BFW received 44 applications in the Girls and Young Women empowerment contest
42 civic organizations from 14 towns and villages in Bulgaria applied with 44 projects for funding in the contest of Bulgarian Fund for Women to support projects aimed at empowering girls and young women. The places where the organizations envisage to implement their projects include small and large cities, as well as villages, including: Gabrovo, Haskovo, Isperih, Kazanlak, Karlovo, Kurtovo, Novi Pazar, Opaka, Pernik, Plovdiv, Ruse, Smolyan, Sofia and Varna.
The organizations whose projects have been received are:
Association “For you” – Varna
Association “Parent – Child” – Varna
Association “Young, active, creative” – Kurtovo
Association “Hayachi” – Novi Pazar
Association “Beautiful Tomorrow” – Opaka
Association “Femini” – Pernik
Association “Mutual Aid” – Pernik
Association for Career Development and Training (AKRO) – Plovdiv
Association Zornitsa – Isperih
Association “Women of Kazanlak” – Kazanlak
Association “Youth and civic initiatives in the Rose Valley” – Karlovo
Association “Plovdiv Civic Club” – Plovdiv
Association “Startup Factory” – Ruse
Association “Inspire Bulgaria” – Sofia
Association “VIA CIVIC” – Sofia, project one
Association “VIA CIVIC”- Sofia – project two
Association “Youth Organization of Deaf Activists” – Sofia
Association “National Alliance for Development” – Sofia
Association “Orion Grid” – Sofia, project one
Association “Orion Grid” – Sofia, project two
Association “Kibela” – Haskovo
Association “Synergy Bulgaria” – Sofia
Arte Urbana Collective – Sofia
Bilitis Resource Center – Sofia
Bulgarian Society for Group Analysis and Group Processes (BOGAGP) – Sofia
Flower Theater – Sofia
Foundation “Benefactor” – Sofia
Foundation “Dignita” – Sofia
Foundation “Nox Theater” – Sofia
Foundation “No blink in front of the Bulgarian cinema!” – Sofia
Foundation WINGED – Sofia
Foundation Blue Cube – Sofia
Foundation Fig – Sofia
Foundation Technologies with a Cause (in the process of renaming “Humans in the Loop”) – Sofia
Gender Alternatives Foundation – Plovdiv
Glocal Change Forum – Gabrovo
Institute for Peace Studies – Plovdiv
Stoyana Krastanova Foundation – Plovdiv
Women’s Club “Rodopchanka” – Smolyan
Youth Organization of the Union of the Deaf in Bulgaria (MOSGB) – Sofia
The evaluation of the projects will be done by the team of Bulgarian Fund for Women and external experts, who will be announced together with the results of the competition.
The evaluation criteria include:
Administrative compliance with the requirements of the competition – completed Application Form (in Word) and Budget Form (in Excel), according to the requirements of the BFW; attached signed and stamped Declaration of Reliability and Declaration of No Double Funding.
Capacity and/or potential for project implementation (applications of newly registered organizations are encouraged).
Coherence between the project objectives, planned activities and their compliance with the thematic requirements of the competition.
Realism of the set goals and expected results.
Realistic budget and balance between administrative and implementation costs.
In the evaluation, priority will be given to:
Organizations working in the field of women’s rights, the empowerment of women and girls and the fight against gender-based violence;
Organizations working to empower and overcome multiple discrimination and/or marginalization of vulnerable groups of women (LGBTI, Roma, people with disabilities, single mothers, etc.);
Organizations run by women or with over 75% women in leadership positions and decision-making positions working for human rights;
Organizations whose activity is carried out outside Sofia;
Newly established feminist groups and organizations whose activity has been carried out for less than a year;
Organizations with an annual budget of less than BGN 50,000.
Additional evaluation points will be given to:
Project proposals that will be implemented by several organizations in partnership;
Project proposals that will be implemented by non-for-profit organizations in partnership with an unregistered group/team;
Project proposals based on an intersectional approach / cross-cutting of social inequalities;
Project proposals that address the needs of vulnerable groups (groups of women subjected to multiple discrimination and / or marginalization).
The Bulgarian Fund for Women will not provide individual feedback to the applicant organizations. The results of the competition will be announced by the end of the day on September 21, 2018.
All approved organizations will sign a Funding Agreement with the Bulgarian Fund for Women, and after the completion of the projects, by the end of April 2021, the organizations have to send a narrative and financial report according to instructions, which they will receive in advance from the BFW.
The support of the Bulgarian Fund for Women has to be presented in all communication activities and materials of the project, according to the terms of the Funding Agreement.
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