Grant Competition for Creating Synergies for Competitive Business Communities in Moldova
European Union Program – Confidence Building Measures (EU-CBM V), funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP Moldova, announces the launch of a new grant competition for business support organizations, industry associations or non-governmental organizations with experience in developing entrepreneurial skills that will distortion synergies for joint and fathers competitive business on both sides of the river.
The planned activities will help both sides to address through joint efforts the existing challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis, as economic needs and structural deficiencies have worsened. This call will continue efforts to reduce the economic growth gap between the two sides and the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, to ensure synergies between business actors on both sides in solving current needs or problems, and to provide innovative tools for implementation of the identified solution, but also equitable access to the opportunities offered by the Association Agreement with the EU and the DCFTA, in order to advance the integration between the two banks of the Dniester River.
This action will focus on improving business sophistication by consolidating cross-river cooperation for the development of solutions to address common business problems and needs on both banks.
Applications to be submitted under this call shall include activities to be implemented in a timeframe of up to 15 months after the grant agreement will be awarded.
Each of the 4 (four) successful applications can rely on a grant component not exceeding 40,000 EUR per project (to be awarded in equivalent USD amount, calculated on the UNORE exchange rate at signature). If budgets of first four proposed projects will be significantly below 40,000 EUR one additional application could be awarded, subject of funds availability
Cross-river partnerships consisting of at least two NGO/BSO from both banks of the river Nistru. The lead partner can be only the non-governmental or not-for-profit organization that will implement the project with its partner organization from the opposite bank and the involvement of the private sector (big companies) other stakeholders (i.e. local professional schools, the LPAs, network of youth centers, academia, other business associations and NGOs, producer unions, employers’ associations, chambers of commerce, non-commercial partnerships, etc.).
Organizations directly involved in carrying out activities related to the areas stipulated in the project proposal, these being responsible for project management, avoiding intermediaries for their implementation. At least one of the partners will have sufficient experience in carrying out similar activities in the Transnistrian region, in accordance with the objectives set out in the project proposal;
Legal entities, which at the time of submission of the project proposal do not have debts or arrears in the payment of taxes, fees and fines.
Organizations not having benefited from EU-CBM Programme earlier support will be encouraged to apply.
Organizations responsible for serious management errors, including financial ones, in projects previously implemented for the benefit of UNDP Moldova;
In the past, they have not fulfilled their contractual obligations according to the arrangements established with the donor organizations;
The lead partner cannot represent an entity owned by the State and / or a commercial one.
For more information, visit https://sc.undp.md/tnddetails2_1/2415/