1. Increased citizen participation in civic activities
2. Strengthened civil society advocacy and watchdog role
3. Vulnerable groups empowered
4. Increased support for civic education and media literacy
5. Increased capacity and sustainability of civil society sector and individual civil society organisations
The aim of strategic grants is to focus on acceptance and enforcement of systemic changes especially in topics like role of the civil society organizations, civic activities in watchdog, privatization/politicisation of public posts, political interference into independent public agenda, measures on social inclusion of vulnerable groups and application of their rights, mitigation of poverty and social exclusion on the central level, promotion of gender equality, higher civic participation and awareness of the active citizen role, strengthening of the tools for information verification and detecting misinformation, increased media literacy, and enforcement of law on the Paris Agreement, etc.
Mid-sized grants are suitable for support and stabilization of large and smaller non-profit organizations. Projects with potential for sustainability and further dissemination of good practice will be supported.
Action grants enable organizations to react to actual challenges. Local projects, networking in the region, informal initiatives (grass-root) will be supported
Matching grants support projects amounting to 50% of funding, providing an additional 50% (a crowdfunding campaign carried out by grant participants in cooperation with a grant intermediary). Part of the grant support is education in methods of communication and crowdfunding.
Change the system: First call for proposals on strategic grants in Active Citizens Fund programme
The Open Society Fund Prague and Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation on behalf of a consortium of the Active Citizens Fund announces a call for proposals on strategic grants which will provide financial support for civil society activities and strengthening its role in the process of sustainable systemic change. Grants will contribute to the long term efficient cooperation among civil society organizations with the focus on positive change in multiple areas. In this call, projects with outcomes Strengthened civil society advocacy and watchdog role, Vulnerable groups empowered and Increased support for civic education and media literacy will be supported.
The deadline for the application submission is November 4, 2019 at noon (12:00 pm).