Donors and other Partners
Fida has a Programme Support Agreement with its main donor, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA). Fida was one of the first NGOs in Finland to receive funding from the MFA (1974) and has been receiving the government support since then.
The Government of Finland has approved of Fida's new Programme plan for 2015-2017. Fida has received funding from the European Commission for development cooperation and has a partnership agreement with the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO).
Fida is a member of several Finnish and international organisations:
- the Service Centre for Development Cooperation (www.kepa.fi)
- Kehys - The Finnish NGDO Platform to the EU and its European parent organisation CONCORD (www.kehys.fi, www.concordeurope.org)
- EU-CORD - Christian Organisations in Relief and Development www.eu-cord.org
- VOICE - Voluntary Organisations In Cooperation in Emergencies www.ngovoice.org
On global level Fida works with local partners, churches, other NGO's and local authorities. The wide network of local grass-root-level partners is one of the success factors behind Fida's work.