Project funding

Guide to project funding

Please find an updated version on the Norwegian/Danish page (Danish language).

NORA provides funding to collaboration projects that include partners from at least two of the four NORA constituents (the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and coastal Norway). The common thread linking all the projects is a relevance to NORA’s objective: to create a strong and dynamic North Atlantic region that is defined by its healthy and sustainable economies. Anyone — companies, public institutions, individuals — can apply for funding.

NORA funding can be applied to projects ranging from one to three years. Projects can receive a maximum of 500,000 Danish kroner per year — or 1.5 million kroner in total for a three-year project. Project applications should address one or more of the priority areas defined in NORA’s Strategic Programme for 2021-2024. More information about the priority areas is available in the We are considering whether to apply section and further expanded on in the strategy paper itself.

As NORA also works to further collaboration with our neighbouring countries to the west, we welcome projects that include partners from Canada and Scotland. In general, we do not grant funding to projects that are solely of a research or cultural nature.

This project-application guide offers advice and seeks to answer questions about the application process.

In the We are considering whether to apply and We are writing an application sections, you will find answers to some of the questions that typically arise during these phases.

In the We were approved for funding and We have started our project sections you will find information about reporting and disbursal of grant funds. The We are about to finish our project section contains information about requirements for the final report and accounts.

The next application deadline is 2nd October 2023.
(3rd October 2023 at 2am GMT).