- Seed Money and Travel Support Call
Call for proposals for travel support and seed money under the Fund for Bilateral Relations, part of BG 10 - Green Industry Innovation Programme Bulgaria is launched as of 12 December 2016.
The objective of the Fund for Bilateral Relations on a programme level is to strengthen the bilateral relations between the Republic of Bulgaria and Norway through facilitating networking, exchange, transfer and sharing of knowledge, technology experience and good practices. The maximum budget set aside for this call is EUR 100,000.
Two types of support in the frame of the Fund for Bilateral Relations will be offered:
- Travel Support
- Seed Money (small projects)
The following entities are eligible for support:
- Bulgarian entities: any entity, public or private, commercial or non-commercial and non-governmental organisations constituted as legal entities in Bulgaria;
- Norwegian entities: any entity constituted as legal entity in Norway.
The minimum and maximum grant amount per project is:
- Travel support - a lump sum of EUR 1’200 per entity;
- Seed money - The maximum amount of grant assistance applied for is EUR 10’000.
Applications for seed money shall be submitted to Innovation Norway at any time between the publication of this call and the first cut-off date 27 January 2017.
Applications for travel support shall be submitted to Innovation Norway at any time, but not later than 30 June 2017 and will be assessed on a continuous basis.
- Reallocation of funds - closed
In accordance with article 5.6. in the Programme Agreement for BG-10 Green Industry Innovation Programme Bulgaria, we hereby announce that there are funds available for reallocation due to grant not allocated to projects after the third call for project proposals and cancellations in other projects. Eligible applicants are Bulgarian entities already approved as Project Promoters in the frame of this Programme, with an existing signed Project Contract with Innovation Norway.
Deadline for requests/applications: 23 January 2016 at 15.00 local Norwegian time (16.00 Bulgarian time).
- Essential reading
To be able to understand the objectives of the financial support from this Programme you are advised to read through the documents available on this web-site. You will find all the necessary reading about eligible target groups, eligible activities, eligible expenses, state aid regulations, rules and procedures for applications, assessment criteria and more. Only Bulgarian private entities are eligible applicants, but partnerships with Norwegian entities are much encouraged.
All the documents on this website have been updatead in connection with the Third Call in order to assist you to succeed with your project application.
- Documents and templates
In connection with the 3rd Call for Proposals, one major funding schemes was available for applicants and partners - the Individual Projects Scheme. Please look up the Call text for further details.
Innovation Norway assessed all project proposals based on the criteria for eligibility, selection and award set out in the Rules and Procedures on the implementation of the Green Industry Innovation Programme in Bulgaria.
Project applications had tocomply with a specified set of assessment criteria. The said criteria were based on the objectives and outcome that the Programme seeks to achieve.
On the right hand side are the mandatory attachments for the project application.
Only electronic applications, via the "Application Portal" was accepted.
- Results of application processes
First Call: Number of applications in total 42 (25 from entities undertaking economic activities and 17 from NGOs and public sector. Total amount applied for was EUR 22 398 247, compared to EUR 11 578 000 available. Assessment and decision making processs closed: 8 Individual projects have been approved, total grant amount EUR 7 430 600. List of approved projects available on the right hand side.
Scond Call: Number of applications in total 32 (from private and public entities undertaking economic activities). Total amount applied for was EUR 4 227 712. Assessment and decision making process finalised: As per 16 January 2015 six Individual Projects have been approved, total grant amount allocated EUR 1 770 000. List of approved projects available on the right hand side. (Three projects are still in a clarification process with Innovation Norway.)
Third Call: Number of applications in total 36 (from private enterprses only). Total amount applied for was EUR approx. EUR 12 mill. Assessment and decision making process finalised: as per July 2015 10 projects were approved, total grant amount EUR 2,7 mill.
SUMMARY: In total 32 projects approved, total grant amount EUR 11,460,767.
The technical implementation and financial reporting of project activities shall be completed by April 2016. The results section of this web-site will reflect results achieved by those projects already completed or mark an important step under project implementation.