Deadline: 18 August 2017
The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Grant Scheme for Grassroots Civil Society Organizations (GRS)” to strengthen the capacity of grassroots CSOs for active democratic participation in policy and decision making processes.
The objective of this call for proposals is to improve the administrative, advocacy and communication skills of grassroots CSOs so that they can participate more effectively in the policy dialogue.
- Improving Administrative Skills of Grassroots CSOs;
- Improving Advocacy Skills of Grassroots CSOs;
- Improving Communication Skills of Grassroots CSOs.
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 40.000 and EUR 60.000.
Actions must take place in Turkey.
The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 10 months nor exceed 12 months.
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person
- be non-profit-making
- be established in a Member State of the European Union or Turkey or an eligible country according to the IPA Regulation
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s), not acting as an intermediary
- be grassroots CSOs from Turkey (associations and foundations)
- be grassroots CSOs from the EU Member States or other eligible countries except Turkey (associations; foundations; associations and foundations established as non-for-profit companies/charitable organizations )
How to Apply
- The application procedure consists of two phases:
- Concept notes
- Full applications
- In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK and Turkey.
For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.