The Balkan Youth Forum is a non-formal learning program for youth from diverse types of Balkan states, designed by a very young team of alumni of the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic...
Call for the proposals No. 1 for sub-granting of projects of NGOs, CSOs that are registered in one of the following countries: Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99), Montenegro, Albania, FYR Macedonia and Turkey.
QUESTION No. 1
We want to have a municipality as our partner in the project, and we would like them to provide us travel and meeting rooms as well as an exhibition room. In the partnership form, the partner needs to state how much money they will contribute and also in the call for proposals it says “Goods and/or services are not affordable and cannot be a part of yours minimum 10%”. Instead of us as the project coordinator renting a meeting room or a minibus for travel, we would like to have the municipality contribute with these in the project. Can we look at the market prices and show that market price in the budget as an equivalent of municipality’s contribution? Should municipality contribute with cash money to the project?
ANSWER No. 1
It is our intention to encourage and support CSOs and their partners/associates to raise funds in their local
communities. By raising funds, we mean financial means that will be visible as donation on the bank account of the applicant or proof (receipt) in the name of the applicant that other party purchased/paid for a cost from the project budget.
In kind donations such as free of charge meetings rooms, conference halls, municipality van etc. are also
welcomed but they are not considered as financial contribution in this project.
We encourage applicants to raise funds from various sources such as entrepreneurs, citizens, institutions,
international organizations, self-financing activities which has to be visible on applicants’ bank account as
QUESTION No. 2
In the call for the proposal document, it is stated that “Applicant must have minimum one partner, either from the public or business sector”.
Does the applicant from Turkey act as a sub-grantee and have to divide the support (max €7.400) with the
other partners from public or private sector? Or, the Youth Communication Centre is already a sub-grantee and local CSOs in Turkey apply as a partner (individually)?
ANSWER No. 2
Potential applicants have to divide the support with the other partners with which they will develop and apply project proposal. Youth Communication Centre will play role as donor, not as partner.
QUESTION No. 3
Is local municipality eligible to apply?
ANSWER No. 3
In regard to general conditions, only registered NGOs or CSOs which are:
• Legal entities registered in the Business Registers/Court or other relevant body in the one of the
countries targeted by the Call (WB and Turkey) where they operate, and have
• Registered organizational bank accounts, and
• Have capacity to implement the proposed action,
can apply a project. However, as another condition is that potential applicants need to apply project in
partnership with minimum one partner, either from public or private sector, local municipality is eligible to participate in project proposal as partner.
QUESTION No. 4
In project proposal application form there is question “Member of Peace and Reconciliation project or
network” where offered answers are YES/NO. On which network or project this question is refers?
ANSWER No. 4
To any network or project, except consortium of partner organisations established for purposes of
implementation of project Divided Past – Joint Future.
QUESTION No. 5
In the General Conditions section of the Grant Call Proposal of the project, it says that the project partner must be either a business or public entity. In this context, can one of the project partners be a profit-oriented company or NGOs such as the chamber of commerce or chamber of the industry?
ANSWER No. 5
QUESTIONS No. 6
Can one of the project partners from abroad, for example, an EU member country institution, can it be a project partner? or should the foreign partners only come from the Western Balkans countries?
ANSWER No. 6
Although that specific objective is on strengthening regional cooperation and capacities in Western Balkan region and Turkey, it is possible that you might choose public institution from EU member’s countries.
However, in this context it is desirable to have at least one partner, either business or private sector, from one of the targeted countries.
QUESTION No. 7
We would like to know more about which kind of support you will provide to potential grantees in process of VAT exclusion.
ANSWER No. 7
Where the sub-grantee can obtain VAT exemption for this sub-grant, the Youth Communication Centre will support the grantees in this process. Where the sub-grantee cannot obtain VAT exemption for this sub-grant, the Youth Communication Centre will provide the legal justification (document) stating that the sub-grantees cannot obtain VAT exemption for this sub-grant.
Call of ProposalDocuments2