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Danube Small Grants

  1. 1. Danube Small Grants Entela Pinguli Grants Manager THE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER for Central and Eastern Europe
  2. 2. Danube Small Grants What? Small Grants for NGOs in 6 CEE countries of the Danube Region which: •Support activities with a local environmental impact & contribute to pollution reduction; •150,000 EUR available to 6 Countries ( app. 25,000 EUR per country and <5000 EUR per grant); •Application in national language; THE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER for Central and Eastern Europe
  3. 3. Danube Small Grants Objectives: To support projects which: • Enable NGOs to contribute to pollution reduction; • Reinforce NGO participation on community based pollution measures and increase awareness raising; • Strengthen multi-stakeholder cooperation at the national level. THE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER for Central and Eastern Europe
  4. 4. THE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER for Central and Eastern Europe Danube Small Grants How ? • Open announcement - published in 6 REC Bulletins; • Competitive - open Call for Tender; • Transparent decision making - independent expert panel (LAB);  Fair and open towards applicants - announced evaluation criteria;  NGO Service oriented - reflects the NGO situation throughout grants management time;  Well monitored on content and finances - good reporting forms and clear procedures.
  5. 5. Danube Small Grants THE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER for Central and Eastern Europe Results: 55 Small NGO projects successfully implemented in 6 countries dealing with the following issues: •Nature protection of the Danube watershed - 17 projects •Aspects of the Water quality research - 8 projects •Awareness raising and promoting education - 24 projects •Water quality monitoring - 3 projects •Policy making - 3 projects
  6. 6. Danube Small Grants THE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER for Central and Eastern Europe Lesson learned: • There is a great NGO demand for support in order to contribute to Danube Environmental development - amount requested in 6 countries - 401 863 USD (98 prop) - amount available awarded - 150 000 USD (56 %); • The amount available for a grant impacts the type of the Project and the environmental impact as well (Local, National or Regional)/ hotspot approach; • There is a need for - addressing the region wide environmental issues; - promoting NGO crossborder cooperation - assessing the NGO needs in the Danube Countries - supporting local authorities cooperating with NGOs
  7. 7. Danube Small Grants THE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER for Central and Eastern Europe Lesson learned: • There is a great NGO demand for support in order to contribute to Danube Environmental development - amount requested in 6 countries - 401 863 USD (98 prop) - amount available awarded - 150 000 USD (56 %); • The amount available for a grant impacts the type of the Project and the environmental impact as well (Local, National or Regional)/ hotspot approach; • There is a need for - addressing the region wide environmental issues; - promoting NGO crossborder cooperation - assessing the NGO needs in the Danube Countries - supporting local authorities cooperating with NGOs

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