What is a small dam?
How long is a typical grant cycle?
Are countries or organisations outside of Europe eligible to apply?
Can I apply for more than one grant?
What is the difference between preparatory work and dam removal?
Do you have a maximum grant value?
Can a public sector entity apply for a grant?
Is it possible to apply for a grant from Open Rivers Programme if part of the proposed project is funded from a different source?
Are there any match funding requirements in projects supported by the programme?
Is it possible for applicants to regrant funds for similar local initiatives?
Do all grants need to be completed within one year?
A duration of 12 months means that the project must start immediately following grant award and will end 12 months later. Is it possible to postpone the start of the project, so the project will last 12 months, but the start and end will be later?
Do we need to send in an expression of interest before applying for categories A or B, and do we need an expression of interest for every submission?
What is the difference between categories A3 and A4?
Regarding categories A2 preparatory work and A4 dam removal, can you apply for both A2 and A4 for the same barrier?
For dam removal, should the first step be to obtain the support of local permitting agencies and communities?
How do you assess ecological significance?
Which do we prioritise: a cluster of smaller dams or just one bigger one?
If I have more than one barrier that I would like to remove, how should I decide which one is more feasible / of higher importance?
If there are two rivers in one catchment, one small and one large, can these rivers be in one project? Or do I need to submit two applications? The rivers are far from one another.
What criteria do you look for to assess is an NGO is financially sustainable/eligible? What documents will we need to provide to you?
For catchment development projects and barrier inventories, should we consider part of a catchment or the whole area?
When applying for Category A and B, is there still funding available for the communication / advocacy around that project?
Is a project seeking to remove an illegally built dam considered “controversial or risky”?
Does the programme support project monitoring?
Can you explain more about the requirements for public liability insurance for projects, that is mentioned in the information guide? Is this only for dam removal?