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World Bank Azerbaijan announces Civil Society Fund Program for 2011

April 15, 2011



THE WORLD BANK OFFICE IN AZERBAIJAN ANNOUNCES OPENING OF THE APPLICATIONS PERIOD FOR CIVIL SOCIETY FUND PROGRAM FOR 2011

The World Bank Office in Azerbaijan is pleased to announce the new round of the CIVIL SOCIETY FUND PROGRAM 2011 (SCF11)

We invite civil society organizations of Azerbaijan to participate in the CSF11 with projects that propose one time and highly visible and comprehensive activities/campaigns using modern media that would focus on promoting civic engagement in the development processes taking place in the country.

The CSF11 supports activities like conferences and other well structured and highly visible fora and events that will help achieve the goals specified above.

Civil Society Fund Program does not support:  research programs, formal academic training programs, operational projects, ongoing institutional core support, scholarships, fellowships, study programs, or individuals applying on their own behalf, including for travel or studies.

World Bank has earmarked USD 40,000 for this year’s program.  The size of an individual grant ranges from $3,000 to 7,000. Grants projects will be selected on a competitive basis, and will be available to local non-governmental, non-commercial organizations (NGOs) with at least two years of practical and active experience. Applicant organizations are strongly encouraged to show cash or in-kind contribution commitment for the implementation of the project.

Applications must be submitted to the World Bank Office in Azerbaijan at 90A, Nizami street, the Landmark III, Baku AZ 1010, Azerbaijan; in Azerbaijani and/or English by May10, 2011, and awards will be announced by May 31, 2011.


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