Czech Republic

66 grants

Grant NumberCZ/2012/10
OrganizationThe Prague Pride Association
Project NamePrague Pride 2013
Amount AwardedUSD 28,000.00
Grant PeriodNovember 15, 2012 - October 31, 2013
Grant NumberCZ/2012/09
OrganizationPro bono aliance
Project NameBuilding capacity and sustainability of Pro bono aliance
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 15, 2012 - December 31, 2013
Project Description

The goal of the project is to increase technical and personal capacity, financial sustainability and outreach of the Pro bono aliance to be able to reach its goals effectively and sustain them in long-term.

Objectives:

  • Establishing basic strategic framework for the future of the organization
  • Developing  more effective  internal structure
  • Building personal capacity
  • Increasing PBA outreach to the target groups, especially legal professionals
  • Networking – increased involvement of the PBA network to support PBA goals
  • Building financial sustainability
Websitewww.probonoaliance.cz
Grant NumberCZ/2012/05
OrganizationFórum 50 %
Project NameHow to get more women in Czech politics?
Amount AwardedUSD 43,016.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2012 - July 31, 2013
Project Description

Goal: Reaching the equal political participation of women and men.

Objectives:

  • Opening political and public discussion about gender quotas (seminar for law-makers, workshop, publicity in media)
  • Awareness raising about the advantages of gender quotas and gender equality in politics (publicity in media, campaign through social media, releasing new publication, advocacy etc.)
  • Enforcing gender quotas at least in one political party (advocacy, educational activities and systematic cooperation – in other projects)
  • Gaining new allies and supporters of gender quotas (campaigns, workshops, Coalition for equal political participation)
Websitewww.padesatprocent.cz
Grant NumberCZ/2012/08
OrganizationVIA Association
Project NameRestart Czech Republic
Amount AwardedUSD 25,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 15, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Project Description

Citizen driven discourse with an aim to create space for advocacy, more transparency and even anti-corruption initiatives.

Objectives:

  • Challenge Design: developing a working group of civil society, media and IT stakeholders to define the Challenge.
  • Community Input and Launch: creating and launching a framework for the Challenge based on input from the working group and its community members.
  • Project Recruitment to create communities of interest around projects and a Project Gallery unique to the Challenge.
  • Project Selection: defining and implementing a voting mechanism (shortlist and final) to determine the finalists.
  • Project Camp and Presentation: implementing a social innovation camp style event – finalizing projects for launch and presenting them to the public and media in partnership with the partners.
  • Incubation of projects, reporting and ‘boxing’: the 3 finalists will be supported with dedicated staff in technical and managerial skills as the sites go through the crucial start up phase.
Websitewww.sdruzenivia.cz
Grant NumberCZ/2012/07
OrganizationAssociation of Public Benefit Organizations (AVPO)
Project NameEstablishment of Public Benefit Status Act Into the Czech Legislation
Amount AwardedUSD 92,630.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2012 - May 31, 2013
Project Description

The goal of the project is to set up conditions for development and sustainability of public benefit organizations based on a shared NGO-sector understanding on what a good concept of public benefit should be like.

Objectives:

  • To establish a communication platform of Czech nonprofit organizations to discuss the Public Benefit Status.
  • To ensure the comments and remarks to the author of the new Act (the Ministry of Justice).

Websitehttp://www.avpo.cz/
Grant NumberCZ_2012_04
OrganizationThe Prague Pride Association
Project NamePrague Pride 2012
Amount AwardedUSD 32,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 16, 2012 - November 16, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to:

A. Strengthening the LGBT+ community by mobilizing and consolidating LGBT+ initiatives and groups in Prague, forming a concentrated advocacy and communication strategy;
B. Further advancing and advocating for civil rights and liberties of the LGBT+ community; C. Promoting cross-communication and exchange of information to gain broader support and understanding for the LGBT+ community

Websitewww.praguepride.com
Grant NumberCZ/2012/06
OrganizationVia Foundation
Project NamePrivate Giving for Community-Based Advocacy in the Czech Republic
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Project Description

Goal:
  • Encourage Czech private donors to be more generous and involved not only in charitable causes but also in publicly beneficial advocacy initiatives
  • Increase the amount of Czech domestic funding that is available to support grass-roots advocacy efforts in the Czech Republic.
Objectives:
  • A challenge grant of USD 50 000 with a maching ratio 1 : 1, which Nadace VIA will raise from Czech individual donors in two years (2012 and 2013)
  • At least USD 100 000 will be available in small grants to advocacy initiatives across the Czech Republic over the period 2012 through 2013
  • Related fundraising / project costs will be covered from the Applicant‘s own resources. CEE Trust support will be used only for „straight match“.

