Press releases, 31.01.2024

Are you an NGO passionate about making a positive impact in Vietnamese communities? The Swiss Embassy is excited to announce an opportunity for small grants' project proposals. We're looking for local initiatives that drive positive transformation processes and contribute to the well-being of Vietnamese society.

Priority Areas:

  • Projects involving vulnerable groups (e.g., poor communities, elderly, disabled individuals, homeless children, single mothers, etc.)
  • Initiatives focused on raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting sustainable solutions.
  • Projects stimulating creativity, free thought, and community action, participation and social cohesion in the best interest of Vietnam.

What We Offer:

  • Average contribution: 200.000.000VND to 400.000.000VND (one-time assistance).
  • Support for concrete projects with visible impact.
  • Project duration from 7 to 10 months and the project should be concluded in 2024

How to Apply: Send your application by 20th March 2024 to, including:

  • Brief project description (objectives, target groups, location, duration, planned activities, and expected impact).
  • Detailed project budget (specifying the amount required from the Embassy, along with information on other sources of funding).
  • Background information on your organization (foundation, mission, main sources of funding, completed projects, references, etc.).

Important Dates:

  • Payments made in two installments.
  • First installment upon contract signing.
  • Second and last installment upon receipt of the final project report and closing financial statements (latest by November 30th).


  • No support for activities like infrastructure construction, purchase of computers/vehicles, study tours abroad, scholarships, or charity events.
  • This one-time contribution cannot be used for financing running costs incurred by the applicant or other involved parties.
  • INGOs receiving funds from other Swiss governmental agencies are not eligible.

Make a difference today! Your project could be the positive change Vietnam needs!