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Calls for proposals

Which activities can be funded by the Program?

The Active Citizens Fund – Regional Programme allows civil society organisations to apply for funding of their activities under four thematic areas. All supported projects shall be implemented outside the capital city of Warsaw. Calls are organized and promoted with the assistance of up to eight regional information & project support centres. The thematic areas include:

Human rights protection
Promoting social diversity and preventing exclusion
Building democratic culture and civic engagement at local level
Supporting the development of civic sector

When will calls for proposals be launched?

Two call for proposals are planned within the Programme.

  • the first one will be open from March 17th until May 17th, 2021;
  • the second one, to be announced at the beginning of 2022.

Moreover, there will be an ongoing call for proposals for ad-hoc projects (details to be announced in the second half of 2021).

What will be the amount of the funding?

In both calls for proposals organisations will be able to apply for: 

  • small grants ranging from 6 000 to 23 000 EUR, which can be implemented over 6 to 18 months;
  • large grants ranging from 23 001 to 84 000 EUR, which can be implemented over 12 to 24 months.

Who will be eligible?

Applicants eligible to submit project proposals (on their own or as lead applicants) include only entities meeting the following criteria:

  • are registered in the National Court Register, record of ordinary associations or register of rural women’s circles maintained by the President of the Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture,
  • were registered at least 6 months before submitting a small grants application and 12 months before submitting a large grants application,
  • prior to signing the grant agreement will be able to provide a financial report or, in case they are not required to prepare a financial report, a summary statement of costs and revenues for the last 12 months,
  • are independent of local, regional and central authorities, public entities, political parties and commercial entities.

The following are eligible to apply:

  • foundations, associations and associations of organisations;
  • social cooperatives;
  • non-profit companies;
  • rural women’s circles;
  • church legal persons, provided they are registered in the National Court Register, have legal capacity and their statutory goals include public benefit activity.

Who can be a partner?

Project promoters can implement projects in partnership with other non-governmental organisations, public institutions (such as local authorities, schools, libraries), as well as companies from Poland and other countries.

Eligible partners also include informal groups from Poland, but they cannot receive any funding (the costs of their participation have to be covered by project promoters – lead partners).