Technical Assistance for
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WWF - World Wide Fund For Nature

Program name

CO-SEED Grant Program - Civil Society Capacity Building and Advocacy

General goals

Mission: To stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: •conserving the world’s biological diversity•ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable•promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. WWF’S guiding principles: To guide WWF in its task of achieving the mission, the following principles have been adopted. WWF will: •be global, independent, multicultural and non party political,•use the best available scientific information to address issues and critically evaluate all its endeavours,•seek dialogue and avoid unnecessary confrontation,•build concrete conservation solutions through a combination of field based projects, policy initiatives, capacity building and education work,•involve local communities and indigenous peoples in the planning and execution of its field programmes, respecting their cultural as well as economic needs,•strive to build partnerships with other organizations, governments, business and local communities to enhance WWF’s effectiveness,•run its operations in a cost effective manner and apply donors’ funds according to the highest standards of accountability.

Areas of support

The global objective of the program is to stimulate an enabling legal and financial environment for civil society and pluralistic media, as well as to empower civil society and media organizations to be effective and accountable independent actors, and to improve their capacity to dialogue with governments influencing policy and decision making processes and holding them accountable for their performance towards citizens and society at large. The specific objective is that by end of the program civil society organizations in the five countries are engaged as equal stakeholders with public authorities and professional companies in their national processes of legislative revisions and decision making on EIAs and SEAs through inter alia increased media attention.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Eligible organizations may be any of the following civil society organizations: •rights-based organizations,•community-based organizations,•non-governmental organizations,•civil initiatives active in environment and nature, or participatory governance/democratization

  • Eligible countries:
    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
  • Size of grant:

    Please see the web site for more information.

  • Application deadline:

    Last call was opened until end of August, new call is expected in 2017.

XminusY

Program name

Grassroots Actions

General goals

XminusY Solidarity Fund was founded in 1968 and is a private fund that supports social movements worldwide.The fund grew out of a broad social movement that is committed to a fair distribution of wealth worldwide. It started at the ‘Square Group “who turned against the decision of the Cabinet Drees (1954) to reduce the load and to increase consumption.This group wanted the tax failed and demanded that the government would spend tax money on a fair global distribution of wealth “(..) it is not allowed to proceed to prosperity increase until an equitable contribution has been made to lift the deep poverty which finds the majority of mankind. “

Areas of support

XminusY supports social movements, action groups and changemakers who are fighting for a fair, democratic, sustainable and tolerant world. Projects that are supported by XminusY can take place on a broad variety of topics. But more important than the topic, is that the people involved take action themselves to change their own society. Actions supported by XminusY are demonstrations, occupations, direct-action and other creative forms to change the world. Below you can find the criteria for support and the kind of costs we fund. Please read them carefully! It would be a waste of your time if you put a lot of effort in your application while it doesn’t matches the criteria at all.

Application procedures

Applications for financial support can be admitted by the form at the link https://www.xminy.nl/english/. Next to that, it’s also possible to send it by mail or encrypted email. An application needs to have background information, concrete data, your planned activities and a detailed budget. The form below guides you through this process in just three easy steps. Completely filled-in applications will speed up the decision-process, but it will take between 1 and 2 months anyway. It’s possible to communicate (in writing) with XminusY in Dutch, English, France, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian and Arabic.

  • Eligability criteria:

    XminusY makes small grants for grassroots actions across a range of thematic areas, including ecology (environment). It supports politically controversial projects that do not easily find financial aid elsewhere. Examples of supported activities include demonstrations, blockades, occupations, direct actions, revolts, revolutions, and other confrontational action.

  • Eligible countries:
    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
  • Size of grant:

    Grants are in a maximum of €3.000.

  • Application deadline:

    Application is possible throughout the year, with various deadlines.

Contact details:

Address: De Wittenstraat 43-45

Zip code: 1052 AL Amsterdam

Phone: +31 20 6279661

Email: info@xminy.nl

Site: https://www.xminy.nl/english/

Youth Commission of Assembly of Sarajevo Canton

General goals

Youth Commission has close cooperation with other Assembly commissions and with Government of Sarajevo Canton.

Areas of support

General objectives of the Youth Commission are to: •consider issues in all areas of social and political life, education, science, culture, sports, health, labor, veterans and disabled persons, social protection, questions of justice and administrative bodies, election issues, the parliamentary system, information protection and improvement of the environment, space, and secondly,•discuss and analyze issues and problems in these areas and points to inform the Parliament,•consider youth initiatives and propose them to the Assembly,•organize seminars for education of young people,•organize traditional celebrations, anniversaries, etc.,•discuss issues related to the security at the highest level of internationally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms,•consider issues of implementation and application of Annex VII of the Peace Agreement, and •cooperate with all institutions of the system in Canton, Federation and BiH, as well as with international organizations.

