The Barents Secretariat's main funding programme

Norwegian citizens based in the three northernmost counties of Norway can be granted funding for their Russian - Norwegian cooperation project.

All applicants must read and accept the Guidelines and Conditions for grants from the Norwegian Barents Secretariat before sending the application. 

Applications below 400 000 NOK
rojects where the application sum to the Norwegian Barents Secretariat does not exceed NOK 400,000, the applications are administratively and consecutively processed. Thus there are no application deadlines for such projects. However, due to the large number of applications it may take up to 1-2 months to process an individual application. 

Applications above 400 000 NOK
For larger projects where the applied sum exceeds 400 000 NOK there are two annual deadlines: 

March 1st
October 1st

All applications must be sent in by using our online application portal. The same goes for the end reports. 

Press here to open application portal.


Norwegian Barents Secretariat
Po box 276
NO-9915 Kirkenes

Visitors address:
Rådhusgata 8, Kirkenes.

Twitter: @BarentsSec

Telefon: +47 78 97 70 50

Russian offices

Contact our Russian offices for project assistance or other relevant issues:

Murmansk Office
Arkhangelsk Office
Nenets Office

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About us

The Norwegian Barents secretariat aims at improving the Norwegian-Russian relations by promoting cross border cooperation.

The Secretariat is also a center of compentence for Norwegian-Russian relations and for regional cross border cooperation.