19 Organizations Receive Grants from BGF’s and INDEP‘s EU - Funded Grant Scheme

Out of 56 applicants from organization, 19 were selected as beneficiaries of Balkan Green Foundation‘s (BGF) and Institute for Development Policy‘s (INDEP) Medium and Small Grant Scheme, which is funded by the European Union.

Through the project, Empower – Engage – Build Ownership‘, BGF and its partner INDEP, aim to assist organizations to fulfill their role in the democratic environment, to act as independent interlocutors, to monitor public institutions, to increase accountability and transparency in policy development and decision-making processes through areas and subjects of direct importance and concern of communities and civil society groups as issues related to environment, energy and green economic growth.

This grant scheme is designed to Increase citizens’ awareness on sustainable development in Kosovo through supporting activities that promote especially environment, energy and green economic growth by providing 16 applicants with small grants of 5,000 euros or less, and 3 applicants with medium grants of up to 15,000 euros.

The total amount spent on the grant scheme is 123,687.65 euros.

The grantees were selected by a professional jury, which assessed 56 applications. Their decision was based upon the relevance of the proposed actions and activities, creativity, quality of the financial offer, the project team’s potential and previous experience of the applicant. The selected proposals provide a variety of activities including capacity building, educative workshops, awareness campaigns for sustainable development issues, cleaning actions, gardening and planting trees actions, green talks, solar cinema, smart bins and cooperation with municipality in drafting municipal regulations for waste collection, etc. 

All applicants received individual replies about their application, which also included an evaluation form with points and comments from the jury.

Below is the full list of the successful applicants of the Call for Proposals for the Medium and Small Grant Scheme package within the ‚Empower – Engage – Build Ownership’ project.

List of awarded grantees:
http://balkangreenfoundation.org/file/repository/List_of_awarded_grantees.pdf 

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