The Open Society Foundation for Albania (OSFA), in cooperation with Social Action and Innovation Centre (KMOP) and the Municipality of Tirana (MoT) is implementing the three-year project titled: “Inclusive EduJobs – Towards Context Relevant Policies and Services Enhancing Employability and Educational Outcomes of Roma and Egyptians in Albania”. This project is funded by the European Union under the IPA 2019 Programme, reference: EuropeAid/170610/DD/ACT/AL.

The purpose of the project is to improve the inclusion of women and men, boys and girls from Roma and Egyptian communities in Albania by strengthening municipal capacities to establish and deliver inclusive services to citizens in the area of employment and inclusive education.

This call for proposal objective is to increase the capacity of civil society organizations to develop social enterprises to ensure Roma and Egyptians employment, apply for the “social enterprise status” and to gain access to the National Social Enterprise Fund to support their Roma and Egyptians inclusive social businesses. CSO-s will be supported to develop viable and effective social enterprises which will provide employment for Roma and Egyptians with an emphasis on women and girls. The social enterprises will be a space in which beneficiaries will develop relevant skills for the labour market, improve family incomes and potentially be an income generation mechanism for the CSO in order to fund social activities prioritized from the community.

These objectives will be achieved through the sub-granting schemes mechanism (financial support to third parties) to the Roma and Egyptian CSOs to enable direct support to Roma and Egyptian individuals and complement government funds which these individuals will be able to access.

The application package including the “Guidelines for Applicants” and related information on the requirements and the application procedure is also available in the following link: www.osfa.al

The call will remain open for a one month period, November 1, 2022 until December 2, 2022.

Up to 30 000 EUR – Concept note for sub-grants to support CSOs to establish Social Enterprises that employ Roma and Egyptians

The deadline for the submission of applications is December 2, 2022 at 17.00 local hrs.

This sub-grant scheme is dedicated to local civil society organizations that are registered and operate in Tirana.

INFO_SESSION NOTICE: On the November 11, 2022 the Contracting Authority (OSFA) will organize a 1-day info session in Tirana for potential grant applicants to inform them about the Call and to provide guidance on developing successful grant proposals. Prior announcement will be made in the following days for the venue and agenda.