In the Centre development region (districts of Anenii Noi, Calarasi, Criuleni, Dubasari, Hincesti, Ialoveni, Nisporeni, Orhei, Rezina, Straseni, Soldanesti, Telenesti and Ungheni), implementation of the Local Grants Program is carried out by the Association for Efficient and Responsible Governance AGER in partnership with the Public Association Regional Development Agency ”Habitat” (RDA ”Habitat”).
The Association for Efficient and Responsible Governance AGER is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation, registered in 2012, but it already has a prominent experience in watchdog and advocacy activities. Scope of work it performs is to help promoting reforms to build a democratic state, in which the governance is efficient, transparent, accountable and operates in public service and benefit all citizens of the Republic of Moldova.
The most important projects implemented so far pertain to monitoring of the justice sector reform, public procurement area and promotion of anti-corruption policies. Over the past years, AGER has become a centre of expertise in public procurement and implemented a national wide campaign of monitoring of public procurement procedures, training and empowering local NGOs to supervise how public money is spent by the local contracting authorities.
RDA ”Habitat” is a public, non-profit association established on 18 December 2001, specialised in the provision of services of public interest for the sustainable development of rural settlements in development regions in the Republic of Moldova. Thus, the mission of the Association is to contribute to community development by strengthening participatory democracy, tourism, small and medium businesses, and vocational training. During its work, RDA ”Habitat” has successfully implemented over 100 projects.
The amount available for competition of grants in Centre development region is 750,000 EUR.
First call for proposals
The first grants competition for local non-governmental organizations in Centre region was launched in December 2019, and 104 project proposals were received. As a result of the evaluation process, 14 organizations were selected and awarded with grants in the total amount of 380,000 Euro.
Second call for proposals
The second grants competition for local non-governmental organizations in Centre region was launched in November 2020, and 25 project proposals were received. As a result of the evaluation process, 14 organizations were selected and awarded with grants in the total amount of 370,000 Euro.
The final list of grants beneficiaries can be accessed here.
The Local Grants Programme is launched under the Single Support Framework for European Union (EU) support to Moldova (2017-2020) within the European Neighbourhood Instrument through the Action "Citizens' Empowerment in the Republic of Moldova" (2019 -2021) and implemented by the German Development Cooperation through GIZ.