Target group for the measures
The target group for the measures consists of people who have received a final rejection of their application for asylum and other people without legal residence in Norway living in or outside asylum reception centres.
Why do we award grants to projects?
The UDI can award grants to projects that promote the sustainable return and repatriation of asylum seekers and their permanent resettlement in their home countries.
One of two criteria must be met for an application for a grant to be considered:
- The grant must contribute to people who have received a final rejection of their application for asylum and others without legal residence in Norway returning voluntarily.
- The grant must contribute to refugees returning to their home countries when it is safe to do so.
Who can apply for a project grant?
Municipalities, public agencies, voluntary organisations, international organisations, private foundations, private businesses and individuals can apply for a grant for return and repatriation projects or measures.
What are the criteria for being awarded a grant?
The following criteria will be given priority in 2013:
- Information and guidance projects
- The development of return and reintegration measures
- Reintegration follow-up in the home country after return.
How to apply for a grant
The applicant must write an application, sign it and send it by post to:
The Directorate of Immigration
The Department for Regions, Reception and Return
P.O. Box 8108 Dep.
Please mark the application 'Application for a grant for return and repatriation measures and projects'.
Deadline for applications
The application deadline is 15 February 2013. The UDI can consider applications it receives after the deadline. If grant funds are still available, a new application deadline will be set for 1 August 2013.
For more information about the announcement, the form and content of applications, deadlines and the right of appeal, see the UDI's regulations portal.