2 Calls for projects in Kosovo

First call for Kosovo – The Embassy of Canada in Kosovo has launched its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries, which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed by local partners.

Deadline date: The deadline for submission is 10 June 2024 at 23:59 (GMT+X)

Budget: The average CFLI contribution is $20,000 to $35,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD$100,000 is the maximum allocation amount for a project eligible under CFLI).

Thematic Priorities: All projects must align with at least 1 of the following CFLI thematic priorities:

        • Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
        • Inclusive governance, including diversity and 2SLGBTQI+, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
        • Growth that works for everyone, including women’s economic rights, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship, investing in the poorest and most vulnerable, and safeguarding economic gains.

Gender-Based Analysis (GBA): Inadequate completion of a GBA may affect the consideration of your proposal. A GBA will require applicants to:

  • consider how women, girls, men, and boys are affected differently by the problem their project is aiming to address, ensuring, at the same time, that the project does not cause harm;
  • consult women and/or girls in the development of their project proposal; and,
  • ensure that the views of those women and/or girls inform the project’s design

Who are eligible:

  • Local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations,
  • Local academic institutions working on local projects,
  • International non-governmental organizations working on local development activities,
  • Intergovernmental, multilateral, and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities,
  • Municipal, regional, or national government institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects, and
  • Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that are working on local development activities.

The majority of CFLI funding is to be directed toward local civil society organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and other institutions working at the local level. Other entities, such as international, intergovernmental, multilateral, and regional organizations may be eligible for funding, provided they are working with local partners and on local projects that are consistent with the objectives of the CFLI. Similarly, municipal, regional, and national government institutions may receive funding if their projects are essentially local.

Not eligible activities:

  • nuclear technologies and facilities,
  • assistance to military or paramilitary organizations,
  • gifts,
  • luxury goods,
  • direct fiscal support to a government,
  • seed funding and/or microfinance,
  • core funding or recurrent costs of an organisation
  • expenses incurred prior to the signing of the contribution agreement, or after it expires

How to apply: Proposals should be submitted electronically to: ZAGRB.CanadaFund@international.gc.ca. Only those proposals using the designated application form and including the required budget document will be considered.

For more information, please access the call page.


Second call for Kosovo – Small Grants by the Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation through The Liaison Office of the Slovak Republic in Pristina.

These small grants focus on supporting small-scale development projects and enable a flexible, operational, and effective response to development needs at the local level.

Deadline date: 30 June 2024 (submissions are evaluated on a rolling basis)

Budget/grant amount: The maximum amount of the non-repayable financial contribution is EUR 10 000 per project. 

Project duration: From 6 to maximum 12 months

Eligible Sectors:

  • Quality education – education at all school levels, acquiring professional skills with focus on entering the labour market and conducting own business, education of pedagogical and non-pedagogical staff, equipment of school facilities;
  • Good health – health care with emphasis on mothers and children, nutrition programs, education, and awareness of the population in the field of prevention and health care, education of health professionals, equipment of health facilities;
  • Good governance and civil society building – public sector reform, public finance management, support for the rule of law and civil society participation in democratic processes, local government capacity building and active citizen participation in community development, security sector reform, activities of civilian experts in international crisis management, conflict prevention and support for reconciliation activities;
  • Food safety and agriculture – introduction of new techniques and procedures in all parts of the food chain, including processing of agricultural products, their marketing and sale, food security, job creation;
  • Infrastructure and sustainable use of natural resources – water management, integrated management of water and other natural resources, revitalization and protection of endangered water resources, drinking water supply, wastewater treatment, waste management, raising environmental awareness, energy security and the use of alternative energy sources, sustainable development of settlements, increasing resilience to natural disasters, including climate change, soil protection, reducing soil degradation and drying, halting the loss of biodiversity, protecting ecosystems, restoring degraded ecosystems
  • Support for the creation of a market environment – support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, the introduction of innovations, job creation
  • Cross-Cutting Themes: environment, gender equality and good governance and civil society-building with emphasis on human rights, rule of law and democracy.

Who are eligible: NGOs, non-profit subjects and local authorities.

How to apply:  Small Grants Filled Application for financial contribution accompanied by registration documents, CV of statutory representative/s as well as project manager, shall be sent by e-mail to branchemb.pristina@mzv.sk.

Send/deliver hard copy to: The Liaison Office of the Slovak Republic in Pristina, Selim Berisha 11, 10000 Prishtina.

For more information, visit the call page here.


B.       Voluntary Throughcare Grant Fund (UK) – to provide support to people leaving prison after a short-term prison sentence or a period on remand

Applications are now open for the new grant fund to establish a national voluntary throughcare partnership of third sector organisations launched by the Scottish Government. This fund aims to provide support to people leaving prison after a short-term prison sentence or a period on remand. Community Justice Scotland is conducting the grant process and assessment on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Deadline date: 9 July 2024 (Tuesday), 15:00 BST

Eligible activities:

Applicants will be asked to set out how they intend to structure and deliver support, including any specific focus or approach to delivering the support they would be providing and any outcomes they would seek to work towards achieving. The support provided by the partnership must be person-centred and needs led – this includes flexibility to provide various kinds of support at different times as needs arise and change in the weeks and months following release. These include, primarily,

  • Access to, and continuity of, health and social care
  • Access to suitable accommodation following release from a prison sentence
  • Support to enhance their readiness for employment
  • Enhanced community integration and support

The following support can also be included:

  • Financial needs
  • Employment
  • Education and training
  • Accommodation
  • Individual and social needs
  • Substance use
  • Physical and mental health
  • Social support
  • Family support

How to apply: Please email completed applications along with all relevant attachments to Grants@communityjustice.scot

For more information, please access the call page and the grant criteria guidance.