Starting June 3, 2021, it was published the Corrigendum no. 4 for the Call #4, 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. 3 for the Call #4, 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 25 January 2021. The revised Annex 1_Application form_Template for Small Grants for Call #4 has also been published.

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

Starting 10th of December 2020, a modification to the current Call #4 was made (Corrigendum no.2) in order to increase the total allocation for Rapid Response Grants within this Call to 200,000 Euro by decreasing with 100,000 Euro the total allocation for Small Grants within this Call.

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

800,000 Euro

200,000 Euro

  • 250,000 Euro for Gender equality and gender-based violence (GBV) area
  • 250,000 Euro for Combatting the infringement of human rights and discrimination against Roma

In the attention of the Applicants to Call #4 - 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 enhance awareness on human rights/equal treatment, at local level, in underserved areas and/or for underserved target groups.

The Call is launched under the Programme Outcome 2 - CSOs actively defend human rights and promote equal treatment and covers two areas of support of the Active Citizens Fund in Romania, respectively „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 or gender identity” and „Gender equality and gender-based violence”.

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 messagesThe 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 awareness on human rights/equal treatment, at local level, in underserved areas and/or for underserved target groups.

Therefore initiatives aimed to support victims of discrimination and human rights violations, to monitor and advocate for the implementation of policies and legislation at local level are encouraged, as well as projects that contribute to shift perceptions of individuals, communities, authorities to a rights-based approach in all areas of life are encouraged.

Measures to combat the infringement of human rights and discrimination against Roma and interventions related to gender equality and gender-based violence represents a special focus.

There are strongly encouraged partnerships with other NGOs that are more experienced or that are already active at grassroots level, as well as with other public/private entities.

  • 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 human rights 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).