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OSCE Mission to Skopje (North Macedonia): Covid-19 Response Fund

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 1, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 24, 2020
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OSCE mission to Skopje logo

With support by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this endeavour aims to support the people of North Macedonia and civil society, who uphold fundamental rights, access to basic services, and contribute to the protection of and respect for OSCE commitments on the ground.

> Projects up to 5,000 EUR to respond to immediate needs of the most vulnerable communities to respond to the emergency.
> Projects up to 15,000 EUR to support applicants who may face capacity/institutional/ sustainability issues due to Covid-19.
> Projects up to 5,000 EUR to support applicants to deal with mid-term effects of the Covid-19 emergency.

1. Registered associations or civil society groups with at least three years of registration in the Central Registry that work with:
a) Children and young people;
b) People at risk (including older people, people with disabilities, and people with long-term physical and mental health conditions);
c) Smaller communities, including Roma and Sinti;
d) Victims of domestic violence, gender-based violence and trafficked persons;
e) Refugees and migrants;
and/or in the areas of:
f) Human rights protection and advocacy;
g) Humanitarian assistance in the areas identified above;
2. Consortia of associations and civil society groups that join forces to respond to the challenge of dealing with the Covid-19 emergency in the country.

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The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Skopje wishes to support civil society groups, associations, charities to cope with security challenges in the country by addressing the needs of particularly vulnerable and underserved communities in the face of the COVID-19 emergency.

CALL DEADLINE: 25 June 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 01, 2020
Jun 01, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Jun 03, 2020
Jun 03, 2020

Thanks, Ana.