Deadline: 30 September 2019
The Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF) and Partners Albania for Change and Development (PA), are inviting domestic Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) from Albania and Kosovo to apply for project grants.
The ‘Civil Society program for Albania and Kosovo’ is financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Prishtina.
The overall purpose of the program is to support democratic participation and the development of a strong and active civil society in Albania and Kosovo, which pushes forward the EU membership process by contributing to one of the five thematic areas as follows:
- Non-discrimination and gender equality
- Independent media
- Minorities and marginalized groups
- Environmental Protection
- War against corruption
Grants will be awarded to active NGOs with mission and demonstrated experience in the thematic area of the programme to which the application corresponds. Applicants should present complete and convincing project proposals.
The total proposed budget size of the applications to be financed by this programme must fall between the following thresholds:
- Minimum amount: EUR 25,000 (including audit costs)
- Maximum amount: EUR 35,000 (including audit costs)
The minimum duration for the implementation of the proposed projects is 12 months and maximum 16 months. The implementation of the selected projects is expected to start in January 2020.
- To be eligible for financing, applicants should:
- Be active NGOs;
- Be registered as a domestic non-governmental/non-for-profit organization, according to the Albanian and Kosovo legislation (branches of foreign and international NGOs registered in Albania and Kosovo are not eligible to apply);
- Be fully responsible for project implementation. Partnerships with other NGOs are allowed only if the leading organization takes full responsibility for project implementation and management, including execution of all project expenditures;
- Have a mission that is in line with the thematic area to which the application corresponds, and
- Show relevant capacity and experience with regards to the proposed project.
- The applicant may act alone or in partnership with another partner organization. Potential partner organization must satisfy the second eligibility criteria as applicable to the applicant himself.
- Note that the grant beneficiaries of the first call for application are not eligible to apply under this call be it as a lead or partner organization.
Number of applications and grants per applicant
- Organizations may apply with only one application as a lead applicant.
- An application may have only one lead applicant and one partner organization.
Levels of intervention
- Applicants may propose interventions that address relevant issues at local and/or central level.
- Projects shall be country-specific and address challenges within the selected country. NGOs can apply for interventions only in their respective country. Cross border projects will not be considered under this call.
Regardless of the principal beneficiaries’/target groups, the final beneficiaries should be citizens of the community where the project is implemented or the country in general. For the principal beneficiaries’/target groups, equal gender participation should be targeted. Whenever possible, a similar approach is to be followed also for the inclusion of under-represented groups.
How to Apply
Applications can only be sent electronically at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.kcsfoundation.org/grantet/skemat-e-zbatuara/skema-e-norvegjise/informatat-per-aplikim/