De Facto Active: fAKT approved financial support for 10 CSOs

fAKT Selection Committee for De Facto Active program (meeting held on Friday, 22nd July and on Monday, 25th July 2016) evaluated all projects proposals and made decision to allocate financial support for 10 best ranked projects awarding EUR 61,958.00.

Fund for Active Citizenship – fAKT started program entitled “De facto Active”, supported through IPA 2014 Civil Society Facility Montenegro Programme funded by the European Union through the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro.Out of 30 organizations that participated in training modules, 24 organizations submitted project proposals. The Committee had the task to select 10 organizations for support.

The list of CSOs selected for financial support by Selection Committee members:

1 NOVI HORIZONT Ulcinj 7104
2 Proactive Podgorica 7864
3 Odred izviđača „Njegoš“ Podgorica 7665
4 Fenomeni Kolašin 5240
5 Civis Diversus Nikšić 6280
6 Naša budućnost Nikšić 6592
7 Morakovo Nikšić 5810
8 Građanska inicijativa mladih Rožaje 5000
9 Udruženje “Puževa kućica” Budva 5143
10 AKTIVNA ZONA Cetinje 5260
    TOTAL 61,958.00

We started procedure of signing contracts with CSOs on 3rd and 4th August. Until now, we signed contracts with 8 CSOs that received support through program De facto Active.

They start implementation of their projects in September 2016.

We are really sorry for the CSO Omladinski kulturni centar OKC Herceg Novi. They were also among the best ranked CSOs by our Committee, but unfortunately, this CSO (as they informed us) is not in a position to implement the project. Due to the emergency situation they will be out of premises for work.

When we determine the amount of the remaining funds, through this program, for support to CSOs implement projects, there will be announced internal Call (presumably March 2017) for organizations that, in this round, did not get support (14 organizations).

Statement by one of the CSOs on the process of financial support and selection:

„Thank you for your trust. We look forward to the realization of the project. We are pleased that excellent ideas have the possibility to be realized.

The opportunity fAKT provide confirms sincerity and will to help organizations in their development.“