Call for Proposals: Empowering Civil Society Organisations for Roma Integration (ECSORI) Fund

Deadline: 12 October 2018

Albanian National Training and Technical Assistance Resource Centre (ANTTARC) in partnership with Amaro-Drom and AFCR in the framework of “Empowering Civil Society Organisations for Roma Integration” ECSORI project, financed by the European Union in Albania, has launched the 1st Round of Call for Proposal under the Sub-Granting Scheme. The aim of this Call for Proposals is to enable Roma and Egyptian CSOs and Roma and Egyptian -serving CSOs to implement actions that promote Roma and Egyptian Rights and Integration in Albania.

Objectives

  • To enable Roma and Egyptian CSOs and Roma and Egyptian -serving CSOs to implement actions that promote Roma and Egyptian rights and integration.
  • To increase the engagement of Roma and Egyptian CSOs in promoting Roma and Egyptian rights and integration at central and local level in Albania by strengthening their capacity and funding their initiatives.

Priorities

The duration of the projects will depend on the size of the sub-grants as well as priority areas/themes they will be dealing with:

  • LOT 1
    • Project proposals focusing on community awareness and participation, intercultural dialogues, etc. require for a shorter implementation period (in general 6 months). In general, these sub-grants will be from 5,000 – 10,000 EUR.
  • LOT 2
    • Sub-grants focusing on monitoring, service delivery/provision of legal and mediation services and implementation of the current legislation and/or policies require for a longer-term intervention and more resources. Therefore, in general the projects focusing on these priority areas will be implemented during a 12-month period. In general, these sub-grants will be from 10,000 – 20,000 EUR.

Size of Grant

  • The total project budget (including own contribution) for any grant requested under this Call for
  • Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
    • Minimum amount: EUR 5,000
    • Maximum amount: EUR 20,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Potential applicants for ECSORI Fund sub-grants will be:
    • Roma and Egyptian CSOs
    • Roma- and Egyptian-serving CSOs
  • which are registered/formalized civil society organizations.
  • ECSORI Fund will consider as potential applicants the formalized organizations which:
    • Are established and operating in areas where Roma and Egyptian communities live.
    • Are registered to court (according to court extract, withdrawn not earlier than three months from the date of application and Form of Legal Entity, Instructions, completed and signed by the applicant).
    • Are registered at the Tax Office (with NIPT);
    • Have no financial obligations (as certified by the tax office).
    • Have valid bank account (shown in the Financial Identification Form, Guidelines, certified by the bank).
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit the latest financial statements of the organization.
  • Other CS actors such as community-based organizations, grassroots, youth groups, citizen groups, and civil society activists should use the above-mentioned eligible applicants to receive funding for their proposals.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope, private courier service or by hand-delivery (a signed and dated certificate of receipt will be given to the deliverer) at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit ECSORI Fund.

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