Bilateral fund

Nadácia otvorenej spoločnosti – Open Society Foundation as the Programme Operator of the Democracy and Human Rights Programme announces a call for grant applications within the Bilateral Fund as of 2 November 2015.

The Bilateral Fund will support grant applications aimed at the following: networking and building partnerships, sharing and transferring knowledge, technology, experience, know-how and good practices between entities in the Slovak Republic and those in the donor countries, as well as international organizations in one of the four areas of Programme support:

  • Democracy, good governance and transparency;
  • Human rights, including minority rights;
  • Gender equality and fight against gender-based violence;
  • Fight against discrimination, racism and xenophia.

Who can apply for grant support of the Bilateral Fund?

Eligible applicants are non-governmental organizations (NGOs) established in Slovakia with a non-commercial purpose, independent of local, regional and central bodies of public administration and government, public entities, political parties and commercial organizations. Religious organizations and political parties are not considered NGOs.

In order to carry out the activity, the applicant must have at least one foreign partner from the donor country (Iceland, Lichtenstein or Norway) or an international organization.[1]

Financial allocation for this call is €76,500.

The minimum amount of grant support for one applicant is €1,000.

The maximum grant support for one applicant is €10,000.

Grant applications from the Bilateral Fund may be submitted on an on-going basis as of 2 November 2015 until no later than 8 January 2016.

The Programme Operator will evaluate the applications on an on-going basis. The evaluation usually takes fifteen working days from the day when the completed application is received. Successful applications will be published on the NOS – OSF website and applicants will be notified about the results in writing.

Projects will be supported until the funds allocated for the Bilateral Fund are used up. If all funds allocated for the Bilateral Fund are used up, this information will immediately be announced on the Programme Operator’s website.

The maximum duration of project activities is until 30 April 2016. Activities and expenditures planned and carried out after this date will be considered ineligible.

Full wording of the call can be found HERE. All details can be found in the Manual for Applicants HERE.

[1] https://www.mzv.sk/sk/zahranicna__politika/prehlad_medzinarodnych_organizacii_a_zoskupeni

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