The EU will give a fund of 3.7 million euros allocated for this year to Turkey for energy, environmental, health and customer rights protection, said the Turkish EU ministry on Thursday.
The fund will be provided within the bloc's pre-accession financial aids' Civil Society Dialogue grant programs, the EU ministry said in a written statement.
The grant gives the opportunity to civil society organizations, which want to participate in developing customer rights protection, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electricity and natural gas as well as environmental protection and climate change.
Energy, health and customer rights protection areas will be granted 1 million euros each, while 1.7 million euro will be provided for environmental projects.
These civil society organizations are required to make partnerships with counterparts in EU member countries, warned the statement.
Turkey has been receiving pre-accession assistance from the EU since 2001, under the Turkish Financial Instrument. Funds are programed on an annual basis under national programs for each year.