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Serbia: Media Small Grants Competition 2021

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 26, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 19, 2021
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The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to provide program support for Media Small Grants Program.

The purpose of the Media Small Grants Program is to fund individual projects that:
• strengthen the media literacy and critical thinking skills of students, news consumers, and other citizens of Serbia;
• ensure the free flow of accurate information; support people’s efforts to tell stories of greatest interest to them;
• support the strengthening of the Serbian press; and educate community members about the importance of a free press in a democratic society like Serbia’s.

At the same time, they are also trying to strengthen the institutional capacity of the sub-grantee to manage and implement projects.

Utilize This Offer

The following not-for-profit entities, from Serbia or the U.S.,are eligible to apply:
1. Journalist or media unions or associations, civil society organizations / non-governmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks.
2. To be eligible for consideration, every Serbia-based applicant organization must be registered in the territory of the Republic of Serbia with the Agencija za privredne registre (APR).

a) Media Freedom and the Role of the Free Press in a Democracy;
b) Strengthening Digital Platforms and Online Media;
c) Expanding Public Debate;
d) Diversity of Views.

Your target audience will be potential sub-grantees who could submit competitive applications in line with the Embassy’s revised application form and accompanying instructions. That could include:
• Not-for-profit organizations, including journalist associations, civil society organizations or non-governmental organizations, think tanks, educational institutions, media outlets, etc.
• Individual citizens, including alumni of U.S. Government (USG) exchange programs, which have a demonstrated capacity or proven track record to carry out the proposed activities.

Length of performance period: Up to 24 months (including the evaluation period).

Award amounts: Up to USD$145,000 for the Cooperative Agreement, with sub-grants (drawn from that total figure) ranging from USD$2,000-USD$15,000.

Closing Date for Applications: April 20, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 26
Mar 26

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order 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 by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Mar 27
Mar 27

Thanks, Ana.