De facto STRONG

De facto STRONG

De-facto-Strong

Project title: De facto STRONG

Start date: 7th August 2014

Duration: 16 Months

Total cost: EUR 222,398.55

Total EU Funding: EUR 192,999.55

Fund for Active Citizenship – fAKT launched a program “De facto STRONG”, supported through IPA 2013 Civil Society Facility Montenegro Programme, financed by the European Union, represented by the EU Delegation to Montenegro.

Overall objective – to support the capacity building of small CSOs to participate in community development and provide services to citizens in Montenegro.

Specific objective – to contribute to organizational development, financial sustainability and program development of 40 small local community CSOs in Montenegro by mid-2015.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Key components: 1. Capacity building program for CSOs through trainings, mentoring and consultations; 2. Grants program – financial support for CSOs which will apply with project proposals after undergoing three-modular training program. Individual grants will range from €5,000 to €10,000.

Total amount of 130,000 EUR is reserved for 13-26 projects covering next list of topics: a) advocacy and capacity building initiatives that strengthen policy development and service delivery standards in relation to vulnerable groups, b) capacity building and advocacy actions for CSOs to become a relevant actor for the contribution to the EU integration process; c) capacity building of community-based organizations to provide services to citizens and d) initiatives and/or capacity building initiatives of small CSOs with focus on community development in areas such as environment and sustainable development, social and youth policy and culture.

Expected results:

  1. Contribution to organizational growth, capacity building and service provision in 40 small sized local CSOs, with focus on CSOs outside Podgorica;
  2. Contribution to increased capacities for sustainable organizational development of 13-26 CSOs, recipients of grants and consultations on capacity building.

Target group:

  1. 13-26 community based small sized CSOs that will receive the grant (5-10.000 EUR);
  2. 40 small sized CSOs recipients of trainings and consultations; national and local authorities in Montenegro that will be targeted with CSOs advocacy efforts in formulation of public policies, primarily at the local level.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information, please visit: http://www.faktcg.org