Open Calls

First Call for Fund for Bilateral Relations

The Open Society Fund Prague on behalf of a consortium of the Active Citizens Fund announces a call for proposals on Bilateral grants.

Calls for grant applications in the Fund for Bilateral Relations are open from the date of the announcement to 31 August 2023 (or until allocations for the given years or the overall allocated funding for these projects are used). Supported projects must be completed by 30 April 2024.

Mid-sized grants: New projects, unique approach and empowerment of NGOs

On October 3, 2019, the Open Society Fund Prague and Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation on behalf of a consortium of the Active Citizens Fund announces the first open call for proposals on mid-sized grants in programme outcomes Increased citizen participation in civic activities, Strengthened civil society advocacy and watchdog role, Vulnerable groups empowered, Increased support for civic education and media literacy and Increased capacity and sustainability of the civil society sector and individual CSOs. Mandatory outcome for every project is Increased capacity and sustainability of the civil society sector and individual CSOs.

These mid-sized grants in amount of € 8,000–85,000 will be distributed across all five programme areas of the Active Citizens Fund. Supported projects in this call with duration from 1 to 2,5 years are supposed to result into support of current issues within the programme outcomes.

Project applicants shall be Czech non-governmental organisations registered at least two years prior the submission deadline of the application. The total available indicative budget for awarding grants for mid-sized projects under this call is € 4 657 000.

The deadline for the application submission is December 2, 2019 at noon (12:00 pm).

 

 

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. 

Systemic projects will be supported with the amount of  € 100 – 250 000 and have to last from 3 to 4 years. Project applicants shall be Czech non-governmental organisations registered at least two years prior the submission deadline of the application. The deadline for the application submission is November 4, 2019 at noon (12:00 pm).

Download more documents about the programme.

Eligible Applicant

  • It is a registered legal entity in the Czech Republic defined by the Czech law as: civic association (i.e. legal name in Czech: spo- lek, ústav, obecně prospěšná společnost), foundation and endowment fund (i.e. legal name in Czech: nadace a nadační fond) or organization department of church and religious society (i.e legal name in Czech: účelové zařízení registrované církve a náboženské společnosti) on the condition, that the proposed and funded project activities do not promote a religious doctrine, mission or proselytism related to the beliefs of a particular faith, possibly interest association of legal persons (i.e. legal name in Czech: zájmová sdružení právnických osob) if all members of the association are non-governmental non-profit organizations and individually fulfil the eligibility criteria (see the checklist in the annex of each call for proposals);
  • It is registered legal entities at least two years prior the submission deadline of the application;
  • The focus of organisation shall match programme areas (Active citizenship, Human rights, Social justice, Gender equality, Environment).
  • Applicants must be directly responsible for the implementation of the project for which they are seeking a grant, and must not act merely as an intermediary of project activities.
  • Religious institutions (except the charities), political parties, social partners or profit-distributing cooperatives (including trade- and professional associations, where the aims and purposes of the association is to further the specific interests of its members only) are not considered NGOs.

Eligible Project Partner

  • Public or private entity, commercial, non-commercial or civil society organization established as legal person in the Czech Republic, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland or other beneficiary states of the EEA grants (namely Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia), any international organisation or body or agency;
  • Informal group of at least 3 individuals intended for public interest only. At the same time, it is a voluntary, non-discriminatory group independent of local, regional and central government, public entities, political parties, religious institutions or commercial organisations. An informal group shall be represented by one single person, who signs the project Partnership Agreement on behalf of the group. An informal group cannot be the applicant for the project grant and cannot be direct recipient of the project grant (expenditure related to the involvement of the informal group shall be borne by the project promoter).
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