Websitehttp://viafoundation.org
Grant NumberCZ_2012_03
OrganizationSlovak-Czech Women´s Fund
Project NameStrengthening of internal capacities of Slovak-Czech Women´s Fund
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2012 - January 31, 2013
Project Description

 The goal of the project consists of:

  •  short-term measures : to secure immediately resources to keep the organization running without decreasing drastically the internal structure and activities of the organization;
  • long-term strategy: diversification of the sources and securing “over-the–end-of–the year” reserve.

The project’s objectives are:

  • At stage one: acute remedy of the actual critical situation, raising enough of resources to bridge the period before next installments of multiyear grants come in;
  • At stage two: creation and implementation of a short-term strategy (in the timeframe of one year) to secure 2012 grant-making budget and stabilizing the organization;
  • At stage three: creation and start of implementation of long-term strategy (timeframe of 3 years) to secure longer stability of the organization and its grant-making budget and to prevent repetitive situation at the ends of fiscal years.
Websitehttp://www.womensfund.sk
Grant NumberCZ_2012_02
OrganizationČisté nebe o.p.s. (Clear Skies)
Project NameSmogInfo – Informing citizens about the levels of air pollution & encouraging public participation in solving the air pollution problem
Amount AwardedUSD 11,000.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2012 - July 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to increase public awareness about the problem of air pollution in Moravskoslezský region and encourage the general public to actively participate in solving this problem.

 Its objectives are:

  • To increase public awareness of the severity of air pollution in the Moravskoslezský region (and Czech Republic respectively) by providing data about air pollution, which will be easily accessible and easy to interpret;
  • To provide the general public (and in particular most affected groups such as old people and mothers of young children) information about the health consequences of air pollution;
  • To provide tool for sharing people’s experience with the problem of air pollution and to enable the public to network  and lobby more effectively in addressing this problem (networking on a local level).   
Websitewww.cistenebe.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2012_01
OrganizationČeské zdravotnické fórum o.p.s. Czech Healthcare Forum, Public Beneficiary Organization
Project NameEvaluation of economic and social measures in the healthcare system (HEZR)
Amount AwardedUSD 35,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2012 - September 30, 2012
Project Description

 The goal of the project is:

  • to convey to the public on a regular basis the expert opinion of often discussed, important, innovative or unprecedented measures of the socio-economic nature affecting the quality of life of the country citizens and to create better conditions for the public and political debate and the passage of the reform measures bringing the systemic changes in the Czech health care;
  • to implement evaluation of the Government’s activities in the mid-term (2 years after the parliamentary elections, June 2012) and to compare already implemented reform measures of the Government, which were introduced after forming the Government in July 2010.
Websitehttp://www.czf.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2011_02
OrganizationOpen Society Fund Prague
Project NameSecuring Sustainable Financial Support Of Watchdog Activities
Amount AwardedUSD 118,420.00
Grant PeriodDecember 01, 2011 - November 30, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to secure long-term funding for watchdog activities in the Czech Republic. Its objectives are to develop and strengthen the fund established under the OSF Prague thanks to the last project funded by the CEE Trust. The fund will raise financial sources for watchdog activities. The fund will have 2 elements – permanent and through-flow.

 

Websitehttp://www.osf.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2011_09
OrganizationHnutí DUHA (Friends of the Earth – Czech Republic)
Project NameBig Challenge: clean economy, smart energy, active people
Amount AwardedUSD 65,400.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2011 - August 01, 2012
Project Description

The long term goal of the project is the introduction (by mid-2013) of a new national climate change law (a Climate Change Bill) that will ensure binding annual CO2 cuts

The objectives are:

  • to stimulate public and political debate concerning the idea of the law on reduction of GHGs (Climate Change Bill);
  • to gain support from the public, local authorities, trade unions, business and politicians for discussions on reducing emissions, and thus, to strengthen the engagement of Czech citizens in the decision making process at various levels.
Websitewww.hnutiduha.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2011_08
OrganizationEuropeum - Institute for European Policy
Project Name"Need for speed" - strategic development grant II
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2011 - October 31, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to further strengthen EUROPEUM in its capacity to be able to deliver on its mission and strategic vision in the context of:

  • departure of some traditional donors posing a major challenge to the sustainability of Czech think-tanks, including EUROPEUM;
  • disengagement of a large part of the Czech political elites as well as the general public from the EU policy issues as those of secondary importance;
  • changing policy context in which EUROPEUM - as well as the EU as a whole – operate.

