Launching of the Welfare and basic services Component within the NGO Fund

June 11, 2013

Regarding the Call for Proposals - Round 1, Component 4 WELFARE AND BASIC SERVICES, the potential Applicants who have downloaded the documents related to this Component before June 11, 2013, are kindly requested to consider the following correction that occured in the Annex 2 - The project budget, the with worksheet the financial allocation on results:

  • One of the expected results (Strenghtened capacity of NGOs and an enabling environment for the sector promoted), which was doubled by mistake, was replaced with  Advocacy and watchdog role developed.

All the other documents remain unchanged

The correct version of Annex 2 is available for download HERE.

May 27, 2013

Civil Society Development Foundation is publishing the Guidelines and specific annexes for WELFARE AND BASIC SERVICES Component, within Round 1 of the NGO Fund, part of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

The general objective of WELFARE AND BASIC SERVICES Component is to increase access to and provision of welfare and basic services to vulnerable groups (children and youth at risk, children with disabilities and/or mental disorders and their families, victims of trafficking and gender-based/domestic violence, elders, rural population, ethnic minorities, migrants,the homeless, those struggling with substance abuse, people facing difficulties that can lead to further social exclusion, such as low levels of education and unemployment,  long-term unemployed or underemployment,people who are inactive but not registered as unemployed, chronic illnesses,  etc.).

The total allocation for this Component under the first round of Call for proposals is 4,800,000 Euro.

Grants are dedicated to NGOs. More information about eligibility conditions for the applicant and partners can be found in the Guidelines for applicants. Guidelines and annexes are available only in Romanian language.

An applicant organisation may submit a maximum number of 2 project proposals under WELFARE AND BASIC SERVICES Component for this Call for proposals, out of which only 1 proposal for Large grants.

Deadline for submitting applications is 29th of July, 2013.

Questions related to this Call for Proposals may be addressed by potential applicants by e-mail, phone or by fax no later 23rd of July (including) to: Oana Tiganescu – Senior Grants Officer, e-mail: welfare {at} fdsc.ro; phone: 021 310 01 81; fax: 021 310 01 80.

Answers will be given no later than 25th of July 2013 and questions that may be relevant to other applicants, together with the answers, will be published on the Programme website.

In order to support possible applicants, 5 general information sessions will be organised, containing information about the launching of all 5 Components of the NGO Fund.

The documents can be downloaded here.


Documents are available only in Romanian. Short summary in English is available under the Components section of the website.