History of FAKT

History of FAKT

Fund for Active Citizenship was officially registered as a local foundation at the beginning of 2008; yet fAKT is not a ‘beginner’ – we grew out of Montenegro office of the Balkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF, http://www.bcif.org). The registration itself presented one of the final steps in the process of indigenizing BCIF office in Montenegro . Driving forces behind establishing independent foundation come from BCIF long-term strategic commitment to building democracy in Montenegro and determination to be as responsive to local needs and context as possible. The two foundations will work closely in future, building partnership and constructive relationship; in accordance with its strategic priorities, BCIF will continue to provide support to the work of fAKT, both as a donor and a partner.

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF) began working in Serbia and Montenegro in 1999 as a UK charity, and in the beginning of 2004 was registered as an indigenous fund, with an aim to help build vibrant, stable and sustainable communities in Serbia and in Montenegro. Since its establishment, BCIF has developed significant grantgiving experience throughout Serbia and Montenegro. To date, BCIF has awarded over 360 grants throughout Serbia and Montenegro, amounting to over one million USD, funding initiatives that cover wide range of issues.