Refugee crisis response: Call for Proposals, launched by People in Need

About the implementer:

People in Need (PIN) is a Czech non-governmental organization founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality, and solidarity. Considering human dignity and freedom to be fundamental values, having administered projects in more than 50 countries over the past 25 years, PIN has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe.

About this Funding Opportunity:

As part of the People in Need’s response to Ukrainian refugee crisis in Moldova, PIN is working to support CSOs in enhancing their operational capacities to provide immediate to medium-term assistance to refugees fleeing from Ukraine. Selected CSOs are expected to utilize the funding on addressing the negative impact of displacement on both refugees and their hosting communities in Moldova.

Eligible CSOs:

  • CSOs with active registration in Moldova for at least 1 year
  • CSOs already involved in the response to refugee crisis in Moldova in provision of following services:
    • legal counselling to refugees
    • shelter assistance or temporary living
    • provision of food and non-food items to refugees
    • psycho-social and health-related support.

Eligible costs:

  • Operational and administrative costs of an CSO, including office rent, stationary, utilities, and communications
  • Transportation costs (rent, fuel, car insurance)
  • Procurement/rent of equipment including maintenance and operational costs
  • Procurement of food and non-food items
  • Medicaments or medical equipment
  • Printing of information materials
  • Bank fees.

Ineligible costs:

  • Services of external consultants
  • Purchase of software or bigger IT equipment
  • Environmentally harmful items
  • International travel.

Budget and Duration of the implementation:

Available funding under this call: up to 60.000 EUR. The size of the grants can be in the range of 3.000 EUR to 10.000 EUR disbursed through an agreed financial plan over the duration up to 3 months.

Evaluation criteria:


Max. Points

CSO capacity to implement the proposed services and previous experience with provision of similar services


Relevancy and impact on final beneficiaries


Quality and logical structure of the proposed Action


Cost-Efficiency (price versus reach and impact)




Required documents:

Selection process:

The selection process will consist of the following steps:

  • Submission of the abovementioned documents
  • Evaluation of the proposals
  • Selection of proposals
  • If selected, a disbursement plan will be agreed upon between PIN and the selected CSO.


Proposals will be accepted starting with 14.03.2022 and will be evaluated on the following basis:

  • the proposals received until 21.03.2022, 10:00 will be evaluated until 22.03.2022
  • the proposals received until 28.03.2022, 10:00 will be evaluated until 29.03.2022
  • the proposals received until 31.03.2022, 10:00 will be evaluated until 01.04.2022.

The project proposals should be submitted to the following email address: specifying Ref. in the subject line: “Refugee crisis response”. The applications can be submitted in Romanian, Russian or English.

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