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The zivik Funding programme supports civil society actors worldwide in preventing crises, transforming conflicts, and creating as well as stabilising peaceful social and political systems. With their commitment, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) complement state actors by providing significant perspectives and activities. The zivik programme is providing funding for international, national or local NGO projects, which are dealing with civil conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts. This also includes measures in the framework of the Ta’ziz Partnership for Democracy with selected countries in the Middle East and North African region, as well as measures in the field of advancing and furthering democracy. In addition to that, the programme provides advice and networking opportunities for civil society actors, and supports them in the project evaluation.
First, the organisation must ensure that all the requirements are met and that the necessary supporting documents are available.
The zivik team provides support and assistance by guiding the organisations through the application process. For this reason, it is necessary to contact the zivik team with a project outline as early as possible. The project outline should be no more than three pages and answer the following questions:
At the end of the consultation process, the zivik team would request selected organisations to submit their application. The application consists of three documents: The Application form, The Project planning form, and the Financial plan. Templates are available in the download section (see Documents to Download). The completed application is to be sent by email to: zivik(at)ifa.de.
After reviewing the applications, the zivik team will contact the organisations and request that they submit a hard copy of the application. This application, which is legally binding, must be signed, dated and affixed with a seal, or stamped, and must be sent with all supporting documents by post to:
ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Once the consultation with the zivik team has been successfully completed (see above), the application must be submitted at the latest