Updated Feb 12, 2021CLOSED

Support to LSGs in Implementation of Social Protection Services as Adequate Response to Covid-19 Consequences

Offered by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and United Nations

With this Call for Proposal (CFP), the Programme will provide support to up to 20 LSGs in the implementation of social protection services as the response to Covid-19 consequences with the aim of addressing the recognised needs of local vulnerable groups who affected the most during the crisis. In this way, the Programme will contribute to achievement of the overall national recovery framework to reduce social impact on the most vulnerable groups.
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CLOSEDFeb 26, 2021Deadline
Up to $19,000Amount
10 to 12 monthsDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasCitizen Participation (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Social Services (Gender)
Humanitarian Assistance

To be eligible for support, an applicant must fulfil the following criteria:

i. Be one of 96 LSGs that are within the Region of Šumadija and Western Serbia and the Region of Southern and Eastern Serbia that belongs to II, III or IV group of development and currently have up to three or less social protection services in place. Please note that in case that all mentioned criteria are fulfilled, the LSGs that are awarded on previous Programme Call for Support to LSGs in Implementation of Social Protection Services 8 are eligible to apply but only for different proposal of social protection service than they awarded for

ii. The project proposal must be in line with relevant national and local legislative and/or policydocuments, including the process of public procurement of SPS providers.

iii. It will be possible for one LSG to forge partnerships with another LSG or Centre for Social Work (CSW) or both. CSW as a project partner must be mandated for the territory of LSG as a lead partner. In case of inter-municipal cooperation or a partnership between LSG (as a lead partner) and CSW (as a project partner), the partnership must be in a written form (Partnership Agreement or Letter of Intention for Partnership Agreement), signed by both partners, and with a clear division of tasks and responsibilities.

iv. One LSG as a lead applicant can submit only one project proposal. One applicant can be awarded only one grant.

v. One LSG could be a project partner in inter-municipal cooperation and submit its own separate application. In this case, the separate project proposal should address different actions.

Milestones Reached

Countries Implemented In1REQUIRED

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries

As the main target group, the Programme will consider people with disabilities, rural and other vulnerable women, social welfare beneficiaries, Roma and any other individual/group with multi-layer vulnerability. Swiss PRO Programme will be considering the following social groups, both from urban and rural areas, as vulnerable groups that will also be taken into account, where relevant: elderly (especially those over 65 years of age); children and youth(15 to 24 years of age); one-parent families; long-term unemployed; ethnic and religious minories; refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and returnees; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people; and extreme-poverty stricken people in general. The most important is justification that the target group for the project proposal is determined as the one who is the most affected by the crisis caused by Covid-19 epidemic.

Reporting Requirements

The following reports will be expected from the grantee:

● Monthly progress reports (aer the first month and on every 5th of the next month) in Serbian

● The milestone report aer 70% of the first tranche spent, including financial aspect, and must be produced in English

  • The final report assessing and analysing the implemented project, its outputs, and outcomes, submitted 30 days after finalisation of the project. The Final Report includes narrave and financial aspects, including photos, and must be produced in English. These reports will be considered public information

Application And Awards Process

Download detailed information on the Public Call as well as application forms from the Swiss PRO website

Send the clarification requests at the email address rsoc.cfp.clarifications@unops.org no later than 22 February 2021

Submit completed forms in accordance with the terms of the Public Call at rsoc.applications@unops.org


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