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Local Advocacy Grants


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The Swiss Government project ‘For an Active Civil Society Together – ACT’ has launched a Call for Proposals for Local Advocacy Grants.

Under this call for proposals, the ACT project supports local initiatives, advocates better public services and successful networking, and strives to ensure a continued development of the culture of civic and political dialogue. ACT envisages two calls for proposals for the award of Local Advocacy Grants (LAG).

Local Advocacy Grants will help empower civil society to participate in the decision-making and policymaking processes more efficiently and more actively through advocacy, and to mobilise the support of citizens and represent their interests in the decision-making processes, particularly at the local level.

The awarded CSOs will also become the beneficiaries of a specially designed and tailored programme that will help them build capacity and upgrade the know-how in the areas such as citizen mobilisation/participation and advocacy. Capacity building will include group training and individual mentoring aimed at facilitating and enhancing the organisational development of the CSOs, enabling them to better connect with their constituencies and expand their social influence concerning relevant issues in their local communities.

Under this Call for Proposals, the ACT project plans to support up to 8 civil society organisations with the maximum grant amount of RSD 1,400,000.00 per project.

CSOs active in the following key areas may apply for the grant:

  • citizen participation and mobilisation,
  • monitoring the implementation of laws and policies,
  • gender equality and related issues,
  • social inclusion and marginalised groups,
  • decentralisation,
  • human and civil rights,
  • environmental protection,
  • good governance.

Civil society organisations must be based in Serbia and registered under the Associations Act or the Endowments and Foundations Act.

CSOs applying for the grant must foster the values of democracy, human rights, transparency, inclusion, gender equality, non-violence, openness and accessibility in their activities.

Furthermore, applicants may be the CSOs whose working principles include direct work with citizens and citizen participation, strategic planning, human rights, motivated and dedicated management, development at the local level, focus on results and sustainability.

The participation criteria and other information regarding applying for the grant are detailed in the Call for Project Proposals for Local Advocacy Grants – Guidelines for Applicants, included in the attached application package.

In the interest of practicality and simplicity, project proposals are to be submitted online only.

Please submit your project proposal for LAG on act.civicatalyst.org.

You can find the answers to frequently asked questions concerning the submission of project proposals for LAG in the Guidelines included in the attached application package and on the above website.

PLEASE NOTE that the pages in English are for information only, as grants are provided only for CSOs registered in Serbia, so full documentation can only be found on the Serbian pages of this website.

Project proposals must be submitted by 4:59 pm on 20 July 2020.

Given the current situation, the Info Session on the Call for Proposals for Local Advocacy Grants was held online on 29 June 2020, with the aim of introducing the participants to the ACT project and the LAG call. The Info Session included a live Q&A session with the ACT team.

The presentation from the Info Session can be downloaded here.

Check out the video of the live-streamed Info Session.

 

Should you need any further clarifications regarding the Call for Proposals for Local Advocacy Grants and the application procedure, please write to info@act.org.rs no later than 4 pm on Friday, 10 July. Please make sure that your Subject line reads: Call for Project Proposals for Local Advocacy Grants. ACT team will answer all your queries by 4:00 pm on 17 July 2020 in Frequently Asked Questions, which will be updated every Friday on ACT website.

For the questions concerning the technical aspects of online applications, please write to support@civicatalyst.org

Awarded Local Advocacy Grants:

Rank CSO Average Score Seat of CSO
1 Užički centar za ljudska prava i demokratiju 79.25 Užice
2 Centar za razvoj građanskog društva PROTECTA 71.50 Niš – Medijana
3 UG Roditelj 70.25 Beograd-Zemun
4 Komšije sa Dorćola 67.75 Beograd-Stari Grad
5 Evropski pokret u Srbiji Kraljevo 66.75 Kraljevo
6 Centar za razvoj demokratskog društva Europolis 66.50 Novi Sad – grad
7 Prostor 61.75 Beograd-Stari Grad
8 Udruženje Tim 42 57.50 Leskovac

List of CSO Advancing to the Third Round:

Rank CSO Average Score  Seat of CSO
1 Užički centar za ljudska prava i demokratiju 79.25 Užice
2 Centar za razvoj građanskog društva PROTECTA 71.50 Niš – Medijana
3 UG Roditelj 70.25 Beograd-Zemun
4 Komšije sa Dorćola 67.75 Beograd-Stari Grad
5 Evropski pokret u Srbiji Kraljevo 66.75 Kraljevo
6 Centar za razvoj demokratskog društva Europolis 66.50 Novi Sad – grad
7 Prostor 61.75 Beograd-Stari Grad
8 Vojvođanski centar za ljudska prava 58.25 Novi Sad – grad
9 Udruženje Tim 42 57.50 Leskovac
10 UG Luznicke rukotvorine 57.00 Babušnica
11 Ekološki pokret “Okvir života” 56.25 Mionica
12 Udruženje građana Vega 56.25 Babušnica
13 Alternativa Bor 53.50 Bor

List of CSO Advancing to the Second Round:

Rank CSO Average Score Seat of CSO
1 Užički centar za ljudska prava i demokratiju 74.5 Užice
2 Siguran život 71.5 Opovo
3 UG Roditelj 71.5 Beograd-Zemun
4 Komšije sa Dorćola 67.5 Beograd-Stari Grad
5 Centar za razvoj demokratskog društva Europolis 63 Novi Sad – grad
6 Evropski pokret u Srbiji Kraljevo 62.5 Kraljevo
7 Centar za razvoj građanskog društva PROTECTA 62 Niš – Medijana
8 UG Tim 42 56 Leskovac
9 Centar za biopolitičku edukaciju 56 Beograd-Zvezdara
10 Prostor 55.5 Beograd-Stari Grad
11 UG Vega 54.5 Babušnica
12 Alternativa Bor 54 Bor
13 Vojvođanski centar za ljudska prava 53.5 Novi Sad – grad
14 Udruženje za lokalni razvoj Kamenica 53.5 Niš – Pantelej
15 UG Etno Rasina 53 Kruševac
16 Ekološki pokret “Okvir života” 51.5 Mionica
17 UG Lužničke rukotvorine 51 Babušnica
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