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Voli

General goals

National retail chain Voli is characterized by top quality services, pleasant shopping in a pleasant environment and a wide selection of quality products at reasonable prices.Customizing the wishes of consumers and continuous communication is daily bringing a large number of customers into the Voli markets, which is also an indication of strong customer loyalty and confirmation that rich assortment, affordable prices and a high level of service can gain and keep the trust of customers.If you want a richer offer, Voli is always the best solution for your big family trade.The company likes combines network market and the strongest distribution in our country. Mission: To be the best supermarket chain in the region that will be the standard and measure of quality and professionalism in all business segments - customers’ first choice, desirable employer, businesses reliable partner and a socially responsible company.The values on which we base our success are uncompromising quality, kindness, trust, innovation and understanding the needs of our customers. Vision: Our vision is to be a synonym for a company that constantly sets higher standards in the field of business, trade and investment, and in the field lived, and which not only introduces new habits and trends, than them and provides and creates.

Areas of support

The company Voli is part of the community, aware of the importance and needs of their own impact onimproving general social conditions, promoting the right values and a clearly definedawareness of social responsibility.In addition to a wide range of donations,very important are its sponsorship activities, primarily when it comes to the promotion of sportswhere the largest funds and efforts are invested in supporting projects of social importanceand impact on young people in terms of developing healthy lifestyles (such as KKBudućnost). Voli is participant and organizer of number of humanitarian activities, continuously supportsorganizations and associations concerned with the protection and assistance to vulnerable socialcategories, provides individual assistance and help the community in situationswhen they require support.

Application procedures

Please see http://volivasvoli.com/drustvena-odgovornost/ for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Please see the web site for more information.

  • Eligible countries:
    Montenegro.
  • Size of grant:

    Various, based on individual support provided.

  • Application deadline:

    There is no specific deadline, applications are possible throughout the year.

Contact details:

Address: Bul. Josipa Broza bb

Phone: +382 20 445 000

Email: info@voli.co.me

Site: http://volivasvoli.com/

Waitt Foundation

Program name

Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program

General goals

Mission: Restoringour oceans to full productivity. Vision: Given the rapid decline of marine resources, the mission of the Waitt Foundation is to protect and restore ocean health. The Foundation funds initiatives globally with a focus on marine protected areas and sustainable fishing policy and practice. We provide grants, technical assistance, strategic advice, and support innovative ocean science. For maximum impact, we partner with unique coalitions of governments, funders, NGO, academics, and businesses.

Areas of support

The Rapid Ocean Conservation(ROC)Grants Program is a project of the Waitt Foundation.ROC Grantsprovide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues. This complements the Waitt Foundation’s existing major grants program and is responsive to conservation opportunities, supports higher-risk ideas at a low financial cost, and engages with small, local NGOs on a global scale.

Application procedures

Please see http://waittfoundation.org/roc-grants/ for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Project must support sustainable fishing and/or MPAs as elaborated in the program focus section. 2.Applicants need not hold advanced degrees, but must demonstrate a commensurate level of experience and expertise with respect to the proposed project. 3.Applicants must have and maintain legitimate affiliation with an academic institution or NGO for the duration of the grant project. 4.ROC grants should constitute the sole or primary source of funding for the proposed project, not serve as complementary funding for larger, more costly projects. 5.Spending of grant funds must commence within 1 month of granting, and be completed within 6 months. 6.Funds cannot be used for event sponsorships (e.g. conferences, workshops).

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

    Proposals for grants up to $10,000 will be reviewed on a monthly rolling basis. Proposals up to $15,000 will be considered, but granted highly infrequently. Project funds will be distributed within 2 weeks of funding decisions, which are made on a monthly rolling basis throughout the year.

  • Application deadline:

    There are no deadlines for submitting an application.

Contact details:

Address: Waitt Foundation P.O. Box 1948

Zip code: La Jolla, CA 92038-1948

Phone: +1 858 551 4437

Site: http://waittfoundation.org/

Wallace Global Fund

General goals

The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. Our strategy is shaped by these key trends: Rise pf global corporatist state: Henry A. Wallace was deeply concerned by what he saw as the rise of a corporatist state that concentrates power in the hands of the few and wieldsuncheckedauthority at the expense of the common good. Corporatocracy, now a global phenomenon, poses a fundamental threat to our political and natural systems. Threats to democracy and rights: Our systems of government must put people before profits. From unfettered campaign contributions and insidious surveillance in the US to coercion and the suppression of dissent in Zimbabwe, democracy is under assault by those who wish to maintain the privileges enjoyed by the few. Ecological collapse: Climate change caused by unprecedented consumption of fossil fuels and the poisoning of the planet by harmful chemicals have pushed the Earth’s natural systems to the point of collapse, with profound consequences for human health and existence. Rather than reverse the disastrous practices at the root of these problems, corrupt governments seek ineffective technological fixes in order to maintain and maximize corporate profits. Power differential and weakened NGOs: Many nongovernmental organizations struggle to achieve impact because of limited resources and dysfunctional governments weakened by powerful economic interests.Real change comes from the power generated by authentic movements of people dedicated to fundamental transformation and represented in decisions that affect their lives. The best NGOs are those that tap into and galvanize such movements, working collaboratively to achieve bold goals.

