Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Sweden
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 30.06.2021

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 340.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 10.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Education

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia


1) Objective

BCSDN announces an Open Call for Proposals for Ad-Hoc Support Grants. The funding for this call is made available with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), provided with the Project “Protecting Civic Space – Regional Civil Society Development Hub”. Ad-hoc support is an instrument established to provide rapid funding for a CSO’s immediate need or for innovation to promote civic space ONLY when there is insufficient time to operate through the standard grant award procedure. All grants awarded under this call for proposals should contribute to strengthened regional cooperation for promoting civic space in the Western Balkan region.

The funding may be used for two types of activities:

  • For the organization of experts’ missions to provide support to an organization from the WB region that requested peer advice and exchange of experience on a specific civic space topic;
  • For the organization of regional gatherings of CSOs, civil society actors, and their constituencies to interact and share their problems and solutions (ideas), learn together and establish consensus on their needs and the priorities.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants may be all types of individual CSOs and/ or networks of CSOs, platforms, associations, foundations, as long as these are non-governmental and not for profit, and are registered in at least one of the countries of the Western Balkan region- Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Republic of North Macedonia. The networks of CSOs should have member organizations in more than 2 countries in the region, to be eligible for applications.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Republic of North Macedonia.

4) Budget

The maximum funds available for this instrument – Ad-Hoc Support Grants is €340,000. It has been foreseen that these funds will be disbursed for at least 14 expert missions and at least 14 regional events. The maximum grant limit for an individual grant is €10,000.

5) Application

This call is open from the date of publication onwards until all funds are fully disbursed, but not later than 30 June 2021. Applications can be submitted at any time by this date. The approval of the applications will be done continuously until all available funds are disbursed.

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