Swedish Institute Seed Funding for Cooperation Projects in the Baltic Sea Region 2019 (Up to SEK 500,000)

Swedish Institute Seed Funding for Cooperation Projects in the Baltic Sea Region 2019 (Up to SEK 500,000)

Deadline: February 5, 2018

Would your organisation like to start or expand collaborations that contribute to sustainable economic, environmental or social development in the Baltic Sea region? The Swedish Institute provides funding for joint projects in which Swedish organisations meet transnational challenges together with organisations from the Baltic Sea region countries and the countries of the Eastern Partnership.

The Swedish Institute seeks to strengthen Sweden’s relations and develop cooperation with the countries around the Baltic Sea and in their immediate area. The project activities that the Swedish Institute supports via ‘seed funding’ must be clearly linked to one or more of the challenges identified in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region. Projects including countries in the EU Eastern Partnership must also relate to this framework. Furthermore, projects should help create conditions for long-term, sustainable relations in the region.


  • A project can apply for SEK 100,000 to SEK 500,000.


  • The main applicant has to be based in Sweden;
  • The application must include at least three actors in three different countries eligible for support, one of which is Sweden (as main applicant);
  • A project can run for no longer than 18 months;
  • Eligible countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine

Application Documents

  • Enclosure 1: Project description
  • Enclosure 2: Organisation assessment and formalities
  • Enclosure 3: Budget (Swedish/English)
  • Enclosure 4:
    • For applications in which an NGO is the main applicant, three mandatory enclosures are required: the statutes, the most recently adopted financial annual report/audit report, and the certificate of registration from the Swedish Tax Agency.
    • In the case of applications where a business company is the main applicant, two enclosures are mandatory: Form SKV 4820 which is filled in by the Swedish Tax Agency and a certificate of registration from the Swedish Companies Registration Office (or the equivalent). Contact the Swedish Companies Registration Office in good time before the call closes. There is no special template for these enclosures. The enclosures are to be attached as a joint document.
  • Enclosure 5: De minimis declaration (regarding state aid) – required in the case of applications where a business company is the main applicant (Swedish)

How to Apply

  • Click here to apply online. You can switch to an English version on the upper right-hand side.
  • Start by creating an account.
  • Fill in the online application form.
  • Submit all the documents (which you have completed and saved on your computer) via the online application form. Instructions in the online application form will guide you through the procedure.
  • You can create and save an application in advance. This allows you to review it before you submit it.

After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email giving you a reference number. Please give this reference number whenever you need to contact the Swedish Institute.

For more information, visit Swedish Institute Seed Funding.