International Visegrad Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Visegrad Grants’ to support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region.

Funding brief: Visegrad grants support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region.

Categories:
1. CULTURE AND COMMON IDENTITY
  Increased awareness of cultural diversity and cross-border intercultural dialogue
  Increased awareness of common heritage, including history and contemporary art
  Increased promotion of common identity and heritage outside of the V4 region
  Larger volume of common cultural productions reaching out to new audiences

2.EDUCATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING
  Improved hard and soft skills (e.g., leadership, communication, mediation, time management) for a better access to labor market
  Increase in the volume of common formal, informal and non-formal educational tools and teacher training opportunities (e.g. methodologies, common textbooks, internship programs, etc.)

3.INNOVATION, R&D, ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  Increase in B2B networks with an emphasis on development of SMEs and startups—e.g. scaling up (education, internships, etc.)
  Improved ecosystem for business and social business development at the regional level
  Development of regional networks/clusters of SMEs, academia, and research institutions with a long-lasting impact
  Increased science popularization on the regional level (with emphasis on youth)
  Increased promotion of joint V4 R&D (research and development) projects outside of the V4 region

4.DEMOCRATIC VALUES AND THE MEDIA
  Increased awareness of transparency as a norm in society, professionalization of transparency of justice, fight against corruption
  Providing a safer environment and capacity building for whistleblowers, factcheckers, the media and other watchdogs
  Increased volume of media coverage in V4/Western Baklans/EaP region about regionally-relevant topics, increased access to information
  Improved media and information literacy for increased resilience towards biased reporting, disinformation and propaganda

5.PUBLIC POLICY AND INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIP
  Increased awareness and active involvement of civil society in policy-making processes with emphasis on youth
  New approaches to existing regional public challenges
  Common advocacy strategies addressing regional issues
  Increased capacity building of civil servants

6.REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM
  Increased number of town/municipality twinning initiatives (joint projects between municipalities)
  Increased awareness and education on environmental protection, climate change and sustainable development (e.g. pollution, revitalization of brownfields, water management, etc.)
  Diversification of tourism by increasing the range and quality of tourism products and services

7.SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  Promotion of tolerant and inclusive mindset in society, protection of minorities
  Deepened inter-generational understanding and dialogue
  Improved regional strategy and policy for demographic, migration and other social and economic challenges
  Increased awareness and practice of a healthy and active lifestyle and reduction of substance abuse (legal and illegal drugs)

Donor Name: International Visegrad Fund
Funding name: Visegrad Grants

Deadline: Proposals for Visegrad Grants, Visegrad+ Grants or Visegrad Strategic Grants are accepted regularly three times per year always by-
● 1st, Feb, 2018
● 1st, June, 2018
● 1st, Oct, 2018
Application forms must be sub-mitted 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the given deadline date.

Funding details link: https://www.visegradfund.org/apply/grants/visegrad-grants/

Funding limit: Visegrad Grants with budgets amounting to €10,001 or more.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: A project can start once it has been approved and the contract has been signed between the grantee and the fund. In reality, it is usually no earlier than 70 working days after deadline.

Project duration: Maximum duration of project implementation is 18 months.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● Any legal entity is eligible for funding if applying on behalf of a justifiable consortium of project partners. Preferences are given to groups of non-governmental, civil society organizations (CSOs) and municipalities and local governments; applications submitted by schools, higher education institutions, research and scientific bodies and public institutions in general will also be considered.

● Natural persons (individual citizens) or institutions of state administration (ministries, government agencies, embassies, etc.) cannot apply nor can be valid project partners.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● 
Apply: http://my.visegradfund.org/
● Guideline: https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/uploads.mangoweb.org/shared-prod/visegradfund.org/uploads/2018/01/Grant-Guidelines-1.pdf

https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/uploads.mangoweb.org/shared-prod/visegradfund.org/uploads/2018/01/Rules-1.docx

● Application Sample: https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/uploads.mangoweb.org/shared-prod/visegradfund.org/uploads/2018/01/Application-Sample-2.pdf

● Application Manual: https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/uploads.mangoweb.org/shared-prod/visegradfund.org/uploads/2018/01/Application-Manual-1.pdf

● FAQ: https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/uploads.mangoweb.org/shared-prod/visegradfund.org/uploads/2018/01/Questions-and-Answers-1.docx

How to apply: Project proposals are accepted only electronically through the Fund’s on-line application form available at http://my.visegradfund.org/. Consulting project proposals is possible only by appointment and latest 30 days before given deadline.


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