The Programme Operator for the NGO Fund - Call for expression of interest


2011 06 09


The Memorandum of Understanding between Lithuania and the three donor states of the EEA Grants (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) for the 2009-2014 grants was signed in spring 2011. The EEA Grants will support a 5.5M€ NGO Fund in Lithuania, to be implemented within the next five years. The Programme Operator for the NGO Fund shall be contracted directly by the Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels through a short-listed tendering procedure.

The Financial Mechanism Office is launching a call for expressions of interest to organisations wishing to apply for the role of Programme Operator of the Fund. The organisations shall be autonomous of government, with strong ties to the NGO sector in the country and with re-granting experience and financial capacity. Based on these criteria a final list of 3 – 8 organisations shall be established. The selected short listed organizations shall be invited to submit a full application and shall receive the specific Terms of Reference relating to the set-up and implementation of the NGO Programme in Lithuania.

Please fill in the attached EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM should you be interested. The deadline for submission of completed forms is 20 June 2011.

General information on the overall NGO Programme objective and outcomes can be found in the paper on Programme Area Nr. 10 “Funds for Non-Governmental Organisations.

Information relating to general principles of the NGO Programmes can be found in the NGO Programme Guidelines.

Further information on the EEA Grants can be accessed at


For questions please contact FMO at