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Results of the first round of the Active Communities: Solidarity Response to COVID-19 program

In order to respond to the problems of communities caused by the coronavirus pandemic, on April 10, the Trag Foundation announced a call for project proposals for the Active Communities: Solidarity Response to COVID-19 program, intending to support actions aimed at reducing the spread of the virus and facilitating self-isolation, as well as actions focused on both recovery and resilience of communities from the economic and other social consequences of the pandemic.

The first shortlist of applications was made on April 21, and out of 150 project proposals, the Donation Team from the Trag Foundation, with the great support of external advisors, today selected 24 initiatives from the first round that will be supported by a total amount of 8,079,845,00 dinars.

The projects supported in the first round of the program are:

– Women’s Association Let’s Save the Village (Priboj Banja)
– United Action The Roof Over Our Head (Belgrade)
– Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina (Novi Sad)
– Human Rights Committee Vranje (Vranje)
– Educational Humanitarian Organization EHO (Prokuplje)
– Association of Health Workers of the National Association of the Rasina District (Kruševac)
– Association From the Circle – Niš (Niš)
– Association Phenomena (Kraljevo)
– Sombor Educational Center (Sombor)
– SOS Women’s Center (Novi Sad)
– CEPORA – Center for Positive Youth Development (Belgrade)
– Association of Children with Disabilities and Their Parents Bajina Bašta (Bajina Bašta)
– Association Rainbow (Šabac)
– Association Halfway (Pančevo)
– Youth Association Lock up (Bečej)
– Association Impuls (Tutin)
– Association for Local Development Kamenica (Kamenica, Niš)
– Association for Helping People with Autism (Kragujevac)
– Center for Emotional Support to People in Crisis and Prevention of Suicide – “Srce” (Novi Sad)
– Association of Citizens of Ternipe (Pirot)
– Association of Roma Students (Novi Sad)
– Association Production Roma World (Niš)
– NGO BE ACTIVE 16 (Preševo)
– Roma Association Danica (Pančevo)

The second round of the program is still ongoing, and the call for submitting project proposals is open until May 5

Associations and local foundations that were supported in the first round of the program cannot re-apply for the program. 

Associations and local foundations that are not supported in the first round can re-apply only with an improved or new project proposal.

The Active Communities: Solidarity Response to COVID-19 program is being implemented with the financial support of the Balkan Trust for Democracy, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Oak Foundation.