The Active Citizens Fund’s second call for proposals has received 67 full project applications from NGOs across Lithuania.
The administrative compliance and eligibility assessment is currently ongoing. In the second half of February, the applications will be handed over to experts for quality assessment. The final results will be announced at the end of March.
Applications were submitted for projects in the APF programme’s areas of support which: aim to increase citizen participation in civic activities (Impact Area 1); strengthen civil society oversight and advocacy of public authorities (Impact Area 2); increase support for human rights (Impact Area 3); and empower vulnerable groups to represent and defend their interests (Impact Area 4).
The Active Citizens Fund includes €9.6 million from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norwegian financial mechanisms to strengthen Lithuanian civil society and empower vulnerable groups. This is the contribution of the Republic of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and strengthening bilateral relations with the 15 EU countries in Central and South-Eastern Europe and the Baltic States.