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Civil society´s innovative solutions for a sustainable society

With the call, we want to provide space for civil society's (including social enterprises)'s innovative solutions to contribute to sustainable and equal societal development in cross-sectoral collaboration.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

To, in cross-sectoral collaboration, establish, co-create or further develop civil society´s (including social enterprises) innovative solutions for social sustainability and thereby promote long-term collaboration structures between sectors.

Who can apply?

Civil society organization (including social enterprises) in collaboration with at least one additional party from another sector such as public or private. The civil society organization is the coordinator. Only legal entities can be project partners.

How much can you apply for?

It is possible to apply for funding with SEK 1-2.5 million per project with a project duration of a maximum of 24 months. Vinnova´s funding will amount to a maximum of 80 percent of the project´s total eligible costs.

What is the offer about?

Established and in-depth partnerships are crucial for innovation-promoting and scalable working methods, models and solutions. This in turn is crucial for a sustainable society to achieve the goals of Agenda 2030.

A new work area at Vinnova, Transformative public sector and civil society, has begun to take shape in 2021. The purpose is to strengthen the organizations' innovative capacity and opportunity to collaborate for system innovation.

Most of the challenges that exist in society today are not limited to a sector or a certain type of actor group. Solving complex societal challenges and implementing Agenda 2030 requires collaboration across sectors.

With this call for proposals, we want to strengthen civil society's conditions for co-creating, establishing or further developing innovative solutions in cross-sectoral collaboration. We also want to strengthen the organizations' ability to create long-term collaboration and partnerships in order to be able to scale and implement the solutions.

It is you who apply in the call who defines the societal challenge, describes your innovation and which actors must together be involved and collaborate in order to succeed in developing, introducing and disseminating it. We want to support the development of new solutions, and create conditions for them to be able to contribute to changing structures and entire systems in the long run.

Important dates

  • How to apply

    To apply for funding, you need to log in and complete an application form in our eServices portal. The application form contains questions about your project, the participants taking part in the project and your budget. 

    Download document templates for your attachments

    Plesae download the templates for the documents you need to attach to your application such as a CV or project description.

    Please allow enough time

    Please keep in mind that it takes time to complete an application. Filling in the templates can take several days, since they're based on analyses you need to do. Therefore, start the application well in advance. You can start filling in your details, then save and continue at a later time.

    When you've completed your application, please mark it as done ("klar"). You can unlock and make changes to your application at any time until the call closes. If you unlock your application, you must mark it as done ("klarmarkera") if you want the application registered when the call closes. 

    This happens when the call is closed

    Once your proposal registered, we will email a confirmation to the person in charge of the user account and to the project manager and the signatory. This may take a few hours after the call is closed.

    When the call is closed, you can not change or fill in any new information. Then you can only complete your proposal if we ask for it.

    Who can read your proposal?

    Applications submitted to us become public documents. But we do not disclose information about the business, inventions or research results if it can be assumed that someone is suffering financial damage if the information is shown.

    This means that we must release the documents if someone requests them. However, we keep confidential the information that we believe could cause financial damage if it is disclosed.

    How we handle public documents and confidentiality

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Sara Hugosson


    +46 8 473 30 45

    Åsa Finth

    Administrativa frågor

    +46 8 473 31 21

    Fund­ed pro­jects

    Reference number 2021-01584

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