 

Websitewww.europeum.org
Grant NumberCZ_2011_07
OrganizationZeleny kruh
Project NameDeveloping new models of collaboration between NGOs, the public and the academic sector - follow-up
Amount AwardedUSD 44,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2011 - October 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to develop and promote intensive, practical and innovative collaboration between lay people, NGOs and academic research institutions (including universities) concerning formulation of research topics, the knowledge production and its appropriation by society.

The objectives are:

  • raise awareness of particular scientific topics, esp. the environmental and social ones through organizing public debates on scientific topics including different kinds of knowledge (expert, lay, civil, “local” knowledge);
  • promote mutual dialog and collaboration among lay people, NGOs and academic institutions and raise awareness of possibilities and relevance of these collaboration;
  • create a stable environment for sharing research topics and expert capacities between NGOs and academia;
  • help NGOs in becoming intermediary agents between academic research institutions and researchers and unorganized public
  • introduce the environment and activities of NGOs  to student and young scholars and scientists;
  • discuss the role of different kind of knowledge (incl. NGOs and civil society) in Czech society and decision making processes.

 

Websitewww.zelenykruh.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2011_06
OrganizationClovek v Tisni, o.p.s. (People in Need)
Project NameKdo jiny/Who else?
Amount AwardedUSD 126,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 15, 2011 - October 15, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to develop and strengthen young people’s trust in democratic system and to further identify, motivate and support individuals and groups of active young people that have already proven that active and spontaneous civic participation of youth is an existing phenomenon that is desirable and with potential for further multiplication.

The objectives are:

  • to deepen and broaden the understanding and natural adoption of democratic values and principles by the young generation;
  • to increase the capacity of the formal educational system to provide a constructive environment for development and strengthening of the trust and understanding of democratic values and civic principles;
  • to provide motivation, guidance, support and networking opportunities for active young people engaged in civic activities;
  • to rehabilitate the image of young generation in the eyes of a general public via outreach and presentation of the work of a network of young active people and their peers.

 

 

Websitewww.clovekvtisni.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2011_01
OrganizationIuridicum Remedium
Project NameDigital rights and awarness of citizens (DRAC)
Amount AwardedUSD 162,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 15, 2011 - August 15, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to establish privacy protection and copyright alternatives as a current society-wide topic of public discourse; to recruit active supporters who will form a larger community helping to implement improved rights and opportunities for defending against privacy infringements; to achieve, together with them, substantive changes in legislation and practice which allow the existence of a freer society, less controlled and monitored by the state and business. 

 

 

Websitewww.iure.org
Grant NumberCZ_2011_05
OrganizationNadace Partnerstvi (Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation)
Project Name“Living your mission” - Centre of Excellence for Environmental NGOs
Amount AwardedUSD 49,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2011 - October 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to create a vivid better synergy between several leading Czech environmental NGOs with national outreach, in such a way as to increase public acceptance of their work in areas education, awareness raising, counselling in field of sustainable development, environmental policy work.

 

 

Websitewww.nadacepartnerstvi.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2010_05
OrganizationLiga lidských práv (League of Human Rights)
Project NameFair Justice: Promoting the Right to Fair Trial in Reasonable Time
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodDecember 01, 2010 - May 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to promote the right to fair trail through: • raising awareness of the public about the right to the reasonable length of proceedings and compensation for its violation, • advocacy for systemic changes which would ensure that the compensation procedure is improved and contribute to prevention of delays in judicial proceedings, • advocacy and litigation aimed to improve the whole system of compensation provided to victims by the state in cases of damages caused by unlawful decision or incorrect official procedure. Among the activities planned by the Applicant are: - Providing free legal counseling and litigation of 5-7 selected cases regarding delays in proceedings and other forms of damages caused by unlawful decision or incorrect official procedure. - Preparation of analysis on cases lodged with the ECtHR and relevant ECtHR case law as well as domestic case law. - Preparation of policy paper including concrete suggestions to improve the situation. - Advocacy activities towards the Ministry of Justice and other stakeholders. - Creation of a specialized web page and comprehensive publication/manual for public. - Organization of 2 public discussions (Brno and Prague) with participation of experts, journalists and the public. - Publication of 2 press releases, 2 expert articles and 2 newspaper articles.

