-oriented and catalytic interventions with  sound local foundation will be a preferred.

Applications from organisations that are already partnering with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norad or other public Norwegian entities on humanitarian or development assistance delivery to Lebanon, will not be considered.

Applications for funding of conferences, meetings/workshops/seminars will not be considered.


Selection process


Organisations that pass the initial concept note screening, will be invited to submit a more detailed grant application for full and final consideration. Organizations are asked to use this  application form and follow these guidelines, at this statge of the process Applicants may also use the application form as a checklist.

All documents should be submitted in a format that allows editing (for example not as PDF, but rather as Word or Excel documents). Please note that many fields in the application form cannot be expanded. If you need more space, please use separate attached sheets.

Applications should include a thorough risks management plan. For more information on results and risk management, please consult key concepts and methodology

You should include the following documents in the final application (not the concept note):

  • Budget – Required as Annex 1. The Embassy does not define minimum or maximum funding levels. Budgets need to be realistic and in line with the capacity of the applicant organization. Preferably, present the budget as an excel document and point out clearly the contribution from other sources, if any, and amounts requested from the Embassy, per each budget line. Present clearly the units, costs per unit and total costs per each budget line. The budget should be in USD and NOK mentioning the exchange rate used.
  • Proof of registration from the responsible authorities
  • Statutes of the organisation
  • Partner assessment form
  • Reference list of projects implemented in the past two years, budget and donors.

Please note that only concept notes and applications submitted during the indicated timeframe and with all required documents attached, will be considered

For more information about previous grant priorities and examples of successful applications, please visit The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' grants portal


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