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MATRA Call for Proposals 2011 Opened - Deadline May 9, 13:00h



The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia and Armenia
announces a call for proposals under its MATRA 2011 programme.



The general objective of Matra is to contribute to the development of a
pluralistic democracy, grounded on the rule of law with room for dialogue
between government and civil society; and to build capacity and strengthen
the institutions of civil society and government. This is achieved by
supporting interventions of local NGO's or local government capable of
bringing positive change into the priority areas identified per each Matra
country. Such change should affect civic organization, institutions and
social relations.


Eligibility

The program is open for Armenian and Georgian NGO's and local governments.


Following are the qualifying themes for MATRA 2011 (different per country):

Georgia: (i) Human Rights/Media; and (ii) Environment

Armenia: (i) Human Rights/Media; and (ii) Welfare



Duration



Proposed projects can have the implementation period of:



(i) up to 12 months; or

(ii) from 12 months up to 24 months.



The duration of the project defines the budget that the project is eligible
for.



Budget

The maximum budget for a project with the duration of up to 12 months is
25,000 EUR for projects by Armenian NGO's, and 59,800 GEL for projects by
Georgian NGO's.

The maximum budget for a project with the duration from 12 months up to 24
months is 50,000 EUR for projects by Armenian NGO's, and 119,600 GEL for
projects by Georgian NGO's.



Deadline



The appraisal process will be organised in two stages. In first instance,
applicants will be invited to submit short project outlines, on the basis of
which a number of organisations will be shortlisted. These will be invited
to submit their project in more detail (for which a separate format will be
provided). Final grantees will be selected from these shortlisted
applications.



The deadline for the first stage application is 9 May, 13:00 hrs. Timelines
for the next stage will be communicated later.



Further Information



For full information about the program, guidelines, application procedure
and forms please refer to the MATRA section of the Netherlands Embassy
website: www.mfa.nl/tbi.




From: A. Papazian