Swedish Institute – Support fundingLocation: Location: Sweden, international or remote | Workplace: Remote

The Swedish Institute offers a crisis support program for Swedish organizations to support leading vulnerable Russian actors (individuals/organizations), who work for democratic change in civil society, independent media and the cultural sector. The Crisis Support Russia 2023 program is part of the Swedish Institute’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its consequences for Russian society.

Organizations with documented relevant experience of work in or with Russia and that have been registered in Sweden for at least two years can apply for support funding. The application must, if possible, be formulated jointly with intended collaboration partners and/or in dialogue with the target group. For more information on eligibility requirements, please refer to this PDF-document.

Funding details:

o Residency stays, “fristadsprogram”, building sustainable platforms and networks (physical and digital)

o Thematics: projects in subject areas relevant to democratic development, human rights, and freedom of expression.

o Projects that are based on the target group’s needs and are capacity-enhancing, contact-creating and supportive.

o Projects that work towards concrete and immediate results in the form of, for example, new or strengthened societal initiatives, media and cultural platforms, and media and cultural products.

o Where appropriate, projects shall contribute to the media dissemination of knowledge leading to the involvement of broader groups in Russia.

o Project activities can be carried out in Sweden, third countries, online or a combination of these.

o Project budget: from SEK 300,000 to SEK 1.5 million.

o Funding: either solely from SI or from multiple sources of funding.