Extended deadline for NICFI 2021-2025 call for proposals

The application deadline for the current NICFI call for proposals is extended to 19 May 2020 at 13:00 CEST.

In recent weeks, the Covid-19 virus has severely impacted society at large in most countries relevant to Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative. The situation requires a lot from all of us.

"We understand that several organisations are in a difficult situation and cannot function efficiently at the moment. We have therefore decided to postpone the application deadline for the current NICFI call for proposals to 19 May 2020 at 13:00 CET," Wenche Fone, director of the civil society department in Norad explains.

We still intend for projects to begin implementation during the first quarter of 2021. Our current plan is to decide which applications to award by January 2021, and sign grant agreements during the first quarter of 2021, which will be effective starting 1 January 2021.

Fone strongly urges all potential applicants to exercise the necessary social responsibility by following the instructions of national and local authorities, ensuring that life and health remain the upmost priority.

"This also pertains to the process for developing your applications. We encourage you to avoid physical meetings to the extent possible and specifically avoid potential spread to vulnerable groups that do not have adequate access to health care," Fone emphasises. 

Norad have also received messages from applicants that are planning to submit by the original deadline. As it is unclear how the situation with Covid-19 will evolve, we would encourage the applicants that are able to submit before the new deadline to do so.

Published 19.03.2020
Last updated 19.03.2020