Call for Proposals Local Initiative Fund


Round 2

Albanian Local Capacity Development Foundation (ALCDF), in the framework of the project “Leveraging the Capacities of CSO-s in the North of Albania for the betterment of biodiversity and environment protection” - EcoNord project – that is financed from the European Union Delegation in Albania as part of its programme “Civil Society Facility – Civic Initiative and Capacity Building Component”, launches its second round of Call for Proposals under the grants of Local Initiative Fund of the project.

Local Initiative Fund intends to “To financially support small projects addressing conservation and enhancement of biodiversity, sustainable management of natural resources and promotion of civil society initiatives on these issues” in the North of Albania, and specifically in Diber, Kukes, Shkoder and Lezhe qarks”.

Active Civil Society Organizations working in the North of Albania and enable solutions for issues relating to environment protection and biodiversity. Furthermore, formalized producer and/or community groups such as Association of Forest Users’, irrigation, medicinal plants, agriculture, bee keepers active in the North of Albania are also invited to apply.

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. Project Proposal format compiled in English language ( download ), ( download Albanian version ). Note: If an applicant presents a proposal in the amount up to 10,000 Euro (>5000 and <10,000) the proposal can be presented in Albanian language with a project summary in English language.( download )
  2. Budget of the project proposal ( download )
  3. Logical Framework ( download ), ( download Albanian version )
  4. The following documentation:
  • Court decision, Founding act and statute of the organization (copy);
  • Registration certificate at the Tax Office - NIPT (copy);
  • CV of the foreseen project staff;
  • LEF (Legal Entity Format), signed and stamped from the applicant ( download );
  • FIF (Financial Identification Format), signed and stamped from the applicant and the bank where the financial transactions are made ( shkarko ).
  • Other supporting documents. ( Guidlines for applicants ), ( Partnership letter )

The project proposals that will receive financial support from the Local Initiative Fund should within the agreed financial range (minimum 5.000 Euro and maximum 25.000 Euro), and provide the co-financing budget from the applicant for not less than 5% of the total project budget. The time line for the implementation of project proposals should be above 6 months and not more than 12 months.

Project proposals should be mailed or hand delivered at ALCDF office before 23 March 2016, 17.00 hours, in the below address:

Adresa

Albanian Local Capacity Development Foundation (ALCDF) Rr. Shyqyri Ishmi, Pallati Shpresa (mbrapa shkollës së Baletit), Ap. 24/4 Tiranë, Albania.

For more information you are invited in the regional informative meetings that will be organized.

Adresa postare eshte:

Albanian Local Capacity Development Foundation (ALCDF) Rr. Shyqyri Ishmi, Pallati Shpresa (mbrapa shkollës së Baletit), Ap. 24/4 Tiranë, Shqipëri.

Organizations interested to apply with project proposals under the grant component Local Initiative Fund will be supported with technical assistance from the capacity building component of the project. In the framework of this component, EcoNord organizes training sessions in order to support the civil society organizations interested to apply for the grants to better fulfill the criteria and requirement of the Call for Proposals. The training will be delivered from Albanian National Training and Technical Assistance Resource Centre (ANTTARC). The CSO-s will be notified for the exact dates of the training during the informative meetings to be organized in regards to this call for proposals.

For more detailed information visit the ALCDF website www.alcdf.org, where it can be found the links with the Guidelines of Applicants for the Call for Proposals, the criteria, timelines, application formats and contacts.
For more information you can also contact via e-mail Mrs. Lindita Manga, Project Manager EcoNord lmanga@alcdf.org; And Mr. Besnik Alku, Coordinator for the Local Initiative Fund balku@alcdf.org