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Volunteering Partnerships for experienced organisations

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Experienced volunteering organisations can develop and implement longer-term projects under the European Solidarity Corps. This action is called Volunteering Partnerships, for three-year projects.

It provides organisations with a simplified format for implementing volunteering activities.

Volunteering Partnerships can implement the same activities as Volunteering Projects, following the same eligibility criteria and funding rules.

Organisations gain the following benefits from the Framework Agreement:

  • Funding for the duration of the programme (until 2020);
  • Simplified annual grant applications, as opposed to three application rounds per year; and
  • Fast track grant applications – after the Framework Agreement has been approved, there is no qualitative assessment required.

Activities should strategically respond to societal needs, contribute to strengthening communities and enable young people to develop their potential.

How it works

Only organisations which had the Volunteering Partnerships Framework Agreement application approved in 2018 are eligible to make simplified yearly applications via the Volunteering Partnerships Annual Grant application form (from 2018 until 2020).  

Successful Volunteering Partnership applicants cannot apply for funding under the action Volunteering Projects.

Application process

Volunteering Partnerships Annual Grants

Who can apply: successful applicants of the Framework Partnership Agreement only, which took place in 2018

How to apply: the ESC13 Volunteering Partnerships Annual Grant web form is available on the 'Open Calls' tab

Guidance for application: read the guide for applicants (610 KB) 

Next deadline: 30 April 2019 (11am UK time) – there is one deadline per year

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