Active Citizens Fund: Promoting Democratic Participation and Human Rights in Poland

Deadline: 1 September 2018

The Financial Mechanism Office, the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants is seeking a Fund Operator to develop and implement the EEA Grants programme for civil society in Poland.

The objective of the Civil Society Programme Area is ‘Civil society and active citizenship strengthened and vulnerable groups empowered’.

Areas of Support

  • Democracy, active citizenship, good governance and transparency
  • Human rights and equal treatment through combating any discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Social justice and inclusion of vulnerable groups
  • Gender equality and gender-based violence
  • Environment and climate change

Funding Information

In Poland, the allocation to the Active Citizens Fund – National (the civil society programme at the national level) is EUR 30,000,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for the Fund Operatorrole, all organisations submitting a bid (Lead and Co-Bidders) must:
    • Be legal entities in the EEA and
    • Be non-governmental, independent of local, regional and central government, political parties and religious institutions and
    • Form a consortium and
    • Have stable and sufficient sources of finance to maintain their activity throughout the Programme
    • Have experience working with the civil society sector in the beneficiary country
  • In addition, the lead bidder must:
    • Be non-profit making with a non-commercial purpose
  • At least one organisation in the consortium bidder must:
    • Have sufficient re-granting experience
    • Have sufficient experience in strengthening civil society capacity and sustainability

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Active Citizens Fund.

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