With the exception of cross-border projects, entities from at least three Visegrad Group (V4) countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) must be involved (e.g., a V4 organizer and at least two V4 partners). It is advised, however, to include partners from all V4 countries. Any organization or natural person in the world (with the exception of institutions directly funded from state budgets) is eligible for the funding provided that the proposed project has “Visegrad” features (for inspiration please see previously awarded grants). For more details see the grant guidelines.
Most recipients are non-governmental civil-society and civil society organizations (NGOs and CSOs), municipalities, schools and other public institutions. Minimum contribution of the Fund for each Standard Grants is €6,001 and more. The financial contribution of the Fund cannot exceed 70% of total project costs including the in-kind contribution of the applicant, or in-kind contributions of other subjects. The maximum time frame of the proposed budget is 12 months (even if the projects are envisaged to last longer).
Projects financed within Standard Grants should fall within one of the following six categories: cultural cooperation, scientific exchange and research, education, youth exchange, cross-border cooperation or promotion of tourism.
Annual budget: €2,200,000
Min. budget per project: €6,001 (on average budgets run around €10–15,000)
Max. time frame: 12 months
Annual deadlines: March 15 and September 15
All grant applications must be submitted through the on-line application system by 12:00 (noon) CET on a given deadline date; signed hard-copy versions (printouts) with accompanying documentation can be personally delivered by 16:30 CET on the same day or sent by post with that day’s postmark as the latest.