Clarifications: Call for Proposals ‘’Voice Your Rights! – Expanding Space for Free Assemblies”


regarding the Call for Proposals – Small Grants Facility
For CSOs from Montenegro,
within the project ‘’Voice Your Rights! – Expanding Space for Free Assemblies”

Questions asked at the info session:

Question 1: Is it recommendable for project activities to be implemented in the territory of one or more municipalities? Do those who implement the project in territory of more municipalities have the advantage?

This condition is not defined in the Call for Proposals, but both options are acceptable. In both cases, the Evaluation Committee will evaluate the feasibility of the project, regarding the project activities, project duration and budget.

Question 2: Should the project involve minors? Is it possible for minors aged 15-18 be the target group of projects?

Yes, the target group of the project can be minors, as long as their participation in the project (if planned) is on a voluntary basis. The Evaluation Committee will evaluate whether the target groups are clearly defined, and whether the project aims meet their needs.

Question 3: Does the limit, which implies that only CSOs with an annual budget which is less than € 20,000 can apply, refers to 2018 or 2019?

The restriction refers to both years for which the applicant CSO must submit their financial statements, balance sheets and income statement. In addition to applying for the Call for Proposals, copies of the balance sheets and income statements for 2018 and 2019. must be submitted, and the organization’s budget for both years must be less than 20,000€.

However, if the organization has not yet submitted the final statement (balance sheet and income statement) to the Tax Administration, since the deadline for submission is 31 March 2020, copies of the balance sheet and income statement for 2017 and 2018 will be accepted. In this case, the budget of the organization in 2017 and 2018 must be less than 20,000€.

Organizations which are registered in 2019. are required to provide a copy of the balance sheet and income statement for that year, in which case it is necessary that their budget in that year is less than 20,000€.

Organizations registered in 2018 that have not yet submitted their final statement to the Tax Administration for 2019, (as the legal deadline has not yet expired), should provide copies of the balance sheets and income statement for 2018, but their budget in that year may not exceed 20,000€.

By 21 February 2020, there were no questions asked via e-mail.

Clarifications and answers to all questions asked you can download here.

Please be reminded that the deadline for applications is 28 February 2020, until 5 PM, and project proposals should be sent to

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

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