Swiss PRO
  • Government of the Republic of Serbia
  • The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM)

Opportunities / Public Calls


Application deadline:
Monday, 20 May 2019

CFP 02-2019

Call for Proposals for Support to local self-governments for Implementation of Social Innovation Projects in Partnership with Civil Society Organisations

  • Post date: Friday, 12 April 2019

  • Closed on: Monday, 20 May 2019 24:00

Want to implement new ideas customised to your community?

Do your ideas relate to the empowerment of vulnerable groups through training for better employability or better availability of public services for vulnerable groups including health, education and social services?

Тhe applicant must fulfil the following criteria:

  • To be one of 16 local self-governments (LSGs) that were awarded with the technical assistance in the first phase of this Call i.e. Babušnica, Bela Palanka, Bosilegrad, Vladičin Han, Vlasotince, Zaječar, Ivanjica, Kragujevac, Novi Pazar, Nova Varoš, Negotin, Raška, Smederevo, Smederevska Palanka, Trgovište and Ćuprija
  • To have adopted one or both regulations (Rulebook on Determination of Priority Areas of the Public Interest and the Rulebook on Financing of civil society organisations (CSOs) for Implementation of the Projects of the Public Interest)  which were  developed within the technical assistance
  • То have concluded mandatory partnership between LSG (as a lead partner) and local CSO (as a project partner)

Eligible criteria for CSO partner:

  • Only CSOs legally registered for a minimum of 1 (one) year with clear and provable track-record from the previous projects involving international donors and organisations.
  • For project proposals involving provision of specific social protection services, such CSOs have to be licensed for provision of the proposed social protection services, with at least two years of experience in provision of such services.

Grant value: from EUR 10,000 to EUR 14,000 (budget proposals must be expressed in USD - from 11,400 to 16,000)

Duration of the project: from eight to 11 months

How to apply?

About the Call

The total Call budget for grants to above listed 16 LSGs is USD 96,000. The Programme will directly support up to six local projects in partnership of LSG and a CSO to implement social innovation projects that will be addressing the needs of local citizenry from the excluded groups. This initiative is just one of the activities funded by the Government of Switzerland through the development Programme Swiss PRO in order to improve the access of vulnerable groups to their rights and needs through better provision of policies and practices for social inclusion.

Selection of grantees will be done by evaluating and ranking the submitted project proposals.

You can learn more about the Programme as well as about the process, the selection criteria and the applying in the Call for Proposals Description and Criteria.