Application procedures

Please see http://skupstina.ks.gov.ba/novosti/javni-pozivi for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Organizations that support the work of young people in the Sarajevo Canton are eligible to apply.

  • Eligible countries:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Size of grant:

    Within each call are defined activities to be financed, as well as the size of the grant.

  • Application deadline:

    Various, based on calls for proposals.

Contact details:

Address: Skupština Kantona Sarajevo - Komisija za mlade Reisa Džemaludina Čauševića 1

Zip code: 71.000 Sarajevo

Phone: +387 33 562 055

Site: http://skupstina.ks.gov.ba

Western Black Sea Development Agency

General goals

Agency is engaged in planning, preparation of programs and regional planning, implementation, coordination and monitoring to improve the efficiency for the creation of successful programs in Western Black Sea region.

Areas of support

Types of financial assistance implemented by the agency include: •direct financing support,•interest rate support, and•interest-free loan support.

Application procedures

Please see http://www.bakka.gov.tr/site/sayfa/31/destekler/ for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Please see the web site for more information.

  • Eligible countries:
    Turkey.
  • Size of grant:

    Various, based on calls for proposals.

  • Application deadline:

    Various, based on calls for proposals.

Contact details:

Address: Güney Mah Zonguldak Yolu Cad No 36

Zip code: 67600 Kozlu/ZONGULDAK

Phone: +90 372 257 74 70

Fax: +90 372 257 74 72

Email: bilgi@bakka.gov.tr

Site: http://www.bakka.gov.tr/

Vojvođanska banka

General goals

The National Bank of Greece was established in 1841 and became the first bank in the modern Greek state, with a decisive contribution to the financial life during these 174 years of history. Nowadays, it leads one ofthe largest and strongest financial groups in Greece, with a strong presence in Southeast Europe and Eastern Mediterranean. The NBG Group is the first Greek financial institution to successfully list its shares on the NYSE in 1999. NBG group offers a wide range of financial products and services that meet the ever changing needs of businesses and individuals such as deposits, business investment, finance, brokerage, insurance, leasing and factoring. The Group operates in 11 countries and controls, apart from NBG, 9 banks and 53 companies providing financial and other services, with a workforce of 20,052employees. It has highly attractive international presence thus serving a market of over 100 million residents: Greece, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, FYROM, Malta, UK, Cyprus, Egypt, South Africa and Australia. It has a wide distribution network of products and services abroad (541 units) and a domestic network of 525 branches and 1,455 ATMs (data as of 30.06.2016). In Serbia the National Bank of Greece is present from January 2002, when the first branch was opened in Belgrade, while from 2006 following the acquisition of Vojvodjanska Banka the NBG strongly expands its operations at Serbian market. In 2007 NBG Leasing started operating in Serbia as well by providing scope of services of financial leasing to legal entities and individuals. The vision of NBG Group is to maintain its position in Greece and its dynamic presence in Southeast Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, operating with commitment, consistency and transparency for the benefit of the customer, the shareholder, the employee and, last but not least, with responsibility towards society.

Areas of support

By establishing high standards of corporate social responsibility, Vojvodjanska Bank aspires to “responsibly” maintain and promote universal humane values as well as social, intellectual and cultural values of the community within which it operates. Vojvodjanska Bank, as a member of NBG Group, has developed a corporate culture that reflects the Bank’s desire to function responsibly in all the sectors that contribute to sustainable growth, including the market, shareholders, workers, the community at large and the environment. One of the founding values and guiding principles of NBG throughout its history has been its contribution to the progress and prosperity of every society, in every country where NBG has appearance. Vojvodjanska Bank, as a member of NBG Group, definesbasic valuesin a manner in which defined them Group NBG. The Bank and the Group, sensitive to issues of corporate social responsibility, particularly with respect to vulnerable social groups, provide assistance to help address social problems and support for humanitarian initiatives as well as for the work of a number of highly regarded social welfare institutions and organizations.

Application procedures

Please see https://goo.gl/kuyB0I for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Please see the web site for more information.

  • Eligible countries:
    Serbia.
  • Size of grant:

    Various, based on individual applications.

  • Application deadline:

    Application is possible throughout the year.

Contact details:

Address: Vojvodjanska banka a.d. Novi Sad Corporate Social Responsibility Department Head

Zip code: 21.000 Novi Sad

Email: csr@voban.groupnbg.com

Site: https://www.voban.co.rs/en