IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Call for Grant Applications: Civil Society Monitoring of Public Service Delivery and Public Accountability
Grants are available for civil society organisations monitoring the effectiveness of government allocation and public service delivery. The grants are supported by Partners in Empowerment, an EU-funded project led by PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society). The project focuses on 5 EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine). Capacity mentoring will be offered to grantees by experienced CSOs, as well as webinars on capacity development and monitoring methodologies.
Deadline for applications: 20 September 2015
Total budget available in this call: EUR 300,000
Budget per project: minimum EUR 10,000 up to a maximum of EUR 30,000
Country coverage: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine
Project implementation period: November 2015-July 2016
Language of applications: Applications can be submitted in English or in Russian
Eligible organisations: not-for-profit, civil society organisations, with particular emphasis on local CSOs (non-registered organisations will also be eligible depending on the current legal framework enabling registration of independent CSOs).
Eligible activities: Actions by CSOs that monitor effectiveness of allocation of public resources in terms of budget allocations, public service delivery and policy outcomes. Initiatives should include strong grassroots engagement and public outreach to enhance public accountability.
The core focus of activities should cover one or more of the following:
Mentoring and institutional twinning:
Shortlisted applicants will be guided in further development of their proposal with experts in organisational development, including in:
The project partners are:
PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society)
Partnership for Transparency Fund e.V.
Transparency International Anti-Corruption Centre, Armenia
Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Azerbaijan
Office for a Democratic Belarus
Transparency International Moldova
Transparency International Ukraine
For further information, go to the PASOS website.