The Trust for Civil Society in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE Trust) Announces an Open Call for Proposals in
The CEE Trust is inviting interested and qualified non-profit, non-governmental organizations, expert groups and, activists to submit Full proposals for projects that will contribute to achieve the CEE Trust mission.
The aim of the program is to increase participation of citizens and non-governmental organizations in public life and promote the attitude of civic responsibility for the quality of Bulgarian democracy.
We will award grants to non-governmental organizations that engage in the initiatives that concern following issues:
The CEE Trust is going to award up to six grants. Please note that the CEE Trust does not support social service provision, direct income generating activities and endowments.
Who can apply
Our call for proposals is mainly addressed to those nongovernmental organizations that are conducting its activities in the form of a foundation or an association. Other entities and informal groups can be awarded a grant only as an exception (in case the activities they are planning prove to be extremely important for the main goals of our program to be reached, and these activities are not conducted by a foundation or an association).
We expect the potential applicants to:
What might be the duration the amount of the potential grant and what expenses might be covered by the grant
Duration, final amounts of potential grants and expenses that might be covered by the grant are not determined by the CEE Trust. They shall depend on the character and the length of the planned activities. The grant might be awarded to support either a short-term (several months) or a long-term (up to 2 years) project.
The CEE Trust will provide grants up to 100 000 USD. We do not require any additional cash or in kind contribution from the applicants or other donors.
Any reasonable expenses required in order to complete the project might be covered by the funds from our grant (there is no list of “qualified expenses”). We do not require any cash contributions from the applicants.
All grants are paid in advance, usually upon the receipt of a countersigned copy of a grant letter. In case of larger amounts awarded for projects to be implemented within a longer period of time, the funds might be paid in instalments, pursuant to the schedule provided in the grant letter.
What is the grant-making procedure
The grant-making procedure shall be completed within the following scheme:
The applicants file their proposals using the following forms (Project Application Form, Full Proposal Form, Financial Proposal Form). Each organization is allowed to apply with one proposal only. The CEE Trust staff, supported by experts, evaluates the proposals and chooses organizations, that shall be invited to the final talks about their applications.
The following criteria are taken into account, while evaluating the proposals:
The decision on grants to be awarded shall be made by the CEE Trust itself. The decision shall be considered final and no complaints will be accepted. The CEE Trust does not provide specific evaluations to the applicants whose Proposals are rejected.
The CEE Trust reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications and will notify all applicants of the outcome of the assessment.
Proposals and Project Application Form must be submitted electronically (via e-mail only) by but not later than February 29, 2012, 17:00h Bulgarian time, to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The applicants may send their written questions to the same address not later that February 10, 2012.
To see the Application Guidelines click here. The applications MUST be submitted in English.