Global Challenges Local Solutions - European grant competition



Location (s):

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by majority of countries)
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • North Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City


Global Challenges Local Solutions European Grant Competition (Competition) is organised by the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland (ADPP) within the Global Challenges Local Solutions Program. The Global Challenges Local Solutions Program is co-financed by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.


Competition was established in order to support grass-root initiatives, run by community foundations and local philanthropic organizations together with local communities, aimed at solving global challenges at the local level.

Projects submitted to the Competition should be aimed at solving global challenges at the local level by combining forces of community foundations/ local philanthropic organizations and local communities.

Submitted projects should refer to at least one of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

Grants may be awarded both for new projects and for improving existing projects.

The project shall determine activities that are going to be implemented in the period not longer than six months (from November 1, 2020 till April 30, 2021). The grant will be paid in one installment.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Applications to the Competition may be submitted by community foundations and local philanthropic organizations, registered and operating in Europe. Only foundations and associations are eligible to apply for the grant.


Deadline: September 30, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

Total amount of 150,000 USD will be awarded within the 1st grant round.

Applicants can apply for the grant up to 15,000 USD.

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