The Active Citizens Fund Cyprus

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The Active Citizens Fund (ACF) is established under the EEA Financial Mechanism (EEA & Norway Grants) 2014-2021 with an overall budget of €2.8 billion that is granted by the Donor States of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway - to fifteen EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

The EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 contribute to the overall objectives of reducing economic and social disparities and strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between the beneficiary states and the donor states.

Support to civil society is a key priority for the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021, with a minimum of 10% of the total country allocations set aside for the Active Citizens Fund.

The ACF has funded the Civic Action Now in Cyprus project.

The Active Citizens Fund Cyprus Fund Operator is the consortium of NGO Support Center and GrantXpert Consulting Limited, appointed by the Financial Mechanism Office of the EEA and Norway Grants through open tender processes.