Active Citizens Fund 2014-2021
Total allocation to Bulgaria: €210.1 million
Allocation to NGO Programme - Active Citizens Fund: €15.50 million
1.Strengthened democratic culture and civic awareness (total budget: € 3 860 000)
2.Increased support for human rights (total budget: € 2 700 000)
3.Vulnerable groups are empowered (total budget: € 2 900 000)
4.CSOs actively address gender equality and GBV (total budget: € 950 000)
5.Increased civic engagement in environmental protection/climate change (total budget: € 960 000)
6.Enhanced capacity and sustainability of the civil society sector including CSOs (total budget: € 2 010 000)
Eligible applicants are civil society organizations established in Bulgaria under the Non-Profit Legal Entities Act and registered for public benefit, satisfying the following conditions:
- are not trade unions of or professional associations, where the aims and purposes are to further the specific interests of their members only;
- are independent from the local, regional and central government and from other public entities and authorities;
- are independent of political parties and commercial organisations.
Partners can be any public or private entity, commercial or non-commercial, as well as non-governmental organisations established as a legal person either in the Donor States, Beneficiary States or a country outside the European Economic Area that has a common border with Bulgaria, or any international organisation or body or agency thereof, actively involved in, and effectively contributing to, the implementation of a project is considered an eligible project partner. The project partner shall share with the project promoter a common economic or social goal which is to be realised through the implementation of the project. Informal groups, which are legal residents in Bulgaria are considered eligible project partners.