Call for Innovative Proposals and Advocacy Grants 2020

Deadline for application: 29 February 2020

Eligible countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia

The Roma Education Fund’s (REF) mission and goal is to contribute to closing the gap in educational outcomes between Roma and non-Roma. In order to achieve this goal, the organization supports policies and programs which ensure quality education for Roma through scholarships, grant making and advocacy activities.

The objectives of REF include:

  • Expanding Roma children’s access to quality early childhood education and care;
  • Improving primary education outcomes for Roma children aged six to fourteen;
  • Boosting academic performance and graduation rates from secondary education for Roma pupils;
  • Supporting access to tertiary education, improving graduation levels and strengthening identity of Roma university students, and
  • Expanding employment opportunities for young Roma adults

This Call for Proposal is for unsolicited pilot project proposals only and interested applicants can apply for:

  • Innovative grant proposals between EUR 20,000-50,000 aligned with REF’s Strategic Framework (2021-2030) (Section 1).
  • Advocacy grant proposals up to EUR 25,000 aligned with REF’s Strategic Framework (2021-2030) (Section 2)

Applicants can submit only one pilot project proposal within each category either as an applicant or a partner.

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