Support to Civil Society
Photo: Koen Dekeyser
Civil society organizations are important social actors. They spread knowledge and shape public opinion, teach the importance of democracy, bring communities together and can help people make their voices heard, especially marginalized groups. They defend human rights, not the least in conflict-affected countries.
FBA is commissioned by the Swedish government to grant yearly funds to Swedish civil society organizations working with peace and security, in Sweden and globally.
Before 2018, FBA administered two funds in support of civil society organizations; The Peace Million and The 1325 Grants. Only Swedish organizations were eligible to apply for funding from The Peace Million, but international organizations could apply for funding from The 1325 Grants.
In 2018, the Swedish government decided that FBA hereafter will have one fund to administer, and that only Swedish civil society organizations and foundations, registered in Sweden, will be eligible to apply for FBA grants in the future.