Financial support to local CSOs for implementing community-based projects

Coalition Phase

(This call is only valid for the CSOs beneficiary of the first first stage financial support scheme)


Deadline for submission of applications is:

             16 December, 2019



This call for proposals for grants is launched as part of the project "Fostering sustainable organisational development for CSOs in Kosovo", funded by the European Union, managed by the European Union Office in Kosovo and implemented by Forum for Civic Initiatives (FIQ) and Institute for Development Policy (INDEP).

The overall Objective of this call is to continue empowering local CSOs by creating coalitions to address local grown issues. The specific Objective of this call is to create 4 coalitions with at least 3 coalition members from twelve (12) organizations that are already beneficiaries of the scheme. To enhance the active and sustainable involvement of local CSOs in policy making at all levels of governance in selected priority areas of intervention through offering direct financial and technical assistance.

This grant scheme supports the award of grants to at least 4 CSO thematic or geographic coalitions. The main purpose of this grant is to cover the costs required of each CSO coalition to implement broader advocacy actions, in order to ensure greater citizen participation and influence in policy and decision-making at the local government level. This funding scheme will provide CSO coalition grants provided that they are able to raise 25% of the total project costs from local sources.



4 thematic or geographical coalitions will be the beneficiaries of grants for community-based projects. The amount of financial support is up to € 8500 per coalition.

Funding will cover 75% of the total project budget, while coalitions are responsible for securing co-financing with other private entities or donors 25%.

The Grants Authority reserves the right not to award the entire amount if the proposals submitted do not meet the selection criteria.



Application is open from 15 November, 2019 – 16 December, 2019

The Application Package  has to be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] until 16 December, 2019,  23:59 hrs, and must include the following documents: 1. Application Form; 2. Budget Form;

The Grants Authority will also organize one (1) information session, on November 20, 2019, at the Resource Center at FIQ from 13.00 pm.

Questions related to the content of the Call for Proposals, as well as all applications can be developed and delivered in Albanian, Serbian or English.

All questions and, as well as other relevant notices to applicants, are published on no later than 7 days before the deadline (December 9, 2019) for submission of the application form.

For more information, you can contact us at +383 38 610 677, or by email to: [email protected]


Application package

Guidelines for Applicants - Coalition Phase

 Application Form