United Nations Albania: Community-based Social Services Grants Leave No One Behind (LNB) Programme
This Call for Proposals is the second Call in the framework of the Leave No-one Behind, a United Nations joint programme funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to support projects in the field of community-based social services proposed by any municipality in Albania.
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The Leave No One Behind (LNB) Programme builds upon the vast experience of the UN in addressing social inclusion and the needs of the vulnerable groups. It will support the implementation of the newly shaped vision of the social sector in Albania, in line with SDGs and the country’s aspirations towards European integration.
The Leave No One Behind (LNB) avails of technical expertise and know-how of UN agencies aiming at allowing for greater impact and outreach by focusing on the municipal level and its linkage to the national level. The objective of this four-year programme (2017 – 2021) is to empower vulnerable persons and groups to have equal access to public services and opportunities, to have a voice in public decision-making affecting their lives and to hold the duty bearers accountable.
The implementation of Leave No One Behind (LNB) Programme is responsibility of four UN agencies UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and UNFPA. It is funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
The grants scheme’s goal is to: Contribute directly to the provision social care service for Roma and Egyptian and persons with disabilities at local level through implementation of innovative small projects as part of municipalities’ own Social Plans.
The project should include a budget proposal up to 1,000,000 ALL.
The duration of a Project should be between 6 to 8 months.
Applicants shall indicate the entire budget in Albanian LEK by detailing all costs including those financed from the Applicant’s or partners’ own resources (e.g. wages, social security charges, rent and any other recurrent and capital costs) and specifying sources of finance.
Any of 61 municipalities of Albania are eligible to apply. The institutions offering social services at municipal level that are under the direct authority of municipalities, are considered as part of municipalities hence they may apply through the authority and under the name of their governing municipality. Several municipalities may submit a joint application proposing, for instance, regional solutions to similar common issues and needs.
The Applicants should be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the Project with their partners, not acting as intermediary. Municipalities may apply individually or in partnership with a civil society organization. In any case the Municipality will be the lead organization and the CSO their partner organization.
For more information, visit http://www.un.org.al/employment-and-procurement/call-proposals-municipalities-community-based-social-services-grants-0