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Western Balkans Fund: Open for applications

Organisation: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)

Status: Closed

  • Grant

Funding Size: 500,000€

Deadline: 08/07/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    –  be established in one or more of the WBF Contracting Parties(WB6),
    – and be non-profitmaking,
    – and be a legal entity/specific type of organisation from one of the following categories: a civilsociety organization (CSO/NGO), a local or regional public entity, or association of local or regional public entities, a business association such as: association of enterprises, agriculture association,
    chamber of commerce, tourism association, etc, an educational institution such as university/faculty, a school, institute, library, research
    centre, academy of science/music/arts, etc, a media associations such as: organizations working with media, journalism and freedom
    of expression, an institution of culture or sports such as museums, art galleries, theatres, libraries, or
    associations of cultural institutions, sport associations, etc.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Western Balkans Region.
  • Application language: English

The overall objective of the WBF 5th Call for Proposals is to promote participation of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and grassroots organisations, in the Western Balkans, to participate in regional cooperation projects on social, cultural, scientific, and economic topics, including gender equality and disability inclusiveness to enhance good neighborly relations and reconciliation.

From  20 May 2022, the Western Balkans Fund is accepting project applications from all eligible stakeholders from the Western Balkans Region.
We will accept applications until  8 July 2022  Thanks to the support provided by the European Union, which co-funds our Call, the 5th Call for Proposals will be the largest ever in the history of our organisations.
500 000 EUR in grants, up to 15000 EU  per project, will be available for applicants.

As usual, we will be in 12 destinations around the region. 2 per each Contracting Party, to be disclosed next week.

See here to learn more and apply.
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