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ISC Announces the Innovation Fund Request for Applications, open until May 1, 2012

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vesti2The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is implementing a seven-year Civil Society Advocacy Initiative (CSAI) program that seeks to support civil society in Serbia in its ability to help citizens take responsibility for determining the kind of society they live in by increasing citizen participation in all aspects of public life.

Through grants, training, and networking opportunities, CSAI helps citizen initiatives and civil society organizations (CSOs) more effectively communicate their priorities and coordinate with government, the private sector, and others to tangibly improve people’s lives. This program is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit project proposals from CSOs that introduce new or innovative approaches, topics, and/or resources in dealing with relevant problems in Serbia today. Grants will be awarded to creative proposals that empower citizens to get engaged in affecting meaningful change in their communities. We strongly encourage CSOs to develop strategies of interacting with wider audiences by using the Internet, social media and new technologies. We also support other types of innovation that are not necessarily tech-related, such as new methods/models for advocacy, raising awareness, or constituency building, etc.

Grants awarded will range from 15,000 to 25,000 USD, depending on project needs.

More information on the Success Grants Program can be found in the Request for Applications (RFA) document, which can be downloaded from ISC Serbia’s web site at: http://www.iscserbia.org/resources/documents/Innovation_Fund_RFA_2011.pdf

Applicants are strongly encouraged to raise any questions and inquiries, and to share their ideas regarding the application process at the ISC Serbia’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts:

Proposed concept notes should be submitted to ISC/CSAI using the Online Application Form available at: http://www.iscserbia.org/contact.php

Innovation Fund Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until the May 1, 2012. There are no submission deadlines and project proposals can be submitted to ISC/CSAI anytime during the year.