Websitewww.llp.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2010_04
OrganizationZ§vůle práva, o.s.
Project NameExpansion of the method of strategic litigation as an instrument of social change
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2010 - July 31, 2011
Project Description

The long-term goal of the project is to achieve a higher standard of human rights and liberties protection and civil society development and cohesion in the Czech Republic through the practical use and methodological development of the method of strategic litigation. The Applicant plans to achieve the goal by: • Complex solution-making of particular (at least 7 during the grant period) cases of human rights and liberties violations through the means of strategic litigation on the national as well as international level. • Handling strategic legal disputes in front of administrative and judicial institutions of the Czech Republic and in front of relevant international human rights monitoring bodies; • Continuing of special section of the grantee’s website and a mailing-list to continuously inform the public, media and experts concerning the advancement and results of the strategic litigation method application; • Involving the university students of law and social sciences into the project implementation through the internships and through the special teaching subject in the frame of university curricula.

Websitewww.zvuleprava.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2010_03
OrganizationOpen Society Fund Prague
Project NameSecuring the Role of Czech Watchdogs and Strengthening Their Sustainability
Amount AwardedUSD 160,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2010 - November 30, 2011
Project Description

Open Society Fund supports watchdog and advocacy activities in the Czech Republic since 1999. According to the research commissioned by the Fund last year, the following tasks should be carried out for improving the functioning of Czech watchdogs: • strengthening awareness of watchdog agenda, activities and results toward wide public; • establishing a Watchdog Fund under the OSF Prague; public relations activity aiming to increase individual and corporate donorship; • strengthening the existing networks of watchdogs in close cooperation with our partner organizations Čmelák and Oživení in order to share the know-how and best practices (through an active web forum) and increase efficiency

Websitewww.osf.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2010_02
OrganizationEuropeum - Institute for European Policy
Project NameStrategic development grant
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2010 - April 30, 2011
Project Description

The aim of this project is to ensure sustainability and viability of Europeum - Institute for European Policy as a major Czech think-tank devoted to EU-related issues in the crucial bridging period and to enable it to develop a long-term, strategic approach to its activities. The project also aims at enhancing the role of the Czech civil society in the public policy debate on European issues and strengthen its capacity to influence the Czech policy-making on EU-related issues.

Websitehttp://www.europeum.org/
Grant NumberCZ_2010_01
OrganizationCeske zdravotnickie forum, o.p.s.
Project NameEvaluation of economic and social measures in the healthcare system
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2010 - December 31, 2011
Project Description

The goal of this project is to present opinions and ideas of professionals and experts on legal and regulatory proposals and open a candid public discussion on the benefits and shortcomings of such measures. The project aims to provide opinions, reflections, open discussions on the future shape of the health care in Czech Republic.

Websitewww.czf.cz
Grant NumberCZ/2009/05
OrganizationInstitute for Environmental Policy, p.b.c.
Project NamePrague spatial plan - public participation and an independent debate
Amount AwardedUSD 34,850.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2010 - December 31, 2011
Grant NumberCZ_I 2009_54
OrganizationKoreny o.s. (Roots)
Project NameLegal borders of the lignite mining - advocacy for fulfillment of the local referenda results
Amount AwardedUSD 20,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2009 - September 30, 2011
Project Description

The project aims at writing off the coal reserves under inhabited areas in North Bohemia and at involving North Bohemia citizens into decision making processes.

Websitewww.koreny.cz
Grant NumberCZ_I 2009_41
OrganizationMulticultural Center Prague
Project NameVisawatch
Amount AwardedUSD 35,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 15, 2009 - February 28, 2011
Project Description

The goal of the project is to stimulate a public debate about visa procedures achieve a greater degree of transparency and fair approach towards visa applicants by monitoring the visa procedures.

Websitewww.mkc.cz
Grant NumberCZ_I 2009_23
OrganizationAssociation for Integration and Migration
Project NameMigration management and/or rights of migrants? Endangered legal status of labour migrants in the time of economic crisis
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 15, 2009 - November 30, 2011
Project Description

The main objectives of the project are: o to influence the content and the quality of public debate on migration both in the media and among the policy-makers o to create an effective monitoring and control mechanism of the Czech NGOs regarding the decision processes on migration policy and alien legislation o to form and guarantee the existence of a well-founded expert opposition to any political or administrative tendencies towards more restrictive treatment of third-country nationals o to identify the needs for positive development and to propose the correspondent legislative or administrative reforms.

