Open calls

Small Grant Scheme „Developing Restorative Justice Measures in Estonia“


The purpose of the grant is to expand the use of approaches and methods based on restorative justice in institutions for children and youth, social, child protection and youth work, the police, the prosecutor’s office, courts, probation services, closed institutions, including prisons, and in society in general. 

The activities supported under the SGS are:

  • piloting new methods based on restorative justice in working with juvenile and young offenders;
  • testing the approaches and methods based on restorative justice in various environments, including institutions for children and youth, social, child protection and youth work, the police, the prosecutor’s office, courts, probation services, and closed institutions, including prisons;
  • awareness-raising activities, including information days, information materials, printed matter, video and audio recordings, etc.;
  • activities for the inclusion of community in raising awareness and improving knowledge and skills regarding restorative justice;
  • training activities, including training courses, seminars, workshops, exchange of practices, training courses for future trainers, etc.;
  • pilot projects with the aim of creating a community based on restorative justice, e.g. restorative school, workplace, city, etc.;
  • production of study materials, guidelines, instructions, etc.;
  • other supporting activities that help to expand the use of restorative justice.

An eligible applicant is an entity, public or private, commercial or non-commercial, or non-governmental organisation, established as a legal person Estonia or an international organisation acting in Estonia.

Overall budget of the open call is 400 000 euros. Project grant to be awarded to a single project falls between 30 000 – 200 000 euros.

The maximum project grant rate is 85%-100% of eligible total project costs.

Submission of applications is open from September 16, 2020 until November 16, 2020 at 17:00 (local time).

Applications should be submitted through e-grants web environment

An information seminar of the small grants scheme will take place on Sept 28, 2020 in Zoom virtual meeting environment.

The grant scheme is managed by the State Shared Service Centre. For more information regarding the small grants scheme and the information seminar, please see here

Additional Information

 

Small Grant Scheme „Implementation of Vocational Orientation Curriculum in Vocational Education Institutions“


The purpose of the grant is to support the continuation of education or form readiness for labour market after basic school of young people of low level of education and those who belong to a risk group. The main task of the vocational orientation study is to support each student in choosing a career in cooperation with external partners and companies. To a large extent the curriculum consists of selective studies, which allows the school to apply study content that considers the capacity and needs of the student in cooperation with other schools, companies, youth centres and other external partners in the area.

The supported activities include the development work related to the implementation of the vocational orientation studies as well as carrying out the studies of the vocational orientation curriculum, including adjusting the contents of the curriculum according to the target group, modifying and updating according to implementation experience and proposals of the partners.

An eligible applicant is a vocational education institution registered in Estonia that has right to provide instruction in personal development curriculum group and administered by the local government or state and that has a vocational orientation curriculum registered or under registration process at the Estonian Education Information System.

Overall budget of the open call is 1 742 870 euros. Project grant to be awarded to a single project falls between 100 000 – 200 000 euros.

The maximum project grant rate is 100% of eligible total project costs.

Submission of applications is open from September 1, 2020 until November 1, 2020 at 17:00 (local time).

Applications should be submitted through e-grants web environment

An information seminar of the call for proposals took place on September 17, 2020. Video recording of the event can be seen here

The grant scheme is managed by the State Shared Service Centre. For more information regarding the small grants scheme and the information seminar, please see here

Additional Information

 

Call for Proposals „ Awareness raising activities on domestic violence and to discourage the demand for commercial sex“


The objective of this call for proposals is to reduce domestic and gender-based violence in the Estonian society.

Eligible activities of the call for proposals are:

  • conducting an awareness-raising campaign on domestic violence and gender-based violence;
  • making of short films on the topic of domestic violence, aimed at children and young people;
  • conducting awareness-raising activities on the topic of human trafficking committed for the purpose of prostitution and sexual exploitation reaching at least 12 000 people in Estonia to discourage the demand for commercial sex.

The applicant may be a legal person under public or private law, non-governmental organisation registered in Estonia ort an international organisation acting in Estonia.

Overall budget of the open call is 200 000 euros. One single project grant will be awarded in the amount of 200 000 euros.

The maximum project grant rate to non-governmental organisations is 90% of eligible total project costs and for all other entities a maximum of 85%.

Submission of applications was open from July 17, 2020 until September 30, 2020.

An information seminar of the small grants scheme took place on August 12, 2020. Video recording of the event can be seen here

The grant scheme is managed by the State Shared Service Centre. For more information regarding the small grants scheme and the information seminar, please see here

Additional Information

 

Call for Proposals „Historic old town centres with cultural heritage protection areas“


The objective of this call for proposals is to restore buildings located in the heritage conservation areas of small towns and to take them into use for the needs of the local community and to enliven the use of the heritage conservation area.

Eligible activities of the call for proposals are:

  • activities related to the restoration and taking into public use of the buildings located at heritage conservation areas of small towns are supported from this call for proposals;

  • the eligible activities of the call for proposals are the ones that are necessary for achieving the outputs of the programme, including building restoration work and other works, services and purchases that are related to carrying out of the restoration works and cooperation activities with the project partner;

  • the building that is the object of the application must be located at heritage conservation areas of Haapsalu, Kuressaare, Lihula, Paide, Pärnu, Rakvere, Viljandi, Valga or Võru. Preference is given to the buildings that are located at the area where the architectural competition “Great Public Space” was held or at an adjacent property.

The applicant may be a legal person under public or private law, non-governmental organisation registered in Estonia that is the owner of the building the object of the application at the land register. In case of joint or co-ownership, the applicant must be the authorised representative of all owners or person in whose favour the right of superficies has been established from the moment of submitting the application until up to five years from the expected approval of the final report of the project.

Overall budget of the open call is 2 859 647 euros. Project grant to be awarded to a single project falls between 200 000 – 500 000 euros.

The maximum project grant rate is 80% of eligible total project costs.

Submission of applications is open from July 1, 2020 until November 30, 2020 at 17:00 (local time).

Applications should be submitted through e-grants web environment

An information seminar of the small grants scheme took place on August 18, 2020. Video recording of the event can be seen here

The grant scheme is managed by the State Shared Service Centre. For more information regarding the small grants scheme and the information seminar, please see here.

Additional information

 

Small Grant Scheme „Training of Domestic Violence Specialists and Establishment of a Programme(s) for Sex Buyers“


The objective of the SGS is to reduce domestic and gender-based violence in the Estonian society.

Eligible activities of the small grant scheme are:

  • training specialists in contact with victims of domestic violence on the reasons, consequences, assistance and better inter-sectoral cooperation in order to offer knowledge and raise cooperation skills of specialists;
  • establishing and piloting of a social programme for sex buyers for changing their attitudes and behaviour in order to prevent and tackle demand for prostitution and trafficking in human beings in Estonia.

An eligible applicant is an Estonian NGO, university or a state professional higher education institution providing education in health care.

The budget of the small grant scheme is 180 000 euros. Project grant to be awarded to a single project falls between 40 000 – 60 000 euros.

The maximum project grant rate is 90% of eligible total costs for NGOs and 85% of eligible total costs for all other entities.

Submission of applications was open from June 5, 2020 until August 6, 2020.

An information seminar of the small grants scheme took place on June 10, 2020. Video recording of the event can be seen here.

The grant scheme is managed by the State Shared Service Centre. For more information regarding the small grants scheme and the information seminar, please see here

Additional Information

Last updated: 12 October 2020