Starting September 22, 2022, it was published the Corrigendum no. 4 for the Call #6, modifying the application deadline for rapid response grants into 22nd of November 2022. It also changes the total allocation of the Programme into 48,000,000 Euro and the total allocation available for open calls under Outcome 3 into 15,058,000 Euro.

Starting June 3, 2021, it was published the Corrigendum no. 3 for the Call #6, 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 #6,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 #6 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 6 was made (Corrigendum no.1) in order to:

(1) add to the types of grants the Rapid response grants and

(2) 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

  • Small grants

between 5,000 and 50,000 Euro


between 5,000 and 15,000

  • Ongoing application process with three evaluation sessions and three application deadline 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:

22 November 2022; 16:00
(Romanian time)

500,000 Euro for Roma empowerment and inclusion

In the attention of the Applicants to Call #6 - 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 empower vulnerable groups from underserved areas, including interethnic communities and contribute to their social inclusion.  

The Call is launched under the Programme Outcome 3 - Vulnerable groups are empowered and covers one area of support of the Active Citizens Fund in Romania, respectively „Social justice and inclusion of vulnerable groups”.

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

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.

  • Small grants

Small NGOs are encouraged to tackle the causes of exclusion and injustice within the communities from underserved areas where they are acting, increasing inclusion of vulnerable groups.

There are encouraged initiatives to mobilize vulnerable groups in underserved areas to participate in assessing their needs, proposing solutions, communicating with local authorities and participate in implementation of the solutions. There are also supported initiatives to advocate at local level for social justice and inclusion of vulnerable groups.

There are strongly encouraged partnerships with other NGOs active in the same or in complementary fields of activity as well as with other stakeholders. These NGOs could be more experienced NGOs and/or NGOs that are already active at grassroots level.


There are supported initiatives, in the area covered by the Call, that best respond to an emerging situation or threat directly affecting vulnerable groups and that requires immediate action..

The projects will contribute to facilitate access to and provision of education, social and medical services and employment for vulnerable groups that are disproportionally affected by the identified situation.

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

Under this type of grant, new emerging vulnerable groups could be considered (such as personnel of NGOs working directly with the public, social workers, community mediators etc.).

The local partnerships with public institutions, authorities, companies, other NGOs are encouraged for having the most efficient response possible to the identified needs determined by the crisis.

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).