The Roma Initiatives Office invites Roma and pro-Roma organizations, and nonformal groups, networks, or individuals from Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Spain to apply for urgent-action grants of up to $15,000. The Office provides funding for actions which promote structural change for the benefit of Roma, or respond to anti-Roma events and trends, in any of the countries mentioned above.
While there are no specific priority areas for support, the Opportunity Fund will support short-term actions (up to four months) in two main categories. To receive a grant under this call, a proposal must fall under at least one of these categories:
- seizing a window of opportunity for achieving change, including precedent setting at the legal, policy, or institutional level (Actions could also aim to protect good policies or legal frameworks that are under attack.)
- responses to hate, violence, or politically volatile environments, including responses to hate speech
Applications may be submitted in English at any time during the year. To find out more and to access the application guidelines, please click here.