Websitewww.uprchlici.cz
Grant NumberCZ_I 2009_10
OrganizationEuropeum - Institute for European Policy
Project NameLobbying in the Czech Republic. Achilles heel of transparency and good governance?
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 15, 2009 - September 15, 2010
Project Description

The objectives of this project are: 1/Initiate a public debate on lobbying and its regulations – despite the government declaration from January 2007 to adopt a certain regulation of lobbying no concrete steps have been conducted yet. Therefore we have decided to start a public debate on this issue, to form a forum of experts and involve media into this process as much as possible and 2/Formulate a concrete legislative proposal and advocate it publicly – the second crucial objective of this project is a formulation of concrete legislative proposal which could be used as a suitable tool for advocacy work. Advocacy part of the project counts on public seminars/conferences and media articles.

Websitewww.europeum.org
Grant NumberCSF/2009/01
OrganizationTransition Online
Project NameSocial Innovation Camp for Central and Eastern Europe
Amount AwardedUSD 80,737.00
Grant PeriodMay 05, 2009 - January 31, 2011
Grant NumberCZ_2009_03
OrganizationPrazdninova skola Lipnice
Project NameLaterna
Amount AwardedUSD 10,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2009 - December 31, 2009
Project Description

Presented project aims at: raising the civic engagement of „usual“ citizens and empowering critical thinking, communication skills and self-consciousness that encourage the orientation in the society and the active approach to social and private life as well. The project has following objectives: to involve target group (students) into civil society topics and a personal development through the interactive pedagogy methodology; to support target group (students) in the implementing their new experiences, skills and knowledge into their life and to create at least 2 civic engagement project by students

Websitehttp://www.psl.cz/
Grant NumberCZ_2009_04
OrganizationNadace rozvoje občanské společnosti (Civil Society Development Foundation)
Project NameCapacity Development Plan of NROS
Amount AwardedUSD 39,984.00
Grant PeriodMarch 15, 2009 - August 15, 2009
Project Description

The main goal is to prepare Capacity Development Plan for fundraising, marketing and communication and to secure diversification of financial sources for non-profit organizations in the Czech Republic. Based on the results of a planning procedure (see 2.3.) that will be performed by external experts in presence of the Foundation’s employees, a Capacity Development Plan will be prepared to enhance both the professional and personnel capacities of the Foundation, leading to its sustainability so it can continue providing finances to support NGOs in the Czech Republic.

Websitehttp://www.nros.cz/
Grant NumberCZ_2009_02
OrganizationJ. William Fulbright Commission in the Czech Republic
Project NameFulbright-Masaryk Fellowship for NGO leaders
Amount AwardedUSD 15,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2009 - February 28, 2012
Project Description

The Fulbright-Masaryk Fellowship for NGO leaders is now a well established program with proven results. Building on the experience of the previous two years of running this program, the interest of NGO leaders is continually growing. This is the only program that can offer NGO staff ways of expanding their expertise through a combination of studies and internship, performed in USA. Monthly stipend and travel allowance should be complemented by a book allowance. The alumni of the program can well demostrate the long term impact of their stay both by showing higher qualification and by utilizing new contacts in their work. Co-funding of the program is requested for the up-coming three years, $5,000 each year.

Websitehttp://www.fulbright.cz/english.shtml
Grant NumberCZ_2009_01
OrganizationCounselling Centre for Citizenship, Civil and Human Rights
Project NameStrategies, resources, structures: Capacity Building Project II
Amount AwardedUSD 90,000.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 23, 2009 - January 31, 2011
Websitehttp://www.poradna-prava.cz/english.htm
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_34
OrganizationOpen Society, p.b.c. - ProPolice
Project NameAdvocacy for consolidation of community policing within structure of Czech police
Amount AwardedUSD 180,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2009 - November 01, 2011
Project Description
The project aims to foster changes of Czech police structure towards adoption of community policing within its tasks, responsibilities and operation at local level and to bring the issue of community policing and its related needs and expectations to public debate.
Websitehttp://www.pro-police.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2008_06
OrganizationSlovak-Czech Women´s Fund
Project NameSupport of SCWF´s grant making and development of sustainability strategy for SCWF
Amount AwardedUSD 150,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2009 - December 31, 2011
Project Description

The main goal is to promote women´s rights and gender equality in Czech and Slovak societies through increase of financial stability of women´s rights NGOs in Czech and Slovak Republics and promotion of social responsible philanthropy and social solidarity in the respective societies.

