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Guidelines to organisations applying

for cooperation with the Swedish

Society for Nature Conservation 2010-

SSNC does not require organisations to use any standard format for application of

However, an application to SSNC for funding should at least contain the

information outlined in these Guidelines.

As long as these minimum requirements are fulfilled in the application/proposal,

the applying organisation is welcome to write the application according to the
organisations own format.

Support by SSNC shall contribute to local ownership and be based on the partner
organisation’s own priorities, planning and monitoring system.

Guidelines to organisations applying for cooperation with the Swedish Society for
Nature Conservation 2010-2011. 1

1. General Information 3

2. Framework of SSNC Global Cooperation 4

3. Applications to SSNC 5
3.1 Organisational information 5
3.2 Context analysis 5
3.3 Project information 6
Justification/rationale of the project 6
Project summary 6
Target group 6
The project’s relevance to development issues 6
Development Objective 6
Project or programme objectives 6
Expected results and indicators 7
Activities and workplan 7
Methods 7
Capacity building, organisational development and sustainability 7
Risk analysis & risk management 7

4. Budget and Finances 8


1. General Information

1. Title of the proposal:

2. Applicant organisation
Name of organisation Organisation number

Name of legal representative Visiting address

Postal Address Web-address

Telephone and fax E-mail

3. Contact persons for the project:

Title and name Telephone & cell E-mail
phone number
Project manager

Head of finances



4. Bank details
Bank details:

Bank Name:
Bank address:
Account number/IBAN number:
Swift code:
Currency of the account:
Account holder:

2. Framework of SSNC Global Cooperation

The current aims and priorities of SSNC North/South cooperation are outlined in
the document “Application for the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation´s
North/South Program 2009-2011” (see Annex 1). The document also contains
information about the criteria used by SSNC to select programs and partners for
SSNC considers the North/South program first of all as an opportunity for
exchange of experiences, ideas and joint learning between organisations with a
shared set of values. SSNC does not regard the North/South program only as a
frame for funding but also as a programme for partnership based on solidarity,
mutual respect and common interests.
The overall objective of the Swedish support to civil society in developing
countries is ”A vibrant and pluralistic civil society in developing countries that
contributes effectively, using a rights-based approach, to reducing poverty in all
its dimensions.”
To be selected for a grant an application must contribute to the two following
specific objectives:
- Strengthened capacity among civil society actors in developing countries in
their roles as collective voices and organizers of services working on a rights-
based approach.

- Strengthened democratization and increased respect for the human rights of

people living in poverty who are discriminated against or marginalized.

3. Applications to SSNC
SSNC does not have a standard format for applications for funding. However,
SSNC does have some requirements to fulfil when reporting to its own back
donors. Therefore, a proposal for support should contain at least the information
outlined below.

3.1 Organisational information

Please describe the following:

 The vision and mission of the applicant organisation

 Organisational structure of the applying organisation and its nature e.g.

if it is a member based organisations, a professional NGO or other.

 How decisions are taken within the organisation/network.

 Description of the board and staffing of the organisation (incl.

men/women) share of administrative and project staff

 The system of monitoring, evaluation and financial management

 The organisation’s membership of international networks

3.2 Context analysis

Context analysis in relation to the organisation and its work:

 Social-economic-political analysis

 Situational analysis of the natural resource management in the

country/region relevant to the proposal/application

 Gender analysis related to equals rights and equal opportunities

 The situation of Hiv and Aids

 The role of civil society to promote democracy, human rights and

environmentally sustainable development

3.3 Description of the proposal

Describe the programme/project, indicate if it is application for core funding, and
include the following information:

Justification/rationale of the project

The justification derives from the context description and analysis.

A short summary of the proposal.

Target group
Description of the target group (e.g. in terms of size, sex, age, social belonging,
geographical area)

Relevance to development issues

A brief description of how your proposal relates to the mainstreaming issues in
SSNC’s global programme. If an issue is of no relevance to your project, please
explain why!

 Poverty alleviation

 Human rights and democracy

 Gender equality

 Fighting Hiv and Aids pandemic

 Conflict prevention

 Environmental impact and sustainable development

Development Objective
Strategic long-term development objective is a high level objective providing the
justification for a development intervention. The development objective represents
the “big words” for what you hope to accomplish but usually have difficulties to

Programme or project objectives

The programme objectives are operational. They tell specific things that will be
accomplished within the project. It is the short-and medium-term effects to its
target group or target area in a specified time period. In other words: Programme
or project objectives create the setting for what is being proposed and are the
measurable results of the project. These objectives must be tangible, specific,
concrete, measurable, and achievable in a specified time period.

Expected results and indicators

Expected results describe how the target group will benefit from the activities of
the project.

Indicators are quantitative or qualitative factors or variables that provide a simple

and reliable means to measure achievements/progress or to reflect the changes
achieved by the programme/project.

Activities and workplan

Activities are actions taken or work performed through which inputs and resources
are mobilised to produce the expected results.

It is recommendable to include a detailed work plan for the upcoming year and
indicative work plan for the following years.

Example on how objectives, results, activities and indicators can be outlined in the
Program/project Expected results Planned Indicators of results
objectives activities

The proposal should include a description of work methods of the organisation that
will be applied to implement the programme/project.

Capacity building, organisational development and sustainability

Include comments on the sustainability of the intervention and of your organisation
and/or participating organisations. In what way does the proposal consider/include
human resource development and capacity strengthening of the organisation?
Budget? Which are the means to increase sustainability for the target group?

Risk analysis & risk management

What are the anticipated risks for the implementation of the programme/project
and how may they be countered?

4. Budget and Finances

It is recommended that the budget linked to the proposal is elaborated in the local
currency. Include a detailed budget for each budget headline that shows cost item,
unit, quantity, unit cost and total. Specify human resources (salary) per person,
percentage of salary covered by the budget, as well as form of employment e.g.
full time or part time. The budget shall be summarized in the format of SSNC
(Annex 2a or 2b)

Please note that SSNC does not approve any unspecified costs, such as per diem or
allowances for participants in events, seminars, meetings etc.

If the application to SSNC is a so called core funding or basket funding where

several donors contribute to a common intervention the proposal should in addition
include information outlined in the following table:

Year Total budget Contribution per donor

Equivalent in SEK XXXXX

The following information should also be included in the proposal:

 Former cooperation with SSNC (if applicable).

 The total present budget of the organisation

 Budget year (from DD/MM/YY – to DD/MM/YY)

 Last years total turn over and share of international funding

 Name of international donors last year.


Annex 1: SSNC Application for the North/South Programme 2009-2011

Annex 2a: Format of budget summary
Annex 2b: Format of budget for core funding
Annex 3a: SSNC format of cooperation agreement
Annex 3b: SSNC format of cooperation agreement for core funding