ROMACT Call for Proposals: Grants to Support Organisations in Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Slovakia

Deadline: 15 July 2017

The Council of Europe is seeking applications for its program entitled “Grants for Support Organisations” that aims to co-fund national projects aimed at assisting National Support Teams with the implementation of the ROMACT methodology in Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Slovakia.

The purpose of the Projects is to build up political will and understanding of Roma inclusion at local and regional level by building the capacity of local authorities to develop and implement plans and projects for Roma inclusion and aim to promote the integration of Roma at local level.

The Projects’ activities take place in 5 (five) countries: Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Slovakia, in number of municipalities in each country.

Focus Areas

In particular, they aim to support regional and local authorities and Roma communities focusing on:

  • capacity building;
  • establishment and enforcement of mechanisms and processes promoting and ensuring good governance
  • standards and ownership by local authorities of effective integrated development efforts covering education, employment, healthcare, housing, urban development and culture;
  • equipping local authorities with tools, knowledge and skills to overcome the challenges and barriers in regard to the needs of the Roma;
  • improving the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of local policies, measures and delivery of services; and
  • supporting cooperation between municipalities willing to design and implement jointly concrete integration measures and projects.

Objectives

  • Strengthen the capacity of local authorities to perform their roles and responsibilities in an effective and efficient manner when it comes to designing and implementing plans, policies and projects, in particular active inclusion measures that improve Roma integration;
  • Support the establishment and enforcement of mechanisms and processes promoting and ensuring good governance standards and ownership by local authorities and administrations of effective integrated development efforts covering education, employment, healthcare, housing, urban development and culture;
  • Equip local authorities with tools, knowledge and skills enabling them to overcome the challenges and barriers they often face when it comes to taking into account the needs of the Roma, so that they become more citizen-oriented, responsive and accountable;
  • Improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of local policies, measures and delivery of services;
  • Support cooperation between municipalities willing to design and implement jointly concrete integration measures and projects.

Funding Information

The Council of Europe intends to award one grant of a maximum amount of €50,000.00 (fifty thousand Euros).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must:

  • be legally constituted as a non-governmental organisation in Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Slovakia;
  • be entitled to carry out the activities described in its project proposal;
  • have been active for at least 5 years in the field of Roma inclusion, Roma communities, policies, public administration, access to funding, and social inclusion;
  • have sufficient financial or human capacity to contribute by way of its own resources (including financial, human resources or in-kind contributions);
  • have sufficient operational and professional capacity, including staff, to carry out activities described in its project proposal;
  • have a bank account.

How to Apply

Each application shall contain:

  • the completed and signed Application Form ;
  • a provisional budget ;
  • the other supporting documents:
    • Document certifying the registration of the NGO;
    • Bank /financial statements authorised by a financial officer of the NGO;
    • CVs of staff members who will be involved in project implementation;
    • Contact details of referees.
  • The application form, completed and signed, together with the supporting documents, must be submitted in electronic form (Word and/or PDF) via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Slovakia

For more information, please visit ROMACT.

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