REC Call for Proposals: SEEDLING Small Grants Programme

Deadline: 30 November 2017

The REC, together with the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), which funds the SEEDLING project, has announced the Small Grants Programme in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

The SEEDLING project aims to strengthen education, capacity building and awareness rising on the SDGs in the countries of South Eastern Europe (SEE) by incorporating them into national school curricula (secondary education) and by means of regional cooperation and networking among decision makers, educators and teachers.

The Small Grants Programme targets CSOs that are active in the area of education and sustainable development. Partnership with one or more secondary schools or VET schools is obligatory, as activities must focus on the implementation of the UN SDGs in the classroom.

Funding Information

The total amount available is EUR 200,000 for the region as a whole, and the maximum grant award is EUR 7,000.


The objectives of the programme are to:

  • create partnerships with secondary and VET schools for the implementation of the UN SDGs in the classroom;
  • improve understanding of the UN SDGs;
  • stimulate discussions among teachers and pupils on implementing various activities relevant for achieving some of the targets related to the UN SDGs;
  • facilitate understanding among pupils of the small things that each one of us can do to contribute to achieving the SDGs;
  • enhance entrepreneurship among students by showcasing ways to create green jobs via practical examples; and
  • promote education for sustainable development.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Grant applications may only be submitted by registered CSOs that work in the area of education, sustainable development, environmental protection and related areas.
  • Registered CSOs, such as community development groups, social groups, gender-based groups, trade unions, religious groups, teachers groups etc., working in other related or auxiliary areas, can provide support and participate as social factors.
  • Besides the above, CSOs applying for national grants are expected to demonstrate the following features:
    • readiness to develop and implement a national project with a maximum duration of six months;
    • proven and recorded experience in project management;
    • experience in sustainable development and ESD; and
    • access to the necessary equipment and necessary facilities for the implementation of the project.

How to Apply

Proposal must be submitted either via post, courier or in person at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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