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Call for Proposals, PACT, Round 1

In the frame of the “Partnership Against Corruption Together”–PACTproject, funded by the European Delegation in Albania (Civil Society Facility–Civic Initiative and Capacity Building Component), the Albanian National Training and Technical Assistance Resource Center (ANTTARC) launches the First Call for Proposals.

The Call for Proposals seeks to support civil society organizations that are active and situated in the targeted regions. Good governance and anti-corruption are the main areas of intervention of PACT Fund. Project proposals should be submitted by 17.00 hrs on 25 July 2016 via mail or hand delivery (proposals sent by email and/or fax will not be accepted) at the address:

Qendra Kombetare Burimore e Trajnimit dhe Asistences Teknike
Rr. Reshit Collaku, Pallati Bores Sh.1, Apt. 16
Tirana, Albania
 
PACT project

The PACT project target the civil society actors from the four regions of Northern Albania—Diber, Kukes, Lezhe, and Shkoder. The specific objective is “to increase the engagement of CSOs in 15 municipalities of Northern Albania in good governance issues and fight against corruption by strengthening their capacity and funding their initiatives”. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by ANTTARC in partnership with the Albanian Local Capacity Development Foundation (ALCDF) and Act for Society Center (AfS).

Participants: The current Call for Proposals seeks to support centers and associations that are active and situated in the targeted regions working in the following thematic areas:

  • Watch dog activities, monitoring of the performance of municipalities, municipal councils, administrative units, and/or de-concentrated institutions; Monitoring of services provided by the municipalities and other locally-based institutions; Monitoring of implementation of current legislation;
  • Participation of civil society/citizens in local decision-making, priority setting, budget development and implementation, public investments, and service delivery;
  • Citizens’ monitoring and vigilance to demand accountability and corruption free services;
  • Community mobilization for constructive engagement with public institutions to improve responsiveness; Public hearings; Citizen report cards;
  • Information and awareness campaigns focusing on citizen entitlement and rights including use of the right to information to help them obtain better services;
  • Media strengthening and campaigns;
  • Policy and assessment studies/research; etc.

The applicant organizations should be active in the following activities (priorities) in order for the application to be considered:

  • Actions that promote awareness raising, lobbying and advocacy for issues related to the main intervention areas;
  • Local actions implemented through participatory process with active involvement of local people through initiatives related to good governance and anti-corruption issues;
  • Practical and appropriate trainings (as part of the intervention approach), enhancement of information, if they come with actions in the field and if have a structuring capacity on a network of NPO-s, at village, town, regional level;
  • Activities which could promote provision of better public services for the local communities.

Potential participants for PACT FUND sub-grants will be the civil society actors from the municipalities of Northern Albania, regions of Diber, Kukes, Lezhe, and Shkoder, including:

  • civil society organizations
  • community based organizations,
  • grassroots,
  • youth groups,
  • citizen groups,
  • local media and journalists, and
  • civil society activists

Potential applicants are the formalized/registered organizations that are:

  • Situated and acting in the targeted areas.
  • Registered at the Court;
  • Registered at the regional tax office and have the NIPT.

The initiatives of the unregistered civil society actors such as grassroots, youth and citizen groups, local journalists, civil society activities will be supported through formalized civil society organizations. These actors are encouraged to develop their initiatives in the framework of the formalized organizations. This way, they will also demonstrate their capacity for cooperation and networking in order to achieve their objectives.

Co-financing: The project proposals that will receive financial support from the PACT Fund should within the agreed financial range (minimum 5.000 Euro and maximum 30.000 Euro), and provide the co-financing budget from the applicant for not less than 5% of the total project budget.

Number, size, and timelines of grants: It is expected that during Round 1 of the sub-grants, the PACT Fund will support:

  • 8 grants of € 5,000 – 10,000 to be implemented within 6 months;
  • 5 grants of € 10,000 – 20,000 to be implemented within 12 months;
  • 2 grants of € 20,000 – 30,000 to be implemented within 18 months.

Application procedures

A. Applicants for sub-grants € 10,000–30,000 should present in English.

  • Project Proposal (download Application Form)
  • Budget of the project proposal (download Budget Form)
  • Logical Framework (download Logframe Form)
  • CV of the foreseen project staff;
  • LEF (Legal Entity Format), signed and stamped from the applicant(download LEF)
  • FIF (Financial Identification Format), signed and stamped from the applicant and the bank where the financial transactions are made(download FIF)
  • Declaration by the applicant and co-applicant (partnership letter for projects proposed to be implemented in partnership with other organizations). (download Declaration Forms)

as well as the following documentation:

  • Court decision and statute of the organization (copy);
  • Registration certificate at the Tax Office – NIPT (copy);
  • Other supporting documents.

B. Applicants for sub-grants € 5,000–10,000 should present.

In Albanian:

In English:

  • Project summary (download Application Abstract)
  • LEF (Legal Entity Format), signed and stamped from the applicant (download LEF)
  • FIF (Financial Identification Format), signed and stamped from the applicant and the bank where the financial transactions are made (download FIF)

as well as the following documentation:

  • Court decision and statute of the organization (copy);
  • Registration certificate at the Tax Office – NIPT (copy);
  • Other supporting documents.

Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope by registered mail, private courier service or by hand-delivery (a signed and dated certificate of receipt will be given to the deliverer) at the address below:

Postal address and address for hand delivery or by private courier service:

Qendra Kombetare Burimore e Trajnimit dhe Asistences Teknike
Rr. Reshit Collaku, Pallati Bores Sh.1, Apt. 16
Tirana, Albania

by 25 July 2016, 17.00 hrs.

For more information, see (download) the Guidelines for Applicants Questions can be sent until 10 July 2016 at ngocenter@icc-al.org. Answers will be posted by 15 July 2016 on ANTTARC web page: http://anttarc.org. The regional information sessions regarding the CFP will be organized as presented below:

  • Kukes–15 June 2016; 10.00-13.00; Palace of Culture (American Library)
  • Peshkopi–16 June 2016; 10.00-13.00; Cultural Center
  • Shkoder–17 June 2016; 10.00-13.00; Luigj Gurakuqi University, Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Lezhe–20 June 2016; 10.00-13.00; City Library

Training Workshop on Project Development and Management will be organized on 29-30 June 2016 in Lezha for a group of 24 civil society representatives from the Northern Albania. Interested participants should apply by 22 June 2016 at ngocenter@icc-al.org. The civil society representatives that will be selected to attend the training workshop will be informed by 24 June 2016.