Grant Opportunities

Grants for Civil Society Organizations Welcomes Proposals

Grants for Civil Society Organizations Welcomes Proposals

Deadline: 15-Nov-20

SOCIETIES partners are pleased to announce the opening of a Call for project proposals for civil society organizations that should promote social inclusion of people with disabilities. The specific objectives of this Programme are to enhance the capacities of civil society to be effective and accountable independent actors able to engage constructively with governments on key societal challenges.

Seed Grants
Project “SOCIETIES 2 Support of CSOs in Empowering Technical skills, Inclusion of people with disabilities and EU Standards in Western Balkans, 2nd phase” is approved for financing by the European Union, represented by European Commission.

The global objective of The Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2018-2019, under which the SOCIETIES project has been approved is to enhance regional cooperation, good neighborly relations and reconciliation, and to strengthen participatory democracies and the EU approximation process in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Objectives of Sub- Granting

Objectives of the sub-granting are:

To support and increase community based social services and social enterprises, managed by CSOs, thus fostering the social inclusion of people with disabilities (PWD) and mental disorders.
to support the recovery to CSOs/Social Enterprises (assisting/working with people with disabilities and/or people with mental health problems) caused by COVID 19 virus, through support to their development toward stronger and more resilient structures and to innovate their services and/or products, so they can better face eventual next crisis periods.
Funding Information

The maximum amount available under each Call for Proposal will be € 66.000 per country.
The maximum size of grant dedicated to a single proposal will be € 8.250 (in local currency). Minimally 8 initiatives per country will be supported.
Co-Financing is not necessary, but it is allowed and welcomed.
The planned duration of an action must not be lower than 9 and shall not exceed 18 months.

Eligibility Criteria

The call is opened for the local grass-root CSOs which are exclusively assisting/working with people with disabilities and/or people with mental health problems.

In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicant must:

be legal person;
be non-profit-making;
be a local grass-root CSO of or working with people with disabilities and/or people with mental health problems;
be established in one of the following IPA beneficiary countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia;
be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the proposed action;
Only organizations that were registered at least one year before the announcement of this Call can apply (registered before 30th September 2019)
Ineligible actions

The following types of activity and costs are not eligible for financial support:

actions that fall within the general activities of competent state institutions or state administration services, including local government;
actions concerned only or mainly with individual sponsorships for participation in workshops, seminars, conferences, congresses;
debts and debt service charges (interest);
provisions for losses or potential future liabilities;
purchases of land or buildings;
currency exchange losses;
Selection Process

The criteria for the selection:

Relevance of the project design
Final beneficiaries, target groups
Sustainability of the action
Budget and cost-effectiveness of the Proposal
Social aspects
Multi-stakeholders approach
Relevance and competencies of the Applicant
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