A partnership between Diakonia and a partner organization often includes core funding and normally goes on for a long period of time. However, development activities financed by Diakonia must always be assigned with specific beginning and end dates.
Grants from Diakonia
Diakonia distinguishes core funding from project support. Both can be granted.
Diakonia can give grants to different types of actions that meet the requirements in our general conditions document, our policy and other strategy documents.
Grants can be given to a broad spectrum of development activities of varying focus, scope and complexity, which the partner organization implements. It could be, for example, a single training seminar or an extensive integrated rural development programme.
The partner’s contribution
Long term partnerships with Diakonia are often characterised by core funding. In these cases our contribution should generally not be more than a third of the total incomes of the partner organisation.
Also, when Diakonia gives project support of one hundred percent, this should not be more than thirty percent of the organization's total incomes.
Partners of different types
Partners who meet Diakonia’s formal requirements (as laid down in our general conditions) can obtain funding for their development projects.
The applying organizations can be of widely different types, from a small organization which in turn is giving technical support to neighbourhood organisations, to a major popular movement or a network with a wide programme of development cooperation and with high administrative capacity or consultants. A partner organization could be a non-profit voluntary association, religious community, grass root or indigenous organisation, co-operative association or foundation, which has a governing body or board and a written, adopted constitution.
How to become a partner organisation
The organization that wishes a partnership with Diakonia presents its project proposal to Diakonia’s national or regional office.
When a partnership has been decided, the division of responsibilities between the partner and Diakonia are regulated in special cooperation agreements.