Swedish Partnership Programme

ForumCiv's largest programme, The Swedish Partnership Programme, aims at strenghtening civil society actors as agents of change in over 70 countries.

Change begins with people. People who raise their voices, who work together and who organise to demand democracy, equality, accountability and human rights for all. That is why ForumCiv for over two decades have supported civil society organisations who mobilise people and popular movements in over 70 countries.

Swedish organisations can, together with one or multiple local partner organisations, apply for grants from the Swedish Partnership Programme to strengthen partnerships and together implement effective and equitable development work. Partnerships financed by the Swedish Partnership Programme should always be based in a rights-based approach and be relevant for the Swedish Partnership Programme's theory of change. The civil society support provided by ForumCiv shall contribute to the Swedish government’s Civil Society Organisation strategy and is expected to contribute to strengthening the capacity of civil society actors, and the civic space.

Is your organisation interested in applying for funds from the Swedish Partnership Programme?

Please note that your organisation needs to be a member of ForumCiv when applying for funding, and that the application for funding must be submitted during an application window via the Organisational portal. ForumCiv recommends you to apply for membership and eligibility well in advance of an application window.

All information can be found in our programme documents:


Important information
  • Organisations with on-going projects may only use the funds granted by SPP during the latest agreed project period.
  • Please note that SPP's new audit instructions enter into force on December 1st 2022 and must be used for audit of project funds. The audit instructions can be found here.
  • The next application window for Pilot partnership funding is open between 25/3 2023 and 1/4 2023. Please note that this may change in case of insufficient funds from Sida.
  • All organisations that are granted funding for initiatives starting in 2023 are required to be members in ForumCiv before signing an agreement. Membership is also required for organisations that apply for funding. Membership is not a guarantee for receiving funding.