EU Call for Proposals: Enhancing CSOs’ Contribution to Governance and Development Process in Sri Lanka

Deadline: 11 March 2019

The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Enhancing CSOs’ Contribution to Governance and Development Process in Sri Lanka” to enable and enhance Civil Society Organizations’ engagement as an efficient actor of governance and development process in Sri Lanka.

Objectives

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:

  • To increase CSO capacities in order to strengthen women’s participation in decision-making.
  • To increase the capacities of CSOs in addressing Gender Based Violence and mitigating its adverse effects.

Priority Areas

  • To increase CSO capacities so as to strengthen women’s participation in decision-making by:
    • strengthening women’s voice and participation in political and civic life;
    • involving media in the transformative process, in particular by challenging stereotypes;
  • To increase the capacities of CSOs in tackling Gender Based Violence and mitigating its adverse effects by:
    • ensuring the physical and psychological integrity of women and children;
    • supporting women’s economic and social empowerment;
    • monitoring, advocating for more effective and inclusive social-economic policies for women;

Size of grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • minimum amount: EUR 400 000
  • maximum amount: EUR 600 000

Eligibility Criteria

Lead applicant

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person and
    • be non-profit-making and
    • be a Civil Society Organisation
    • be established in Sri Lanka
    • be established in the EU Member States
  • For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. Unless sector-specific eligibility rules provide otherwise , if the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, applicant will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible to participate) or will be required to leave the project on the basis of the grant agreement.
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary and
  • International Organizations are not eligible to apply under this Call for Proposals.
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations

Co-applicant(s)

  • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
  • Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant himself.

Affiliated entity(ies)

  • The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies).
  • Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to co-applicant(s):
    • Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link.
    • This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
      • Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
        • Entities affiliated to an applicant may hence be:
          • Entities directly or indirectly controlled by the applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by the applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
          • Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
          • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
      • Membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as a e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association) as the proposed affiliated entities.

How to Apply

In order to apply for the grants, applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2UgcGmS and download the guidelines.

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