Areas of support

In order to address these challenges, we embrace the following approaches: Transformative change: We advocate structural change and defend the rights of the disenfranchised in the face of corrupt power. Movement building: We will fund the best social movements and become partners in helping them grow and succeed. Powerful constituencies: We will build new and broader constituencies for social change. Training leaders: We will help train new and courageous leadership for the future. Global reach: Our work will reflect the common links among global problems.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Grants are awarded to high quality organizations with strong leadership that are catalyzing significant change in line with the fund’s priority areas. Crosscutting themes: •Support progressive social movements and their leaders. •Explore and pursue popular culture and music, documentary film and other creative outlets to achieve impact and reach.

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

    Please see the web site for more information.

  • Application deadline:

    Applications are possible throughout the year.

Contact details:

Address: 2040 S Street NW

Zip code: Washington DC 20009

Site: http://wgf.org/

Waterbird Society, The

General goals

The Waterbird Society is an international scientific, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study and conservation of waterbirds. This society was created to establish better communication and coordination between the growing number of people studying and monitoring aquatic birds, and to contribute to the protection and management of stressed populations or habitats of these species. The Society was established in 1976 following the North American Wading Bird Conference held in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, and named the Colonial Waterbird Group. The organization changed its name to the Colonial Waterbird Society in 1986. In 1999, the organization became The Waterbird Society to reflected an expanded interest in all aquatic birds.

Areas of support

The goal of the Kushlan Research Award in Ciconiiform Biology and Conservation is to encourage significant scientific advances in the biology, ecology, or conservation biology of wading birds (i.e. herons, storks, ibises, and their taxonomic allies). The grants committee currently solicits proposals that focus on: •Species relationships within the group•The status, range, and population sizes of little-known species of Ciconiiformes The Nisbet Research Award is open globally to any student, professional, or amateur and should focus on those interested in research and conservation on terns and gulls. Financial and education status of applicants are not considerations. Selection is made by a committee based on the applicant’s likelihood of publishing timely and substantial contributions to the literature and/or making a contribution to the conservation of waterbirds.

Application procedures

See https://waterbirds.org/research-grants/ for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    See web site for more information.

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

    The Kushlan award (herons, egrets, storks, ibises, and spoonbills) is a maximum of $7,000; the Niblet award (terns or gulls) is up to $1,000.

  • Application deadline:

    The last deadline for proposals was 15 July, new call is expected in 2017.

Contact details:

Site: https://waterbirds.org/

We Effect

General goals

We Effect (formerly Swedish Cooperative Centre) was funded in 1958. We are a development cooperation organisation applying a long-term, rights based approach in order to effect change. Our guiding principleis support to self-help initiatives. We work in 25 countries across four continents, from Guatemala, via Zambia and Moldova to the Philippines. Our focus areas areRural development, Housing, Gender equality and Access to land. There are no shortcuts out of poverty. Therefore, the key factor in everything we dois Togetherness. Poverty can be alleviated by empowering individuals and organisations, creating improved income levels, better and more sustainable farming, adequate housing and equal rights for all. We know that people find ways out of poverty by working together. For this reason we support people to organise and acquire new knowledge.This, in turn, helps create the possibility to make a permanent move away from poverty. We Effect? When people join together in order to help themselves.

Areas of support

The support from We Effect is always.. .. directed to cooperatives or other democraticorganisations .. formulated inpartnershipwith the organisations. .. and with the role of We Effect as a funder andadviser. Working in partnershipwith local member-based organisations is a fundamental aspect of the way we work. Supporting local member-based organisations instead of individuals makes it possible to work for a sustainable development with long-term results. Our role is to support the partner organisationas advisers; in the formulation of the project and through the processes of planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation. We Effect is the funder, but the partner organisation is the owner of the project, and the project is always based on the interests and priorities of the members of the partner organisation. Working with local organisations also involves the possibility to work for changes on two levels: 1. At a micro-level by practical projects with the goal to achieve concrete welfare goals for individuals. 2. At a macro-level by strengthening people´s own organisations so that they can give better service to their members and increase the organisation´s ability to exert influence and defend the members´ rights in society.

Application procedures

Please see the web site for more information.

  • Eligability criteria:

    Please see the web site for more information.

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

    Various, based on calls for proposals.

  • Application deadline:

    Various, based on calls for proposals.

Contact details:

Address: 105 33 Stockholm Sweden

Phone: +46 8 120 371 00

Fax: +46 8 657 85 15

Email: info@weeffect.org

Site: http://www.weeffect.org/