Save the Children International in Kosovo: Enhancing Social Services for Vulnerable Groups

Deadline: 30 January 2018

The current Call for Proposals has launched under the Enhancing Social Services for Vulnerable Groups Scheme representing one of the main components of the Project to enhance provision of social services to the most vulnerable groups in Kosovo, through the financing of best proposals that will address and improve the delivery of social services to each community member. It also provides an opportunity for organisations that provide social services to further strengthen their capacities to transform the needs of their beneficiaries into concrete actions, thereby contributing to improved community-based, essential social services for the most vulnerable communities.

Through the sub-granting scheme implemented by Save the Children in Kosovo, the Project will be financing projects aimed at increasing the delivery, availability, and quality of social services for vulnerable groups in Kosovo.

Save the Children in Kosovo and European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research are implementing the project “Support for Better Social Services for the Most Vulnerable Groups” (henceforth “the Project”) financed by the European Union and co-financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) under contract number 2016/383-067.

The present Call contains 3 Lots:

  • Lot 1 Provision of community-based residential and day-care services
  • Lot 2 Provision of home-based services for children and adults in need
  • Lot 3 Provision of services for victims of domestic violence and trafficking.

Objectives of the Call and Priority Issues

  • The objective of the Call is to:
    • Contribute to the delivery of higher-quality social services to vulnerable groups, including children and persons in need,
    • To strengthen the capacities and sustainability of organisations delivering social services to vulnerable groups in Kosovo.
  • The sub granting scheme will support most vulnerable groups in Kosovo through provision of specific and professional social service assistance to improve their overall well-being.
  • Actors eligible for grants under this sub-granting scheme include civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) fully engaged in and committed to the delivery of social services to the most vulnerable groups in Kosovo.

Types of Action

Provision of specialized social services for excluded children and adults;

  • Provision of community-based residential and/or day-care services for vulnerable groups;
  • Provision of home and home-based services for vulnerable children and adults in need, particularly the elderly;
  • Provision of services for victims of domestic violence, trafficking, and war sexual violence;
  • Supporting the implementation of child rights and of the rights of vulnerable communities, particularly the elderly and victims of domestic violence, trafficking, sexual exploitation;
  • Delivery of preventative and/or protective community-based services for vulnerable groups;
  • Ensuring access and referral to public and non-public social services for vulnerable groups and working to meet their physical, social, and developmental needs.
  • Actions designed to increase the standard of living of beneficiaries of social services in Kosovo, such as support to establish social enterprise(s) that would create opportunities for employment (registration costs, drafting business plans, procurement of equipment and/or materiel, etc.)

Funding Information

  • Lot 1 Provision of community-based residential and day-care services
  • Lot 2 Provision of home-based services for children and adults in need
  • Lot 3 Provision of services for victims of domestic violence and trafficking.

The total budget available for all lots is up to EUR 1,500,000 EUR.

Duration

The planned duration of sub grants may not be neither lower than 12 months nor exceed 17 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a sub grant, the applicant must be a Civil Society Organization (CSO) or Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) established and acting in the territory of Kosovo.
  • All applicants must demonstrate that they are registered and active in by presenting the following documents together with their application:
    • Certificate of Registration in Kosovo;
    • Statute of the organization;
    • Fiscal Number Certificate in Kosovo;
    • A document issued by the Kosovo Tax Administration certifying that the organization has no pending financial obligations, such as social, health or tax obligations – issued within the Call period;
    • The Declaration by the Applicant duly signed.
    • Last two years’ financial documents of the organization such as audit reports (if applicable)
    • Vetting Information
    • CV of the organization, signed by its legal representative, including all the past and present projects in the last two years (funding source and contacts, timeframe, region of coverage and partnerships);

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Kosovo

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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