Grants can be awarded as donations to third parties that are engaged in external aid activities.
Notification to grant beneficiaries with an ongoing contract
Following the entry into force of the Regulation (EU) n° 236/2014 of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for external action (CIR) and of the revised Annex IV to the Cotonou Agreement adopted on the 20 June 2014, new eligibility rules have to be applied in calls for tenders to be launched at the latest on 1 August 2014. In case you have not received a notification on this matter, please contact your contracting authority.
How to apply for a grant?
You can find all information about grants and contracts on the EuropeAid's website. This is the EU department that deals with development. It manages EU external aid and ensures that assistance is delivered.
Those intending to apply for a grant should register in PADOR (Potential Applicant Data On-line Registration) and consult the calls for proposals on the website of the European Commission’s EuropeAid co-operation office.