To further support CSO efforts in promoting the civic space in the Western Balkan region, we have broadened the scope and the target groups for the funding opportunities under the Call.
In addition to non-governmental and not-for-profit CSOs, CSOs’ networks, platforms, associations and foundations registered in one of the WB6 countries, informal organizations are also welcome to apply for the ad-hoc support.
With the updated Call, the Hub will continue to provide rapid funding for CSO’s immediate needs or innovations, in the form of direct expert support or funding for various regional actions, contributing to strengthening regional cooperation in promoting civic space.
The immediate need mechanism aims to provide support for civil society actors who prompted by unpredicted events must immediately respond to the current challenges or recognize a window of opportunity for influencing public opinion and policy processes.
The innovation stream refers to actions for the promotion or development of new approaches and methods of working and/or engaging with constituencies and stakeholders, or other innovative solutions to address the challenges CSOs are facing.
The deadline of this Call is extended by the end of 2021 until all available funds are disbursed, offering continuous support and a simplified and accelerated review procedure to ensure timely response to your needs.
The funding for this call is made available with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), provided for the Project “Protecting Civic Space – Regional Civil Society Development Hub”. The Call will remain open until the end of the year and until all available funds are disbursed.
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BCSDN announces an Open Call for Proposals for Ad-Hoc Support Grants.
The funding for this call is made available with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), provided with the Project “Protecting Civic Space – Regional Civil Society Development Hub”.
Ad-hoc support is an instrument established to provide rapid funding for a CSO’s immediate need or for innovation to promote civic space ONLY when there is insufficient time to operate through the standard grant award procedure.
All grants awarded under this call for proposals should contribute to strengthened regional cooperation for promoting civic space in the Western Balkan region.
Eligible applicants may be all types of individual CSOs and/ or networks of CSOs, platforms, associations, foundations, as long as these are non-governmental and not for profit, and are registered in at least one of the countries of the Western Balkan region- Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Republic of North Macedonia. The networks of CSOs should have member organizations in more than 2 countries in the region, to be eligible for applications.
The funding may be used for two types of activities:
- For the organization of experts’ missions to provide support to an organization from the WB region that requested peer advice and exchange of experience on a specific civic space topic;
- For the organization of regional gatherings of CSOs, civil society actors, and their constituencies to interact and share their problems and solutions (ideas), learn together and establish consensus on their needs and the priorities.
Deadline for submission of applications:
The Call is EXTENDED by the end of 2021, until all available funds are disbursed.
Applications can be submitted at any time by this date. The approval of the applications will be done continuously until all available funds are disbursed.
Applications should be submitted electronically to email@example.com with the subject: “Application for Ad-Hoc Support Grant – Regional Hub”.