The first round of macro projects is closed

The on-line application system for 1st phase macro project applications was closed on the deadline,18.00 on the 29th of March. Until this date the system received 310 finalized applications divided between the 2 thematic areas as follows: 

I. thematic area (advocacy and watchdog): 105 pcs

II. thematic area (organization and community development): 205 pcs

Program managers of the operator foundations will begin pre-screening the proposals after Easter. Every applicant who will be excluded on formal grounds will receive notification and in unclear cases be asked questions if needed.

The content evaluation involving external experts starts after the pre-screening process is closed, based on the criteria announced in the call for proposals and described in detail in the rules of evaluation document. The evaluation is expected to be closed in the second week of May. We will publish the results here on the website and all applicants will be notified via e-mail.

After the second phase altogether 30-35 macro projects can be supported given the available budget and the size of grant an application can receive.