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We have now completed the process of assessment of applications submitted in thesecond call for thematic projects. From 332 projects approved for the detailed project submission stage, 217 have been awarded the following number of grants, divided into thematic outcomes:
We have now completed the process of assessment of applications submitted in the call for sectoral projects. From 65 projects approved for the detailed project submission stage, the Programme Committee decided to award grants to 6 projects. The total amount of subsidies granted is over EUR 800 000.
Do you want to apply for funding for monitoring and advocacy activities under the Active Citizens – National Fund programme and are looking for inspiration/new trends and/or foreign partners? We have 2 meetings for you with Norwegian, Slovenian and Romanian civil society organisations who are very experienced in monitoring the conditions of the civil sector in their countries and on advocacy activities to improve them.
Funding of between EUR 25 000 and 125 000 is available to social organisations that conduct monitoring and advocacy activities. Applications must be submitted by midday on 15 March 2021. The call is being run by the Academy of Civic Organizations Foundation
All those who did not manage to submit an application in our calls for projects or were not awarded a grant are welcome to take a look our sister programme, Active Citizens Fund – Regional Programme. The conference launching the programme will be held on 5 February. Sign up today!
1588 project outlines were submitted in the second call for thematic projects, which is 271 more than in the first call! Most of the applications, of which there were 810, were submitted for activities for civic participation in public life and social activities, 206 were submitted for defending human rights and promoting equality, and 572 were submitted for empowerment of vulnerable groups. The deadline for submitting applications was 11 January 2021.
We have now completed the process of assessment of applications submitted in the call for sectoral projects. We received 60 detailed projects, and 32 Applicants will receive Programme Committee decisions. There is one application on the reserve list. The total grants awarded will come to almost EUR 4.2 m, to go towards activities supporting the civic sector in Poland.
Watch the recordings and presentations on webinars on the second call for thematic projects. Here you can find out everything about the particular areas for which funding is available and about bilateral cooperation. Polish sign language versions of all of the recordings and presentations are provided.
Are you looking for a foreign partner for a project? Do you want to get to know Donor State organisations, and not only? Watch our webinars! We recommend in particular the film on the meeting about women’s rights in Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Czechia – Polish subtitles are provided.
Do you need a foreign partner for your project? Don’t you know how and where to find it and start cooperation? Would you like to learn more about the inspiring experience of organisations and institutions from Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)? Are you looking for answers to the question of what we can learn from each other? We have a series of inspiring online meetings with foreign organisations for you! Do not miss them and register today!
The second call for thematic projects is underway! Foundations, associations, social cooperatives, rural housewife circles, and other organisations can apply for co-financing. Grants will be awarded for activities in three areas, which are active citizenship, human rights and equal treatment, and empowerment of vulnerable groups. We await project outlines until 11 of January 2021. The amount designated for grants for the second call is almost 10,5 million of EUR.
Out of 388 project outlines assessed in terms of content, 60 applications, awarded a minimum score of 13 points, were accepted for stage II. The total amount of grants sought in these applications was 154% of the amount envisaged for allocation for sectoral projects.
Before drawing up a detailed project proposal for the call for thematic projects, we recommend viewing the webinars and using the tools, which cover subjects such as finances, promotion, communication, and how to fill in the application in the system. All of the videos are provided with a translation into Polish sign language.
We have provided an instructional video (provided with a translation into Polish sign language) and a manual to guide you step by step through the Online Application System, and explain how to submit a detailed project application in a call for thematic projects.
Out of 1308 project outlines found eligible for content-related assessment, 385 were accepted for stage II. In accordance with the rules of the call for projects, the projects awarded the highest scores, with a combined budget of 150% of the value of the allocated funds, were accepted for the detailed project stage.
Due to the effect the COVID-19 epidemic is having on the activities of social organizations, the FMO in Brussels has agreed to lift the required contribution obligation for thematic and sectoral projects financed in the Programme. The envisaged activities can be financed 100% using the grant awarded in the Programme.
The call for sectoral project proposals is underway. We await project outlines between 6 May and 30 June. Grants will be awarded for projects to support the civic sector, such as infrastructure funding (training, awareness-raising, consultancy), measures to increase public awareness about what organizations do, or for instance monitoring laws that affect their activities.
In a reference to the upcoming call for proposals for civic society sectoral projects as a part of the Active Citizens Fund – National we would like to invite you to the matchmaking online meeting which will be held on 23rd April 2020 (from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m CET) at the online platform.
The call for thematic projects is underway. We await project outlines between 10 February and 15 April. Foundations, associations, social cooperatives, rural housewife circles, and other organisations can apply for co-financing. Grants will be awarded for activities in three areas, which are active citizenship, human rights and equal treatment, and empowerment of vulnerable groups.
What can civil society organizations from Poland learn from entities from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway? What can be interesting in cooperation with Polish organizations for Donor-States? Where is it best to look for project partners? What to remember before starting cooperation with them? We discussed all these issues at the webinar devoted to bilateral cooperation, which took place on 28th February.
We are looking for experts to evaluate applications relating to thematic projects (areas for which funding is available, 1 – 3). Recruitment will last until 10 February 2020 and applications can only be submitted using the online recruitment system.
A new grant programme was launched on 8 January in Warsaw at a conference attended by representatives of the Polish Foreign Ministry and the Norwegian Embassy, and social organisations from Poland and donor states. The aim of the programme is to strengthen and develop the civic society and active citizenship, and empower vulnerable groups.
Representatives of social organisations are invited to attend the conference launching the Active Citizens Fund – National programme, which will be held in Warsaw on 8 January 2020 at the “Dreamers and Craftsmen” House of Social Innovation, ul. Bracka 25, and on 9 January 2020 – in the Jerzy Turowicz conference room at the offices of the Stefan Batory Foundation, ul. Sapieżyńska 10a.
Consultations are currently being held on the form that the Active Citizens Fund – National programme will take in Poland. This is an appropriate time to recall the activities that organisations from across Poland have performed, and activities they have performed under the Citizens for Democracy programme.
[Active Citizens Fund consultations – have your say!]
The Stefan Batory Foundation, the “Shipyard” Centre for Social Innovation and Research, and the Academy of Civic Organizations Foundation have begun consultations on the Active Citizens Fund-National programme for CSOs financed using EEA funds.
In November 2018, a consortium of three organisations, the Stefan Batory Foundation, the “Shipyard” Centre for Social Innovation and Research, and the Academy of Civic Organizations Foundation, was selected to operate a programme for social organisations, the Active Citizens Fund – National programme, financed using funds from the EEA Financial Mechanism (known as the EEA Fund).