Updated Apr 12, 2019CLOSED

Roma Education Fund Call for Proposals

Offered by Roma Education Fund

The Roma Education Fund’s (REF) mission and goal is to contribute to closing the gap in educational outcomes between Roma and non-Roma. In order to achieve this goal, the organization supports policies and programs which ensure quality education for Roma through scholarships, grant making and advocacy activities. The objectives of REF include: Expanding Roma children’s access to quality early childhood education and care; Improving primary education outcomes for Roma children aged six to fourteen; Boosting academic performance and graduation rates from secondary education for Roma pupils; Supporting access to tertiary education, improving graduation levels and strengthening identity of Roma university students, and Expanding employment opportunities for young Roma adults.
Learn More
CLOSEDApr 19, 2019Deadline
Up to $90,223Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale, Stage 5: Scaling and Stage 6: Sustained Scale
Implemented in:
Focus AreasEducation

Eligibility description:

  • Legally registered non-governmental organization or institution in the given country;

  • Operational capacity: systems and processes for ensuring sound management of funds. At a minimum, an organization needs to have basic accounting and reporting systems and to have been registered and working for at least 2 years;

  • Proven relevant experience and indicating ability to fulfill the objectives of the action; and

  • Core values in line with REF’s values – tenacity, integrity, justice, accountability and inquisitiveness – including REF’s commitment to integration and gender mainstreaming;

  • Project proposal should not duplicate activities in an ongoing project funded by REF in the country in question;

  • Project proposals with school-related activities should be supported with partnership agreement(s) between the school(s) and the implementing organization.

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of Funds

REF will consider eligible most of the usual operational costs, including:

  • Costs for gross-salaries for involved staff in implementing the proposed action. Administration category within the budget template must include staff salaries and administration costs. This category must not exceed 25% of the total budget requested from REF.

  • Partial operational costs for the NGOs regular work (office rent, electricity/heating, phone bills, etc.) that are relevant to the proposed action;

  • Direct costs for the proposed action that will occur during its implementation period.

REF will consider the following costs not eligible:

  • Costs of activities that are completed by the date of signature of the grant contract;

  • Cost declared by the grantee that are financed by another donor;

  • Projects supporting individual political parties Purchase of vehicles, equipment, furniture and another inventory;

  • Purchase or renovation (fully or partially) of fixed assets (land, buildings, etc.),

  • Credits to third parties;

  • Currency exchange losses;

  • Debts and debt service charges;

  • Actions concerned only or mainly with individual sponsorships for participation in workshops, seminars, conferences and congresses,

  • Re-granting.

OtherPlease submit annual financial reports for the last two years (2017, 2018) and audit report, if available withi applications.

Application Directions

Please submit completed application templates by email


Learn More