• 17 February 2021
  • 17 February 2021
Application process exclusively through the online platform https://finantaripublice.fdsc.ro/
  • Medium grants

between 50,001 and 75,000 Euro

  • Large grants

between 75,001 and 150,000 Euro

  • Strategic grants

between 75,001 and 150,000 Euro

  • 20 April 2021; 16:00
(Romanian time)

2,100,000 Euro for Medium and Large grants

900,000 Euro for Strategic grants

The objective of this Call is enhance citizens’ involvement in watchdog, monitoring and advocacy activities at local and/or central level.

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 in Romania, „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 100% of the total eligible costs of the project.


  • Medium and Large grants

There are supported measures to enhance citizens’ involvement in NGOs’ watchdog, monitoring and advocacy activities.

Projects empowering citizens to become more active and responsible in influencing policies, in supporting the rule of law principles, acting against and reporting the infringement of civic rights, in identifying and reporting corruption, identifying and reacting to fake news, in respecting freedom of expression , or in tackling climate change are also supported.

There are strongly encouraged partnerships between NGOs active in the same or in other complementary fields of activity, active at local 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.

  • Strategic grants

Networks/coalitions/platforms are supported to implement long terms strategies in relevant fields of activities.

The supported projects should mandatory include results in two directions:

  • Systemic changes/preserving the status quo in relevant fields of activity - pursue the advocacy/ monitoring role at regional or national level, be involved in the elaboration of public policy, in monitoring public institutions, in developing dialogue and ongoing relationships with authorities and relevant stakeholders
  • Capacity building - strengthen organizational effectiveness (internal capacity) to better serve the interests of their constituencies, members and public.

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).