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Action Grants

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


On December 15, 2020 the Open Society Fund Prague and Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation on behalf of a consortium of the Active Citizens Fund announces the open interim call for proposals on action grants for local initiatives or one-off local events that trying to start events in their community or that further develop existing civic activities and cooperation at the local level.

The call for proposals is intended for locally operating organizations that have the motivation to change the local environment. At the same time, it targets less experienced organizations that have the desire and energy to gain new experience in preparing grant applications and therefore strengthen their own capacity. Experience with grant application is not a condition, the deciding factor is a local scope of activity.

Application submission is allowed on condition that the applicant is registered for at least one year as a non-profit organization in the Czech Republic. The aim of the action grants is to support projects which are to solve current needs and challenges at the local level and at the same time focus on:

  • Active citizenship, i.e. citizen’s engagement in planning and public policy decision making at the municipal level and civil society activities
  • Advocacy and watchdog activities, i.e. executive branch monitoring, public interest defence through advocacy work and lobbying, corruption mitigation
  • Vulnerable groups empowerment, i.e. increased engagement of vulnerable groups into public policy decision making and greater public knowledge of the needs of these groups

These action grants in the amount of € 1,000–3,000 will be divided into projects lasting 1–12 months. The total available indicative budget for awarding grants for action projects under this call is € 202,000, the allocations for each year are set out below.

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