NGO support programme

National Foundation of Civil Society supports the development of an environment where civil society organizations can thrive by offering different support measures.

NGO Consulting all over Estonia
Regional County Development Centres are established all over Estonia and designated to offer supportive services and advice to non-governmental organizations and initiatives as well as entrepreneurs and local governments. In each center, a professional consultant gives free-of-charge information and consultations to NGOs or civil initiatives throughout their life cycle, starting from facilitating networking with key institutions and activists and helping to set up an organization to giving up to date information in the field or advice on how to develop or renew an NGO. The National Foundation of Civil Society coordinates the work of county NGO consultants.

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Database of experts
A database is available with references to professionals who can share their expertise and give advice to NGOs. It is highly recommendable to use experts’ help. For more info only in estonian here.

Literature and publications that help to develop an organization or relate to the developments in the civil society are available on the website (in estonian only) Materials and researches of the developement of CSO-s.

Grants for Civil Society Events
Funding is available for regular events that enhance Estonia’s civil society, are nation-wide and target all NGOs acting in the public interest of Estonia. The events need to be listed in the implementation plan of the Civil Society Development Plan 2015-2020.

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