Call for Proposals – Small Grants Facility

Institute Alternative (IA)

within the project ‘’Voice Your Rights! – Expanding Space for Free Assemblies”


Call for Proposals – Small Grants Facility

For CSOs from Montenegro

Deadline for submitting project proposals, aimed to contribute to stopping the worrying trend of narrowing the space for civic participation in Montenegro, by strengthening the capacity of citizens, civil society organisations and institutions to implement and monitor the right of free assembly at the local level, is 28 February 2020, until 05:00 PM.

In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicants must:

  • be a legal person;
  • be non-profit making;
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary;
  • be registered in Montenegro at least 12 months prior to the deadline for submission of project proposals;
  • be based in Montenegro;
  • have an annual turnover of less than EUR 20,000 in 2018 or 2019.

To apply for grants, following documents should be completed and submitted: Aplication Form, Budget Proposal and Logical Framework. Before completing these forms, please carefully read Guidelines for Applicants.

In addition to financial support, organisations which projects are supported, will also be provided with a capacity building program, in the area of project management and monitoring of the right to freedom of assembly.

Complete applications, along with the necessary technical documentations, should be sent via e-mail: with the subject – For the Call for Proposals “Voice Your Rights! – Expanding Space for Free Assemblies”, by 28 February 2020, by 5 PM, at latest.

In case of doubt, you can get additional information by sending a question to, by 21 February 2020, at the latest.
IA will organise info session to present the Call for Proposals, on 13 February 2020, at the EU Info Center – Podgorica, starting at 12 o’clock.

Supported by the EU Delegation in Montenegro, IA has ensured 35.000 EUR for this Small Grants Facility. Individual grants requested under this Call for proposals must fall between 5.000 EUR and 10.000 EUR.

NOTE: Organisations that are project coordinators / partners and partners in projects, funded under the EIDHR 2018 Program, through the Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights EuropeAid / 161931 / DD / ACT / ME, are not eligible to apply.

Please find the Call for Proposal here.

Project “’Voice Your Rights! – Expanding Space for Free Assemblies” is being implemented by Institute Alternative, in partnership with Human Rights Action and supported by European Union through the Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, Program for Montenegro 2018. The content of this Call is the sole responsibility of Institute Alternative and in no way reflects the views of the European Union.

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