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Call for proposal: A call to action for civil society in social entrepreneurship & digital and financial domain (R2)

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LuxDev

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Data e publikimit

27-05-2024

Data e perfundimit

28-06-2024

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Innovate and empower: 

A call to action for civil society in social entrepreneurship & digital and financial domain

(Result 2 of KSV/025 project “Support to civil society in Kosovo”)

Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency (LuxDev) through its project KSV/025 “Support to civil society in Kosovo” is announcing a call for proposals from qualified local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), who are actively working towards the empowerment and development of inclusive communities through Social Entrepreneurship and, Digital and Financial Literacy. 

Objectives of this call are aligned with the Result 2. of the project KSV/025: “Minority-focused CSOs’ capacities and minorities are empowered through entrepreneurship, financial and digital literacy”, 

The general objective of this call for proposals is to support CSO’s that have innovative approaches in these areas, enhance the impact of their programs and strengthen their capacities.

The overall amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 200 000 to be distributed equally amongst two selected proposals (EUR 100 000 for each proposal). 

Areas of intervention supported by this call are specified in the LOT’s below:

LOT 1. Social entrepreneurship

The selected CSO’s will be supported in implementing innovative programmes focused on entrepreneurship among women and marginalised communities, fostering social entrepreneurial landscape that is inclusive, diverse and equitable, to not only contribute to economic growth amongst marginalised communities but also to the creation of the more just and inclusive society.    

Priority topics include but are not limited to: 

  • promote inclusive economic growth through community-oriented entrepreneurship
  • strengthen/build resilient communities and social cohesion. 
  • innovate for social impact.

LOT 2. Digital and financial literacy 

The selected CSO’s will be supported to implement initiatives that provide training and resources to improve digital and financial skills, tools and competencies, enabling utilisation of digital and financial services. 

Priority topics include but are not limited to: 

  • enhancing digital and financial literacy in targeted community based CSO’s. 
  • digital financial tools – provision of software and equipment’s to support the functionality of community based CSO’s through digitalization and strengthened financial management.

The intervention locations must be in:

Kosovo

The execution time:

23 months (October 2024 – August 2026)

Conditions of intervention:

To respond to the call for proposals, candidate CSO’s must ensure they meet the below eligibility criteria. 

Eligibility criteria

  • legally registered local CSOs primarily operating in Kosovo with at least 5 years of operation.
  • proven experience and capacity in implementing programmes/projects related to the thematic area(s) applied for.
  • proven ability to manage funds effectively.

Organisations engaged in providing support to marginalised and vulnerable communities will be at advantage, reflecting our commitment to supporting inclusive development and ensuring diverse perspectives in the sectors of social entrepreneurship, digital literacy and financial literacy.

Submission Requirements

All required documents must be submitted via email to [email protected] no later than 28 June 2024, 17:00 hrs. The subject line of your email should be formatted as follows: “Call for applications from CSOs-KSV/025 R2”. 

All requests for clarification should be submitted via email to [email protected] no later than 03 June 2024. The subject line of your email should be formatted as follows: “Clarification on Call for applications from CSOs-KSV/025 R2”.

All confirmations/requests for participation in information session should be sent to [email protected] no later than 03 June 2024. The subject line of your email should be formatted as follows: “Information session participation-Call for applications from CSOs-KSV/025 R2”, including in the email body the following details: Name of the organisation, name and position of the representative of the organisation participating in the information session and contact details. 

Interested organisations should submit all documents and information listed under the document: Application forms. To access and download the required documents, please follow the link below:

  1. Application forms
  2. Budget template

Organisations failing to provide the required documents will not be considered.

Proposal submission limitations

Each organisation is eligible to submit only one proposal under this call for applications. This call specifies two thematic fields (LOT’s) for proposals (listed under Areas of intervention, page one and two of this document). Applicants must choose only one field (LOT) for their proposal submission. 

Financing details:

The amount of financing is EUR 100 000 (per proposal). All proposals should adhere to budget limitations to remain eligible for consideration.

Evaluation and selection committee

The selection committee will be composed of LuxDev and potential partners. 

Indicative timetable