Once every four years, and synchronised with Switzerland's strategy on international cooperation, the SDC publicly invites Swiss NGOs to apply for programme contributions in accordance with a specified procedure posted on its website.
Contributions to international programmes of Swiss NGOs serve to achieve the goals set out in the SDC strategy for engagement with Swiss NGOs.
Programme contributions are granted to the following four categories of NGOs:
- Large Swiss NGOs
- Swiss NGO umbrella organisations
- Cantonal federations
- Swiss NGO alliances
An NGO may apply for a programme contribution in one category only. Individual large Swiss NGOs may apply for programme contributions directly. Small NGOs may obtain programme contributions as members of umbrella organisations, cantonal federations or NGO alliances. Categories of programme contributions Eligibility verification and deadlines for contributions 2021-2024