• 19 December 2019
  • 9 January 2020

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

  • Medium grants

50.001 100.000 Euro

  • Large grants

100.001 250.000 Euro

  • Strategic grants

100.001 250.000 Euro

  • 11 March 2020; 16:00

(Romanian time)

4,350,000 Euro
for Medium and Large grants

900,000 Euro
for Strategic grants

  • 250,000 Euro for Gender equality and gender-based violence (GBV) area
  • 750,000 Euro for Combatting the infringement of human rights and discrimination against Roma 

In the attention of the Applicants to Call #5 - 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.
  • In case a strategic grantis selected, please DO NOT take into account the message The maximum grant amount allowed is exceeded. Please correct the budget that appears in the Correlations + Limitations worksheet, in the section "Organizational development costs". The formula from the centralizer takes into consideration a maximum 20% of organizational development costs from the total eligible project costs, which is not valid in the case of strategic grants, according to the Guidelines for Applicants.

The objective of this Call is to support NGOs to enforce their human rights advocacy and monitoring role including in relation to gender equality issues and combatting gender-based violence.

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.


  • Medium and Large grants

There are supported advocacy, monitoring and watchdog initiatives aimed at respecting human rights and equal treatment in implementation of policies and practices.

Projects offering support to the victims of discrimination and human rights violations through direct interventions (services) are also eligible.

There are strongly encouraged partnerships with other public/private entities. 

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.







  • Strategic grants

NGOs which have continuous, coherent and meaningful results in their activity in the human rights area are supported to develop and implement their medium/long-term strategies, thus contributing to raising awareness and actively defending human rights.

The supported projects should mandatory include results in two directions:

  • Systemic changes/preserving the status quo in relevant fields of activity – pursue their activity in the human rights area: raise awareness, advocacy/ monitoring role at local, regional or national level, involvement in public policy elaboration, monitoring public institutions, etc.


  • Capacity building - act towards strengthening their knowledge, communication skills and accountability to the constituencies, as well as to setting up feasible objectives that best fit into their organizational profile and whose accomplishment contribute to the development of the organization.

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).