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Open Call for Proposals for Small Capacity Building Grants (Estonia)

Open Call for Proposals for Small Capacity Building Grants (Estonia)


Deadline: 4-Dec-22

The Open Estonia Foundation is announcing an open call for proposals for civil society organisations that are aimed at enhanced capacity and sustainability of civil society organisations.

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The Active Citizens Fund seeks to develop the long-term sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector, with the aim of strengthening its role in contributing to democratic governance, policy development, promoting democratic participation and active citizenship. Priority is also given to actions that improve the accountability of NGOs to the wider public and strengthen their ability to empower and involve local communities, as well as advocate on their behalf, and actions to communicate the impact of civil society to social change.

The objective of the Active Citizens Fund is: “Civil society and active citizenship strengthened, and vulnerable groups empowered”. The Programme will seek to develop the long-term sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector, strengthening its role in promoting democratic participation, active citizenship and human rights, and empowerment of vulnerable groups. The Programme shall be based on the common values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities.

Projects must focus at capacity building of civil society organisations and may include various types of measures, for example:

Development of transparent and accountable governance procedures of CSOs;
Improving of CSOs’ management procedures;
Bringing new knowledge, skills and people to civil society activities;
Strengthening CSO networks;
Mutual learning and dissemination, e.g. mentorship programmes;
Implementing impact evaluation tools to measure the impact of CSOs;
Forging partnerships with other sectors;
Activities to improve financial viability etc.
Funding Information
Small grants are available between EUR 10,000 to 20,000 and the duration of the projects must be between 12 to 14 months. Projects can be started from March 2023 and must be finished by April 30, 2024.
Total budget of the Call is EUR 329 860. Out of the total budget EUR 229 860 is earmarked for CSOs operating on a national level and EUR 100 000 is earmarked for CSOs operating on a local level.
Criteria
Civil society organisations pursuing a public benefit purpose working in the following five areas are eligible to apply:
Democracy, active citizenship, good governance and transparency
Human rights and equal treatment through combating any discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity
Social justice and inclusion of vulnerable groups
Gender equality and gender-based violence
Environment and climate change.
For more information, visit https://eeagrants.org/currently-available-funding/ee-activecitizens-call-7-open-call-for-proposals-for-small-capacity-building-grants

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