Starting June 3, 2021, it was published the Corrigendum no. 3 for the Call #1, modifying the application deadline for the 3rd evaluation session of small grants into 9th of September 2021. All the other information from the Guidelines for applicants and its annexes remain unchanged.

Starting with 25 January 2021, it was published the Corrigendum no. 2 for the Call #1, amending the Annex 1_Application form_Template for Small Grants, section “Information about Applicant and Partner(s)”, subsection “Information about the Applicant”. The modifications apply to the small grant applications that will be validated after 20 January 2021. The revised Annex 1_Application form_Template for Small Grants for Call #1 has also been published.

The changes do not apply to small grants applications validated until 25 January 2021 (including).

Starting 4th of June 2020, a modification to the current Call #1 was made (Corrigendum no.1) in order to increase the project grant rate up to 100% of the total eligible costs of the project..

  • 19 December 2019
  • 9 January 2020

Application process exclusively through the online platform www.finantaripublice.fdsc.ro

  • Small grants

between 5,000 and 50,000 Euro

  • RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS

between 5,000 and 15,000  Euro

Ongoing application process with three evaluation sessions and three application deadlines for each of the evaluation sessions:

  • 11 March 2020; 16:00 (Romanian time)
    for 1st evaluation session
  • 11 November 2020; 16:00 (Romanian time)
    for 2nd evaluation session
  • 9 September 2021; 16:00 (Romanian time)
    for 3rd evaluation session

The application process for small grants has ended.

Ongoing application and evaluation of projects once they are received:

  • 27 April 2023; 16:00 (Romanian time)

1,400,000 Euro

100,000 Euro

500,000 Euro for environment and climate change

In the attention of the Applicants to Call #1 - Clarifications regarding the Annex 2a - Project budget, Correlations+Limitations worksheet 

In case the total value of the budget (grant + co-financing) exceeds the maximum amount allowed for the selected type of grant, please DO NOT take into account the message The maximum amount allowed for the selected type of grant you want to apply is exceeded, if all other messages are“OK”, in the Correlations+Limitations worksheet.

The objective of this Call is to stimulate civic engagement in underserved areas and for underserved target groups.

The Call is launched under the Programme Outcome 1 - Strengthened democratic culture and civic awareness and covers two areas of support of the Active Citizens Fund Romania, respectively „Democracy, active citizenship, good governance and transparency” and „Environment and climate change”.

Eligible applicants are exclusively legally established Romanian non-governmental and non-profit organizations (NGOs).

Project grant rate can be up to 90% of the total eligible costs of the project.

According to Corrigendum no. 1, starting 4th of June 2020, the project grant rate can be up to 100% of the total eligible costs of the project.

Therefore, starting 4th of June 2020, when filling in the budget (Annex 2a), please DO NOT take into account the messages“The maximum allowed for grant is exceeded. Please diminish the grant requested”, ”The minimum requested for co-financing is not respected. Please increase the co-financing” and ”The maximum allowed for in-kind contribution is exceeded. Please correct” which will appear in the Correlations+Limitations worksheet.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

  • Small grants

Small NGOs are supported to enhance civic engagement in underserved areas and for underserved target groups.

There are strongly encouraged partnerships between small NGOs and more experienced NGOs that are already active at grassroots level, as well as with other stakeholders.

Protection of the environment and climate change shall be supported only as part of measures to promote civic participation, advocacy, social innovation and active citizenship.

  • RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS

Related to one of the two areas covered by the Call, there are supported initiatives that best respond to an emerging situation (threat or opportunity) closely related to the public agenda and/or affecting the NGO sector and that requires immediate action.

The essential requirement is to demonstrate the need for rapid reaction in order to solve/counteract the identified situation.

Not restricted to small NGOs; not restricted to underserved areas.

It is indispensable to read the Guidelines for Applicants which contains specific information for the preparation of applications and the rules for this Call (including eligibility of applicants, partners, projects).