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15. January 2021.

The organization "People in Need Serbia PIN" issued a call for project proposals dealing with the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic in three local self-governments in southern Serbia, or in Bujanovac, Lebane and Vranje.

The award of grants will support local initiatives that contribute to mitigating the effects of COVID-19 in local communities. It was said in the statement of the organization that small grants, up to 25,000 euros, would be approved for the projects implemented in the three aforementioned municipalities.

The text with the terms of the call, as well as the required forms in three languages, Serbian, Albanian and English, can be downloaded on, while all the questions about the call can be e-mailed to

The organization "People in Need" expects to receive project proposals dealing with gender equality at the local level, especially with inequalities arising from the crisis caused by COVID-19, projects that mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in certain vulnerable minority groups, as well as proposals for cooperation with the local authorities on these issues. Projects should encourage civic activism at the local level, civic participation and community work.

Organizations and initiatives led or represented by women are especially encouraged to apply.

The award of grants is part of the ALVED (Amplifying Local Voices for Equitable Development) project, which is financially supported by the Government of Great Britain (Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund CSSF).

The ALVED project is implemented by the Peaceful Change Initiative (PCI) and the People in Need, in close partnership with Civic Initiatives, the PEN Peer Educators Network and the NGO Aktiv.

"People in Need" is a Czech non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides humanitarian and development assistance in more than 30 countries around the world. The organization is recognizable in the Western Balkans for providing emergency assistance to refugees and migrants. The organization has its office in Serbia as well, and supports projects related to good governance, deinstitutionalization, inclusion of persons with disabilities and inclusive education.

Source:  "People in Need Serbia" and Coordination Body