Grant Opportunities

Grants to support Civil Society in Kazakhstan

Grants to support Civil Society in Kazakhstan

Deadline: 14-Jun-22

The European Commission (EC) has launched a call for proposals to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:

To strengthen capacities of CSOs and independent media to exercise fundamental freedoms to protect and support journalists, bloggers and other media workers.
To strengthened public awareness and inclusive debate on the centrality of Human Rights and Democracy in the regulation and use of new technologies.
The priorities of this call for proposals are: improvement of the regulatory environment (both laws and regulations, as well as their practical implementation) safeguarding fundamental freedoms; improvement of capacities of independent media and CSOs, promoting the values of professional journalism and critical thinking.

Funding Information
The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 500,000. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award all available funds. Similarly, this amount could be increased, should more funds become available.

Size of grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals shall fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

minimum amount: EUR 220,000
maximum amount: EUR 250,000
Eligibility Criteria
Lead applicant(s): In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
be a legal person and
be non-profit-making and
be a specific type of organisation such as: Civil Society Organisation (CSO) and/or their association, and
be established in10 Kazakhstan or a Member State of the European Union or any territory as no nationality restriction applies to applicants and, if any, to co-applicants, and affiliated entities and
be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
Co-applicants can be either CSOs and/or their associations.
Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
Co-applicants must sign the mandate form.
Affiliated entities
The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies).
Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to coapplicant(s):
Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link.
This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
Entities affiliated to an applicant may hence be:
Entities directly or indirectly controlled by the applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by the applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
Membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as a e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association,) as the proposed affiliated entities.
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