The Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF) is currently accepting applications for its Small Project Grants to support civil society initiatives through grants and capacity building with the overall aim to contribute to a democratic and inclusive society in Kosovo, on its path towards integration into the European Union.
Small project grants are intended to deliver concrete results within a set timeframe. Beneficiaries of these grants may be individuals, unregistered initiatives and non-governmental organizations with the most compelling and innovative ideas that have real potential for advancing the goals and objectives of the program. Small project grants will support specific actions of civil society initiatives and individuals that address concrete issues, both of more systematic nature or limited in scope and duration; In addition, they are intended to support the initiatives of individuals, unregistered initiatives and non-governmental organizations for more focused and short-term projects. Civil society initiatives are required to operate in their respective localities.
- Centering citizen engagement and participation throughout the work of civil society, EJA Kosovo aims to contribute towards two main objectives where:
- civil society uses and claims spaces for participation in shaping public affairs and
- civil society organizations have strengthened ties to their constituents and improved accountability and transparency towards the wider public and their constituents.
Areas of intervention
Engagement for Joint Action (EJA) Kosovo’s support will focus on civil society contribution to the policy making cycle, while increasingly including citizens in their advocacy efforts and creating/exploring venues and spaces for citizen engagement. EJA Kosovo aims to contribute to increased civic engagement in influencing the priorities, planning, decision making and implementation of public policies at the local and central government, with a particular focus on the following priority areas:
- Higher participation of women and other marginalized groups in budgetary planning;
- Improving socio – economic and cultural rights of marginalized groups;
- Strengthening advocacy and watchdog role of civil society with a special emphasis on the rights and needs of marginalized groups;
- Empowering youth to participate in policy making and implementation;
- Civic education for human rights.
Organizations will be eligible to apply for funding for a period of maximum 12 months. The maximum budget requested for funding from this call for one grant should not exceed EUR 10,000.
- Individuals (citizens of the Republic of Kosovo)
- Unregistered Initiatives
- Domestic Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) registered in Kosovo.
- In order to be eligible for application, applicants need to fulfil the following criteria:
- Be individuals (citizens of the Republic of Kosovo), unregistered initiatives or organizations active in Kosovo engaged in any non-profit initiative (branches of foreign and international NGOs registered in Kosovo are not eligible to apply);
- Have annual turnover up to EUR 25,000 for the last three years (applies only for NGOs);
- Be directly responsible for the management of the grant. Partnerships with other NGOs/unregistered initiatives are allowed only if the leading applicant takes full responsibility for project implementation and management.
- Demonstrate capacity for the management of proposed main activities;
- Are not led or managed by Politically Exposed Persons.
For more information, visit https://www.kcsfoundation.org/en/grants/imp-sch/eja-kosovo-program/eja-open-calls/small-project-grants/