Advocating for social inclusion of vulnerable groups

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The objective of this Call is to advocate at local/ national level for social justice and inclusion of vulnerable groups and empower vulnerable groups. The Call is launched under the Programme Outcome 3 – Vulnerable groups are empowered and covers one area of support of the Active Citizens Fund in Romania, „Social justice and inclusion of vulnerable groups”. Eligible projects support NGOs to tackle the causes of exclusion and injustice for specific vulnerable groups and increase their inclusion. Interventions should lead to sustainable changes, such as new/improved policies/legislation, implementation of existing policies/legislation, positive changes in the general public attitudes/practices, etc.

There are supported NGOs to:

  • advocate for social justice and inclusion of vulnerable groups,
  • activate and empower vulnerable groups,
  • have a strong participatory approach,
  • have a multi-stakeholder approach,
  • make good use of the existing local resources in the targeted community to enhance social inclusion of vulnerable groups,
  • increase access of vulnerable groups to education, medical services, housing, employment, social services, etc., as well as to
  • increase the quality of the services,
  • to develop integrated/ new models of services meant to address the needs of vulnerable groups.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants are exclusively legally established Romanian non-governmental and non-profit organizations (NGOs).

3) Location

Actions must take place in Romania.

4) Budget

There are two different grant types available: Medium Grants are between €50,001 and €75,000; Large Grants are between  €75,001 and €150,000. The total available funding amount is €2,400,000. Project grant rate can be up to 100% of the total eligible costs of the project.

5) Application

The application deadline is 20 April 2021. All application templates and guidelines can be downloaded from the given website.