50 candidates from 21 settlements took part in the BFW’s call for proposals “Feminism in action”

  •  June 21, 2021

50 project proposals by 49 non-governmental organizations from 21 settlements in Bulgaria were submitted in the BFW’s call for proposals “Feminism in action”

The settlements where the candidate organizations are planning the implementation of their projects include small and large towns, as well as villages: Antonovo, Botevgrad, Varna, Vratsa, Dimitrovgrad, Dobrich, Kazanlak, Lovech, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Ruse, Borislavtsi (Haskovo district), Drugan village (Radomir municipality), Kurtovo village (Karlovo district), Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Sofia, Harmanli and Haskovo.

The organizations whose projects have been received and will take part in the selection procedure are the following:

  1. Arte Urbana Collective – Sofia
  2. Bibliofem – Sofia
  3. Bulgarian platform at the European Women’s Lobby – Sofia
  4. Institute for Health Activities and Technologies – Plovdiv
  5. Women’s Club “Rodopchanka” – Smolyan
  6. Levfem – Sofia
  7. Doctors of the World – Sliven
  8. Cultural Research Network – Sofia
  9. Iskra – 2009 Community Center – Borislavtsi village, municipality Madjarovo, Haskovo region
  10. Association “Academica – We, the citizens” – Sofia
  11. Association “Be good! Do good!”- Vratsa
  12. Association “Inspire Bulgaria” – Sofia
  13. Association “Ecomission 21st Century” – Lovech
  14. Association “Women of Kazanlak” – Kazanlak
  15. Association “Cybele” – Haskovo
  16. Association “Hope for Antonovo” – Antonovo
  17. Orion Association – Care for Leaders and Authorities – Sofia
  18. Human Rights Project Association – Sofia
  19. Saffo-Bulgaria Association and Big Deal – Sofia
  20. Startup Factors Association – Ruse
  21. Association “Students in Action” – Sofia
  22. Via Civic Association – Sofia
  23. Association for Volunteer Work (CVS – Bulgaria) – Sofia
  24. Association for Psychosocial Support and Personal Development – Smolyan
  25. Association of Rural Youth “Together” – Pleven
  26. Unity-Harmanli Association
  27. NGO “Institute for Progressive Education” – Sofia
  28. NGO “Young, active, creative” – ​​the village of Kurtovo, Karlovo region
  29. NGO “Parallel-Silistra” – Silistra
  30. NGO “Start it smart” and Female Entrepreneurship Bulgaria – Sofia
  31. Fighting Mother Foundation – Varna
  32. Future Perfect Foundation – Sofia
  33. Gender Alternatives Foundation – Plovdiv
  34. Dignita Foundation – Sofia
  35. The People Foundation – Sofia
  36. Ekaterina Karavelova Foundation – Plovdiv
  37. Ex Nihilo Foundation – Sofia
  38. Impact Drive Foundation – Sofia
  39. Books and Children Foundation – Sofia
  40. Dreams in Action Foundation – Sofia
  41. Nation Foundation – Botevgrad
  42. Winged Foundation – Sofia
  43. Right to Childhood Foundation – Ruse
  44. Right to a New Future Foundation – Sofia
  45. Right to a New Future Foundation – 2nd project – Sofia
  46. St. Nicholas the Wonderworker”- Dobrich
  47. H&D Gender Perspectives Foundation – Dimitrovgrad
  48. Solidarity in Action Foundation – Drugan village, Radomir municipality
  49. Foundation “Positive skills of the individual in society” (PULS) – Pernik
  50. Foundation for Community Development and Cooperation – Sliven

All organizations that have not complied with the word limit, have not correctly titled their application emails (according to the terms of the competition) or have made other inaccuracies will be deprived of points in the evaluation process.

The evaluation criteria include:

  • Administrative compliance with the requirements of the competition – completed and completed application form (in Word) and budget form (in Excel) according to the requirements of BFW; attached signed and stamped Declaration of Authenticity and Personal Data Protection.
  • Capacity and/or potential for project implementation (application of newly registered organizations is encouraged).
  • Relation of the goals and activities of the project with the priorities of the present call for proposals.
  • Realistic set of goals and expected results.
  • Realistic budget and balance between administrative and implementation costs.

In the evaluation, priority will be given to:

  • Feminist organizations;
  • Organizations working in the field of women’s rights, the empowerment of women and girls and the fight against gender-based violence;
  • Organizations working for prevention and overcoming of multiple discrimination and/or marginalization of vulnerable groups of women and girls (LBTI, Roma, people with disabilities, etc.);
  • Organizations run by women or with more than 50% women in leadership positions in decision-making positions working for human rights;
  • Organizations whose activity is carried out outside of Sofia;
  • Newly established organizations and those whose activity has been carried out for less than 3 years;
  • Organizations whose annual budget is 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-profit organizations in partnership with an unregistered group/team;
  • Project proposals based on an intersectional approach;
  • They address the needs of groups of women who are subject to multiple discrimination and/or marginalization.

The Project Evaluation Committee will consist of members of the Board of Trustees and the BFW team, as well as external experts, whose names will be announced when the results are published.

The Bulgarian Fund for Women will not provide individual feedback to the applicant organizations. The results of the competition will be announced by July 12, 2021.

Please, if you do not see the name of your organization in the list of applicants, but have submitted documents in the competition, contact us immediately via e-mail at office@bgfundforwomen.org

The competition is supported by the Global Fund for Women, Mama Cash and Sigrid Raising Trust.

Additional information

All approved organizations will sign a[TP3] Funding Agreement with the Bulgarian Fund for Women, and after the completion of the projects, by the end of August 2022, the organizations have to submit a narrative and financial report according to samples and instructions, which they will receive from BFW.

The support of the Bulgarian Fund for Women must be credited in all communication activities and materials of the project, according to the terms of the financing agreement.

BFW is a controller of personal data and processes such data in accordance with the legislation on personal data protection and Regulation (EU) 2016/679. You can get acquainted with our Policy for personal data processing here.

For additional information and questions, get in touch with us at office@bgfundforwomen.org

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