Websitewww.scwf.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2008_05
OrganizationAgora Central Europe
Project NameThe Role of Advocacy and Watchdog Organizations in Supporting Civic Society and Strengthening the Legitimacy of the Judiciary as an Independent Body in The Czech Republic
Amount AwardedUSD 6,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2008 - December 31, 2008
Project Description

To help donors (CEE Trust) to adjust or set up their grant schemes to provide efficient support for watchdog and advocacy organizations

Websitewww.agora-ce.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2008_04
OrganizationStep by Step Czech Republic
Project NameNew steps
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Project Description

The goals of this support are: a/ implementation of external and internal organization changes into its ordinary life b/ The organization restructuring c/ The organization stabilizing

Websitewww.sbscr.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2008_03
OrganizationAmelie, o.s.
Project NameProfessionalization of organization AMELIE
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Project Description

The goals of this support are: a/ Professionalize the organization and build administrative capacity b/ Transition from purely volunteer base to professional providing of our services and help c/ Obtain status of “social service provider” according to new act of social services in the Czech Republic

Websitewww.amelie-os.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2008_02
OrganizationZ§vůle práva, o.s.
Project NameExpansion of the method of strategic litigation as an instrument of social change in the interest of raising the standard of human rights and liberties protection and civil society development
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Project Description

The aim of the project is to achieve a higher standard of human rights and liberties protection and civil society development in the Czech Republic through the practical use of the method of strategic litigation.

Websitewww.zvuleprava.cz
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_88
OrganizationČlověk v tísni, o.p.s. (People in Need)
Project NameKdo jiný? / Who Else?
Amount AwardedUSD 202,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2008 - December 01, 2010
Project Description

The goal of the project is to raise young people’s participation in civil society as regards handling critical public issues. The project uses materials from One world human rights film festival as an impulse for activating young people.  

Websitehttp://www.clovekvtisni.cz
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_133
OrganizationPublic interest law association
Project NamePro bono in the Czech Republic
Amount AwardedUSD 80,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2008 - June 01, 2010
Project Description

The general goal of the project is to expand access to legal services for people and interests not yet adequately represented. It should raise awareness about pro bono among attorneys, raise the social status of pro bono services, transfer cases/clients from NGOs to attorneys and improve their cooperation.

 

 

 

Websitehttp://www.pilaw.cz
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_129
OrganizationOziveni, o.s.
Project NamePersonal Responsibility Enforcement – The Key to Good Municipal Governance
Amount AwardedUSD 99,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2008 - June 01, 2010
Project Description

The project's goal is to recreate a possibility of powerful and meaningful citizens' local watchdog activity, by creating the possibilities A) to enforce personal responsibility of those breaking laws and B) to protect the municipal property against malfeasance by the right of legal action.

Websitehttp://www.oziveni.cz
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_116
OrganizationCzech Transport Federation (CTF)
Project NameFinancing Highway Projects in the Czech republic - a Call for Action
Amount AwardedUSD 90,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2008 - June 01, 2010
Project Description

This project aims to:

  • Make the government accountable for planning and permitting transport project procedures (legal, transparent and economically effective processes open to public participation and with assessment of alternatives);
  • Make the government accountable for the financing of specific transport plans and projects and assessing alternatives in terms economic, social and environmental impact;
  • Change the way transport is charged into an effective economic tool supporting alternatives in transport policy and a modal shift in favour of environmentally acceptable transport.

 

Websitehttp://www.dopravnifederace.cz
Grant NumberCZ_2008_01
OrganizationVia foundation
Project NameCommunity Involvement – Community Participation – Community Mobilization”: Grant-Making for Grassroots Community Initiatives in the Czech Republic.  
Amount AwardedUSD 447,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2008 - November 01, 2011
Project Description

The main goal of the project is to develop capacity of the Czech foundation that concentrate on community development and public participation so that it would be able to secure private resources for pass-through grant making as well as endowment building. The projects concentrates on following objectives: Mobilization of local public through providing funding, training and experience sharing to Czech grassroots initiatives, and Strengthening overall capacity of Via Foundation.

 

   

Websitewww.nadacevia.cz
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_98
OrganizationIuridicum Remedium (IuRe)
Project NameReclaim Your Rights in the Digital Age
Amount AwardedUSD 200,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2008 - May 01, 2011
Project Description

The project aims to create an effective mix of legal and grassroot-empowering campaigns for privacy protection and intellectual property advance.  

