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Institutional donors

Diakonia has several institutional donors. Its major share of development grants comes from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through Swedish embassies.

Sida and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The major share of our development grants comes from Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2014  Swedish government sources contributed grants totaling 363 030 TSEK, which constituted 80 per cent of Diakonia’s annual turnover of 450 571 TSEK.

Diakonia's framework agreement with Sida

Diakonia's reporting to Sida

Funds are also contributed from other Sida departments; e.g. the units for Humanitarian affairs as well as for Democracy and Human rights, though these funds are normally applied for and managed in close dialogue with Swedish Embassies in Sweden’s bilateral cooperation countries. Diakonia has large scale programmes for democracy, governance, social economic justice and human rights funded by the Swedish Embassies in Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Mali, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Myanmar, Colombia and Guatemala.

We also coordinate humanitarian programs funded by Sida and the Swedish government in Palestine and Myanmar.

EuropeAid (DEVCO) and the EU delegations

In the countries where Diakonia and our partners work, we strive for joint dialogue with the EU delegations about our ongoing projects and future development challenges.

The EU delegations are part of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and have delegated authority to manage EU’s development cooperation funds; where these funds normally are contributed from different EU instruments and programs.

Examples of EU instruments where Diakonia receive funds are; the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, the Instrument contributing to Stability And Peace, the European Neighborhood Instrument, the Development Cooperation Instrument (including sub-programs such as CSO-LA, Global Public Goods and Challenges).

New projects are normally applied for through competitive multi-country call for proposals released by EuropeAid (DEVCO) in Brussels, or through in-country calls released by the EU delegations in each country.

Between 2008 and 2015, Diakonia has implemented and coordinated EU funded projects in all four regions where we work together with local partners (e.g. in Lebanon, Palestine, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru and Paraguay).

Danida and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In Burkina Faso, Diakonia receives a grant from Danida (Danish International Development Agency) through the Danish Embassy for coordinating the Danish country portfolio for support to civil society. The present phase is implemented during 2014 and 2015. We also receive support for the Election preparation and civic education programme in Burkina Faso 2015-2016.

French Government

In 2012, Diakonia received a small grant from the French government for our work with the International Humanitarian Law Resource Centre (IHRLCand local partners in Palestine and Israel. During 2015-2016, we receive support from the French Embassy in Burkina Faso, for the Election preparation and civic education program in Burkina Faso 2015-2016.

UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)

In Burkina Faso, Diakonia coordinates a large donor basket fund for financial support and technical capacity building to local civil society organizations working with gender equality. This grant has been implemented and coordinated 2012-2014, and is now implemented for a second phase 2015-2016.

Swiss Development Cooperation Agency (SDC)

Diakonia received funding during 2012-2014 (now extended into 2015) from the Swiss Development Cooperation Agency for our work with the International Humanitarian Law Resource Centre (IHRLC)and local partners in Palestine and Israel. Diakonia also receives a grant from SDC for our work with the Election preparation and civic education program in Burkina Faso 2015-2017.

Swedish Postcode Lottery

Diakonia receive funding from the Swedish Postcode Lottery through a framework partnership for collaboration with local partners in our program countries, but also through larger special projects released annually where we can apply for funding jointly with other Swedish or international civil society organizations. Such special projects have been implemented together with We Effect in Central America and with Save the Children in the Middle East and North Africa.

Swedish Radiohjälpen (Världens Barn, Music Aid, Emergency Aid)

Diakonia takes part in the annual TV based campaign arranged by Radiohjälpen for “Världens Barn” (Children of the World), from which Diakonia receives frame funding for support to our local partners work in relation to rights of children and youth around the world.

We can also apply for project support from “Musikhjälpen” (Music Aid), though usually this support is more short-term and where the thematic area of work from Musikhjälpen tends to change from year to year.

When emergencies strike in our partner countries, Diakonia can also apply for emergency support from Radiohjälpen, normally around 1,0 MSEK.

The Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD)

The Norwegian Association of Disabled is a non-governmental organization and donor working to ensure the respect and fulfilment of the rights of disabled people. This long-term donor and partner organization supports Diakonia’s and our local partners’ rights-based work with community based rehabilitation in Palestine.

ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together)

Being a member of the international ACT Alliance, Diakonia has received funding and can appeal for future funding under the ACT appeal instrument for humanitarian emergencies. So far, Diakonia has participated and received funding from ACT sister organizations and other donors in emergency appeals for Burkina Faso and Somalia. We have also channeled funding to our European sister organizations for other emergencies in Africa and Asia.

Previous institutional donors:

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs: During 2012-2014, Diakonia and local partners receive funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs for a project about women democratic participation and leadership in Uganda and Kenya. This project was applied for under the FLOW (Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women) call for proposals released in 2011.

United Nations Development Program (UNDP): In 2012-2013, Diakonia received a grant from UNDP in support of the International Humanitarian Law Resource Centre in Jerusalem for information work about International Humanitarian Law and the Israel/Palestine conflict.

European development Fund (EDF): Diakonia has applied and received grants from the 9th and 10th European development funds for its development work with partners in Somalia and in Uganda. The European Development Fund is a funding instrument for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, which is funded not through the EU budget, but through direct pledges and contributions from EU member states.

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norad: During 2009-2014, Diakonia received funding from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Sri Lanka for work with capacity-building of local civil society organizations and human rights. This support is phased out in 2014, as the Norwegian government is ending its support to Sri Lanka.

ECHO (European Commission Humanitarian office): Before 2005, Diakonia received grants from ECHO for humanitarian projects together with local partners. Since 2005 Diakonia has not been involved with ECHO as a framework partner. In 2014, we have initiated a close partnership with Church of Sweden to apply jointly to ECHO for a selected number of countries where we have developed country strategies and humanitarian contingency plans. This collaboration will be tested in 2014-2015 through joint applications for funding from ECHO and DIPECHO (ECHO’s unit for Disaster Preparedness).

Nordic Development Fund/Nordic Climate Facility: During 2011-2013 Diakonia received funding for a project with local partners in Bolivia, to implement a participatory and differentiated strategy of adaptation to the effects of climate change in the highlands of Bolivia, with emphasis on the decreasing tropical glaciers in the Sajama National Park.