ERIM: Call for applications for "Capacity development trainings grants to support CSOs in the aftermath of the pandemic"


“COVID-19: Civil Society Resilience and Sustainability” is a regional project run by IREX Europe (doing business as Equal Rights and Independent Media (ERIM)) and funded by the European Union. The project aims to support Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), independent activists and independent media to continue their work throughout and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The purpose of the call is to strengthen the governance and management of CSOs by helping them to be more effective institutions within their community by meeting basic organizational needs and to increase their resiliency and sustainability in response the immediate effects of the pandemic crisis. The grants will cover expenses to help organizations reach a specific operational goal.

Number of Grants: up to 4

Maximum Grant Size: up to EUR 15,000

Project Duration: The minimum duration of a project is five months, and the maximum duration is 12 months



Our activities are aimed at CSOs who were affected by and since the pandemic, lack the resources necessary to continue their work effectively and have the potential to build on the grant and become more sustainable.

Eligible beneficiaries are:

  • Officially registered CSOs in Republic of Moldova
  • Social enterprises from Republic of Moldova

Preference will be given to organisations located outside Chisinau due to economic and social disparities between the capital and remote areas, and those working to support the most vulnerable groups disproportionately affected by the pandemic crisis. We will also support a variety of organisations working to promote different causes, such as LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, environmental protection civic activism, etc.

Priority will be given to applications from organisations who have not already received our support under the “COVID-19: Civil Society Resilience and Sustainability” project. Applications from political or religious organisations will not be considered.


For more information, please access the following LINK

The application documents/ templates that shall be mandatory fulfilled and submitted are Annex 1- Narrative form  that can be downloaded using the following  LINK and Annex 2 – Budget that can be downloaded using the following  LINK or can be requested by e-mail: The application form can be submitted in Romanian, Russian or English to the e-mail addresses: Please, state in the subject line “COVID-19/Capacity development training”.

 Proposals must be submitted online by 18:00 local time, November 10, 2022.


Articol adaugat de: Irina Cozma