Websitehttp://www.iure.org
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_77
OrganizationRomea
Project NameInvestigative journalism of civil rights violations
Amount AwardedUSD 85,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - April 01, 2010
Project Description

This projects aims to map violation of human rights in the society through investigative journalism (in all CZ regions).  

Websitehttp://www.romea.cz
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_73
OrganizationZelený kruh
Project NameDeveloping new modes of collaboration between NGOs, publics and academic sector
Amount AwardedUSD 78,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - April 01, 2011
Project Description

This projects  focuses on the development and strengthening of the NGO capacities. The main goal is to map, test and establish new modes of communication and collaboration 1) between NGOs themselves; 2) in relation to the public (local communities and/or citizens concerned with specific problem), and to experts and specialized (research) institutions.  

Websitehttp://www.zelenykruh.cz
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_68
OrganizationFórum 50 %
Project NameLongterm sustainability of Forum 50 %
Amount AwardedUSD 78,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - April 01, 2010
Project Description

The goal of the project is to secure dynamic development and future sustainability of the organization that is focused on striving for a society that has equal representation of women and men in the public life.

Websitehttp://www.padesatprocent.cz
Grant NumberCZ/X 2007/54_MODIFIC
OrganizationCzech Donors' Forum
Project NameNew models for creating favorable legal conditions for the civil society in the Czech Republic
Amount AwardedUSD 19,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 31, 2010
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_54
OrganizationCzech Donors Forum
Project NameNew models for creating favorable legal conditions for the civil society in the Czech Republic
Amount AwardedUSD 78,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - April 01, 2010
Project Description

Project aims to change the quality of legal and tax environment for NGOs in the Czech Republic through new models of cooperation with the Government, Universities and Chambers, MPs and NGOs.

Websitehttp://www.donorsforum.cz
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_24
OrganizationJAN HUS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Project NameInnovating and Diversification Investment Strategies of the Czech Foundation sector
Amount AwardedUSD 38,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - September 01, 2009
Project Description

This projects has three main goals: 1/Generate independent sustainable income for local partnering communities, and pioneer innovative cooperation between foundations and local governments; 2/Increase grant budget of the Czech foundations through investment with better return, and thus be able to support more civil society programs; 3/Enhance slow development of renewable energy sources in the Czech Republic

Websitehttp://www.vnjh.cz
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_06
OrganizationCounselling Centre for Citizenship, Civil and Human Rights
Project NameCapacities, resources, Structures: Capacity building project
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - September 01, 2008
Project Description

The goal of the project is to secure dynamic development and future sustainability of the Centre that is focused on human rights protection

Websitehttp://www.poradna-prava.cz
Grant NumberCZ_X 2007_05
OrganizationTransparency International - Czech Republic
Project NameTransparent and effective Public Contracting
Amount AwardedUSD 70,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - September 01, 2009
Project Description

This project wants to help to decrease the extent of corruption in public contracting in the Czech Republic by enhancing the accountability of the involved institutions

Websitehttp://www.transparency.cz
Grant NumberCZ/2007/05
OrganizationCzech Environmental Partnership Foundation
Project NameCapacity and action for sustainable NGO sector in the Czech Republic
Amount AwardedUSD 158,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2008 - June 30, 2010
Grant NumberCZ_2007_04
OrganizationNadace rozvoje občanské společnosti (Civil Society Development Foundation)
Project NameBridging loans for the Czech NGOs
Amount AwardedUSD 246,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2008 - December 31, 2010
Project Description

The main goal of the project is to contribute to the financial sustainability of the non-profit sector in the Czech Republic and greater participation of NGOs in structural funds programs through providing repayable grants with the aim to change the position of the bank sector towards issuing the bridging loans for the Czech NGOs. NROS will achieve this goal by running a pilot, three years, project during which it will provide repayable grants to NGOs and it will create the Manual on the assessment of NGOs creditworthiness that will be distributed to commercial banks aiming at introduction of bridging loans to NGOs as a normal banks’ product after the end of the project. Thus the main responsibility for program administration lies on NROS with close partnership with commercial bank. Before the start of the program, NROS will sign the contract on cooperation with the private bank – Poštovní spořitelna, which will provide the revolving loan in value of 50mil CZK (app 2 600 000 USD) that will be used for repayable grants for NGOs.

