Winners of the Grants Programme for Civil Society launched a new round of projects for enhancing confidence among people on both sides of the Nistru River

28 May 2013

Another nine civil society projects were launched with the purpose to increase confidence among people on both sides of the Nistru River and to improve the quality of their lives. Selected during the second round of the Grants programme for Civil Society, organized by the UNDP-EU “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme, the projects will be carried out in partnership with the nongovernmental organizations from both banks.

The winning projects were selected by an Evaluation Committee of the UNDP-EU Programme through a staged, transparent, and competitive process based on the proposals submitted for the contest. A total of 117 project proposals were submitted for two funding lines of the contest: large grants for organizations with extensive experience in project implementation and small grants.

The 9 selected projects aim to promote good relationships and to enhance confidence between people from both sides of the Nistru River in areas related to access to qualitative social services, environment protection and energy efficiency, mass media, art and culture, promotion of democratic values, sustainable development of rural localities, sports, child rights promotion, etc.

The winning organizations will benefit not only from financial support, but also from technical and logistical assistance of the UNDP-EU “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme during the implementation of the projects in 2013-2014. Currently, other 12 projects selected during the first round of the Grants programme are being implemented. The estimated budget of these 21 on-going projects amounts for about $US 1 million. In June 2012, the UNDP-EU “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme will launch the third round of grants for civil society.

Funded by the European Union and co-funded and implemented by UNDP, the “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme contributes to promoting confidence between both sides of the Nistru River by involving local authorities, civil society, business community, and other stakeholders interested in local communities’ social and economic development. The Programme carries out activities in five main areas: business development, civil society, social infrastructure renovation through local development, health, and environment protection.

Contact Information

Olga Vasiliev, Project Coordinator/Civil Society Development, SCBM Programme, Tel: (+ 22 373) 839 866, E-mail: olga.vasiliev@undp.org, Natalia Costaş, Communication Consultant, SCBM Programme, Tel: (+ 373 22) 69221141, E-mail: natalia.costas@undp.org