|Grant Number||BG_IX 2006_52|
|Organization||Foundation Open Society Institute - Sofia|
|Project Name||Empowerment of the Powerless|
|Amount Awarded||USD 300,000.00|
|Grant Period||April 01, 2007 - April 01, 2009|
The general goal of the project is to contribute to the social and economic inclusion of marginalized groups (minorities, single parents, elderly people, people with disabilities, people living in remote and isolated villages etc.) by advocacy and mobilizations of social solidarity. OSI will provide a number of small grants to community based marginalized groups or NGOs and to NGO families' engaged in advocacy campaigns. A team of qualified experts will provide an on-going consultancy (coaching and technical assistance) for the grant scheme project implementation. A forum for exchange of know-how and lessons learnt will be conducted annually to enable grant schemes impact assessment of both community actions and policy level.