Call for Proposals – Small Grants Facility

Institute Alternative (IA)

within the project “Money Watch – Civil Society Guarding the Budget


Call for Proposals – Small Grants Facility 

for CSOs from Montenegro

Deadline for submitting project proposals, aimed at increasing effectiveness of participation of CSOs, media and citizens in scrutiny of public spending, is 15 November 2018.

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 and
  • have an annual turnover of more than EUR 10,000 in 2016 or 2017.

If only one organisation applies for the grant, its annual turnover in 2016 or 2017 should be above 10.000 euro. If more then one organisation applies for the grant (lead applicants and partner(s)), their cumulative turnover in 2016 or 2017 should be above 10.000 euro.

To apply for grants, following documents should be completed and submitted: Application Form, Budget proposal and Logical framework.

Before completing these forms, please carefully read Guidelines for applicants.

For sub-grantees, we have prepared capacity-building programme in project management and public spending oversight, aimed at contributing to successful implementation of their projects and their future work in this area.

Complete applications, along with the necessary technical documentations, should be sent via e-mail: with the subject – Application for the Call for Proposals “Money Watch – Civil Society Guarding the Budget”, by 15 November 2018, at 5 PM.

In case of doubt, you can get additional information by sending a question to, by November 5, 2018 at the latest.

IA will organise three info sessions to present the Call for proposals, according to the following schedule:

Municipality of Bijelo Polje, Assembly Hall, 15 October, 12:30 PM

Municipality of Budva, Academy of Knowledge, 19 October, 12:00 PM

Capital City Podgorica, EU Info Centre, 22 October, 12:00 PM. 

Supported by the EU Delegation in Montenegro, IA has ensured 85.000 euro for this Small Grants Facility. Individual grants requested under this Call for proposals must fall between 8.000 EUR and 10.000 EUR.

Note: Organisations which have already received two sub-grants or are direct beneficiaries through the IPA 2016 Civil Society Facility Montenegro Programme EuropeAid/153998/DD/ACT/MECSF are not eligible to apply.

Project “Money Watch – Civil Society Guarding the Budget” is being implemented by Institute Alternative, in partnership with Institute of Public Finance from Zagreb and NGO New Horizon from Ulcinj. The project is financially supported by European Union.


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