about:syria مساحات للجدل والنقاش – the new fund

You want to break down stereotypes? Discuss controversial topics openly? Create safe spaces for the discussion of Do you want to break down stereotypes? Do you have a desire to openly discuss controversial topics and create safe spaces for discussions concerning social issues? Do you need financial support, guidance and ground-breaking exchange with other likeminded? Then this is the right place for you!

about:syria is a new funding opportunity. We support dialogue projects created by Syrians in Syria and in the Germany based Syrian diaspora. In order to thoughtfully deal with the aftermath of conflicts our aim is to support you, so you can safely contribute to social debates. We wish to bridge social differences and to find new creative approaches for common ground for a future Syrian social contract. The projects you create can take place virtually or in person or even take form as a hybrid mix of both. We are open to all your creative ideas such as role plays, simulation games or regulars’ tables. Be creative!

Everything you need to know

The about:syria trust supports small and large scale projects as well as the development of project ideas that create space for long-term encounters of social exchange and dialogue. Registered and non-registered Syrian civil society organizations in Germany and northern & north eastern Syria can now apply for financial support for projects lasting up to six months.

What does dialogue mean? You decide which topics you work on and in which format. Knowing why this inner-Syrian dialogue is needed, who can engage in the exchange and what should improve as a result is for us the most essential. Be inclusive, be conflict-sensitive and apply the do-no-harm principles!

There are three different funding opportunities:

  1. Small project funding: Grants of 2.000 – 9.000 € per project. Initiatives with little experience in project implementation are welcome to apply. This grant is specifically designed for smaller grassroots initiatives.
  2. Bigger project funding: Grants of 10.000 – 20.000 € per project. Only initiatives with previous experience in planning and implementing projects are eligible to apply for this grant.
  3. If you have a basic idea to initiate a dialogue project but you are unsure about the exact context, needs, and what risks are involved then we invite you to apply for the grant called ‚Participatory project development and needs assessment ‘.

You don’t have that much experience in dialog projects yet? No problem! Our advisory offer can guide you during the project implementation. Furthermore all participating initiatives and organizations will have the opportunity to exchange experiences in a strategy workshop.

Current topics

There will be three application periods in 2022.

Currently you can submit your project ideas until Monday February 28 2022 (23:59 – CET) via email to
apply.about.syria@adoptrevolution.org. Please use the application forms we have created. Also feel free to visit our online information session on 24.02.2022 at 3pm (local time Berlin) or 4pm (local time Damascus). You find the link here.

We are planning another application deadline of May 31, 2022 and the third will be by mid-July 2022. The exact dates will be published here soon.

Apply now!

Here you will find the application forms and the templates for your cost and budget plan. Note these are binding. The deadline is Monday 28th February 2022 (23:59 – CET). Please send the documents to

You can submit your applications in German, English or Arabic.

BewerbungsformularApplication FormApplication Form
BudgetformularBudget Template Budget Template


Check the FAQs if you habe any further questions or send us an email to
about.syria@adoptrevolution.org. We will be happy to assist you.

Or you can visit our online information session. The date is listed under Current topics.

We are looking forward to your application!