Civil Society Grant Facility

Posted On: April 30th, 2019

Support to Civil Society in Bhutan, funded by the European Union and managed by HELVETAS Bhutan, provides technical and financial support to CBOs (Community Based Organizations – groups and cooperatives registered under the Cooperatives Act, and organized but non registered groups and associations) and CSOs (Organizations registered with the CSO Authority).

In this regard, HELVETAS Bhutan invites proposals from CSOs, CBOs and CSO-CBO joint proposals for the 4th Call for Project Proposals.

 Proposals incorporating the following aspects will be given strong preference in the current call:

  • For CBOs –
  • Strengthening internal group governance (e.g. representativeness, sustainability, long term vision),
  • Promoting engagement with local governments,
  • Supporting existing or new networks amongst CBOs and CSOs
  • Engaging in good governance topics (e.g. monitoring, advocacy, decision making)
  • For CSOs­­­ –
  • Facilitating networking between CBOs, CSOs
  • Strengthening advocacy experiences and capacity of CSOs
  • Engaging in policy dialogue/ advocacy at local and national level
  • Promoting/strengthening CSOs networks and platforms

The maximum DURATION of the projects should not exceed 12 months.

Proposal template and application guidelines and forms are available at Duly completed project proposals (hard OR soft copies) should be submitted to the Project Manager, EU-SCS, HELVETAS Country Office, Bhutan or via e-mail at

The last date for the submission of proposals is 31st July 2019, 5 pm BST, after which proposals shall not be considered. For further information, contact Project Manager, EU-SCS, HELVETAS Country Office, Bhutan, Thimphu at 02-322870/327103 or through email at

Fund Opportunity Documents