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Call for Project Proposals: Support to ‘Western Balkans 6’ for Strengthening Media Freedom and Fighting Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 1, 2020 from Brazil
Expires on October 14, 2021

This sub-granting scheme of the Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) is being realized with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Norwegian  Embassy in Belgrade.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Civil society organizations  registered in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia are eligible to apply for funding;
2. Activities must take place on the territory of one or more countries eligible under this Call;
3. Projects with cross-border activities among these countries are also eligible;
4. Partnerships:  Organizations may apply individually or in partnership with other civil society organizations (CSO) eligible under this call for proposals.

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The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to contribute to reforms processes underpinned by EU integration by supporting  civil society actors in the ‘Western Balkans 6’ countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo,  Montenegro, North  Macedonia, and Serbia.

Support is given to two priority areas:
a) Media Freedom;
b) Fight against domestic and gender-based violence.

The minimum amount of funding per project proposals is 21,700 EUR  (25,000 USD).
The maximum amount of funding per project proposals is 180,000 EUR (207,000 USD).

Project duration: 6 months minimum, 18 months maximum, depending on the date of receipt of the application.

Project proposals will be assessed continuously until October 15, 2021. Proposals received after this date will not be taken into consideration.

The end date for project implementation is set to May 15, 2022.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 01
Oct 01

fFriendly 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
Oct 02
Oct 02

Thanks, Ana.