Active Citizens Fund in Portugal to Enhance Capacity and Sustainability of Civil Society 2019

Deadline: 18 July 2019

Active Citizens Fund in Portugal is seeking applications for large projects under Outcome 4 of the Programme“Enhanced capacity and sustainability of civil society (organisations and the sector)”.

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  • Elaboration of diagnoses and action plans / strategic plans for organisations.
  • Implementation of action plans / strategic plans related to organisational / operational capacity building.
  • Training, mentoring and consulting in the priority cross-cutting areas of advocacy, watchdog and fundraising
  • Traineeships for NGO staff members in other NGOs.
  • Cross-cutting training, mentoring and consulting on governance, planning, administrative and financial management, communication and marketing, volunteer attraction and management, monitoring and evaluation techniques.
  • Promotion of networks and other vehicles for the internationalisation of organisations and their associative structures.
  • Development of tools for the self-assessment of the organisations’ capacities.
  • Transfer of knowledge between large and small civil society organisations (joint projects).
  • Conducting studies and publications and creation of data bases and knowledge and information repositories.
  • Reinforcement of the sector’s capacity and notoriety through networking, fundraising and dissemination events.


  • Number of NGOs that are members of civil society networks/platforms
  • Number of partnerships between NGOs or with public/private entities supported
  • Number of NGOs conducting an assessment of their organisational capacity building needs and preparing action plans
  • Number of NGOs participating in capacity building initiatives funded by the programme
  • Number of professional staff trained

Size and Duration of Projects

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  • Large projects under this call shall have a total supportable cost above 30 000 euros and less than or equal to 120 000 euros, with the eligible costs of the project co-financed at a rate of up to 90%.
  • The maximum duration of large projects to be selected under this call for applications shall be 30 months, with an expected start date in January 2020.

How to Apply

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