The Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) has issued a call for proposals to support civil society working to combat corruption and promote good governance, in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Across the Central and Eastern European region, citizens often face public institutions which are unaccountable, corrupt, and undermine democratic processes and the quality of public services. To address this, interventions only focused on monitoring, advocacy, and legal reform have largely proven insufficient to generate positive change.
At the same time, they witness promising experiences of public sector–civil society collaborations on these challenges in the region. However, the fast-evolving coronavirus crisis brings new corruption risks. These risks relate to the public health crisis and to overall government responses to plan for the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis.
The Foundation is issuing a call for applications for civil society–driven initiatives aiming to:
a) increase transparency, accountability, and public participation processes to strengthen public institutions with a collaborative approach;
b) address and mitigate the corruption risks related to the COVID-19 crisis.
NOTE: The OSIFE will not fund partisan political activities (i.e., activities that express support for a certain political party or support for political parties or elected officials are not eligible). Political party–affiliated associations are likewise NOT eligible to apply.
Applicants may submit up to two proposals per organization with a budget of up to a maximum of $40,000 per proposal, using the proposal and budget templates available on our website.
The duration of a grant can range between 8 and 15 months.
The project start date needs to be between 20 September and 1 February 2021.
Utilize This Offer
The OSIFE invites applications from registered civil society and/or nonprofit organizations (or consortia of organizations) with a background in anticorruption and/or good governance fields as well as working at local and/or national levels in one of the following countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
The deadline for submitting applications is 30 June 2020 (midnight, CET).
For more information, please visit https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/working-together-to-improv...