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Active Citizens Fund public call for small projects

Launched by: ACF Fund Operator – consortium CNVOS, Institute PIP and DRPD Novo mesto
Funds: 450.000 EUR
Deadline: 15. 3. 2021 at noon (Slovenian time)

This Active Citizens Fund Call for institutional support is addressing strategic development of NGOs. Organizations will be able to receive financial support for implementation of their strategic plans, while at the same time building capacity and developing even better programmes with the support of mentors.

Requested contribution of ACF funding: 90.000 EUR

Project maximum funding rate: 100% of eligible expenditure.

Project duration: 36 months.

Call for institutional support of organizations is not intended for co-financing of projects, but rather for co-financing of implementation of organizations’ strategic plans. During the three years of this financial support, organizations will be provided with a wide pallet of support activities by mentors and trainers with the intention to build their capacities and develop their programmes to a level where they will be enabled to raise more and diversify funds and resources for their operation.

Eligible applicants for this call are organizations that:

  • have legal personality for at least 60 months before the day of the deadline for submitting applications (therefore they had to be established before 15 March 2016); and
  • have an average annual turnover between between 100.000 EUR and 500.000 EUR for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 financial years;
  • have implemented or are implementing at least three projects as of 1 January 2017 in one of the following areas of support: a) Democracy, active citizenship, good governance and transparency, or b) Human rights and equal treatment through combating any discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation orgender identity;
  • have a multi-annual organisational workplan and/or strategy

Deadline for submission is 15. 3. 2021 at noon (Slovenian time).

Call documentation is published on the Active Citizens Fund website.

The first questions and answers regarding the public call have already been published.

Two online workshops will be organized to support applicants, the first is intended for a more detailed presentation of the purpose of the tender and tender documentation, and the second for strategic planning.

Link to the first, informative online workshop, 22. January 2021, and link to guidelines for completing the application form (in Slovenian).

More detailed information on the call and documentation is available on the ACF website. AIf you require any further information, please contact Active Citizens Fund operatorGODC is not responsible for the call or  interpretation of the tender documentation.

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