zivik Funding procedure – Before submitting an application

For 2019, project funding by ifa/zivik is possible in three areas established by the German Federal Foreign Office's funding concepts: 

Before submitting an application, please check to which area your project idea fits. Get familiar with the corresponding funding concept and examine whether your project idea is compatible with the respective funding criteria. If you need advice, please feel free to consult the zivik team.

Funding conditions

  • Projects can only be funded, if they start and end within the same calendar year (January–December)
  • For the decision on project funding, a complete application is required, consisting of three documents (Application form, Project planning, Financial plan) - for further information and downloads see Submitting an application
  • Projects commencing in January or February should have their applications submitted before 15th of October of the previous year. Applications for projects being implemented between March and December should be handed in approx. two months before the project starts
  • Funding will not be granted for projects that have already started or have been completed
  • In addition to the information given by the Funding Concepts, first time applicants are welcome to hand in proposals not exceeding 70,000 Euro

Examples of project themes

  • Training and further education of people specializing in civil conflict resolution
  • Establishment of regional and trans-regional peace networks
  • Community-oriented peacebuilding strategies
  • Reintegration of ex-combatants into civilian life
  • Promotion of traditional forms of conflict mediation
  • Further education for specialists providing psychological support to victims and perpetrators of violence
  • Creation of forums for dialogue among conflicting parties (such as round tables, workshops and panel discussions)
  • Reconciliation efforts among conflicting groups


Haukari; © Photo: Haukari
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