Websitehttp://www.nros.cz
Grant NumberCZ_IX 2006_05
OrganizationOpen Society
Project NameSupport to the Social Economy and Social Enterprise through the Development of the Public Procurement Procedures
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodNovember 01, 2007 - December 01, 2009
Project Description

This project plans to develop a Guide to Public Procurement Procedures (Preparation of Terms of Reference, projects selections, projects implementation, monitoring and evaluation), using experiences from the selected EU countries. The Guide will be mainstreamed within public policies at national and regional level.

Websitehttp://www.osops.cz/
Grant NumberCZ_IX 2006_39
OrganizationLa Strada Czech Republic
Project NameIn search of effective ways to respond to exploitation and human tracking
Amount AwardedUSD 80,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2007 - September 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to create conditions to ensure that responsible bodies will take effective action against exploitation and human trafficking. La Strada wants a win-win situation for all parties involved. The organization will try to raise awareness on the need to broaden discourse on human trafficking to include labour exploitation in other sectors than sex sector as well as to labour exploitation that is not necessarily an outcome of trafficking and to advocate for reliable and accessible information on the nature, mechanisms, trends and extent of exploitation and trafficking in all industries and for mechanisms for ongoing collection and analysis of such data to be established to inform policies and ensure that the policies respond to real-life situations.

Websitehttp://www.strada.cz/
Grant NumberCZ/2007/03
OrganizationTransparency International
Project NameReinforcing the accountable cultural policy by civic surveillance
Amount AwardedUSD 14,700.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2007 - September 30, 2007
Grant NumberCZ/2007/02
OrganizationCouncil of Artists
Project NameReinforcing the accountable cultural policy by civic surveillance
Amount AwardedUSD 15,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2007 - February 28, 2010
Grant NumberCZ_2007_01
OrganizationNadace VIA (VIA Foundation)
Project NameCommunity Involvement - Community Participation - Community Mobilization
Amount AwardedUSD 75,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2007 - August 01, 2008
Project Description

The goal of the project is to mobilize local public through providing seed project funding and training to Czech grassroots community initiatives in order to:

  • encourage and empower local people to have a voice in local politics and community issues, advocate for community interests, stimulate a better performance of local administration;
  • develop community spirit for joint action;
  • encourage cross-sectoral partnerships on a community level;
  • develop skills of local actors.

 

Websitehttp://www.en.nadacevia.cz/
Grant NumberCZ_IX 2006_61
OrganizationEkologicky pravni servis
Project NameImproving accountability, public participation, access to justice and NGO support in the Czech Republic
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - April 01, 2009
Project Description

This project aims to 'watchdog' the public service, corporations and lawmakers by using focused advocacy to establish real change. Ekologicky pravni servis will research, develop and use new strategies and methods to enforce governance and increase public participation, test their applicability and sustainability, and increase public awareness of the issues.

Websitehttp://www.eps.cz/
Grant NumberCZ_IX 2006_47
OrganizationTransparency International - Czech Republic
Project NameMunicipal Property Watch
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - June 01, 2008
Project Description

The major goal of this project is to help in decreasing the extent of corruption in management of municipal property in the Czech Republic.

Websitehttp://www.transparency.cz/
Grant NumberCZ_IX 2006_40
OrganizationIuridicum Remedium
Project NameBig Brother Award Human Rights and Technology, Legislative, Litigation and Promotion
Amount AwardedUSD 29,940.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - April 01, 2008
Project Description

 

This project focuses on the following objectives: 

  • Provide qualified comments and proposals on pending legislation; advocate for greater individual privacy protection;
  • Help establish privacy-friendly case-law through strategic litigation; 
  • Bring together experts, engage and support them with information;
  • Be a reliable source of information for media; 
  • Strengthen our role as a leading civil sector partner for relevant government bodies.

 

 

 

Grant NumberCZ_IX 2006_32
OrganizationNew Space civic association
Project NameStreetpaper New Space
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - April 01, 2008
Project Description

This project has two major goals. The fist goal is to publish the independent printed medium in the Czech Republic, which will be concerned with investigative journalism, watchdog activities, social problems in the Czech Republic, human rights, minorities.. The second aim is to help vendors (homeless people, Roma and other minorities, people who have served a prison sentence, the long-term unemployed, handicapped people) to be integrated back into society.

Websitehttp://www.novyprostor.cz/
Grant NumberCZ_IX 2006_24
OrganizationLeague of Human Rights
Project NameHuman rights and health service: strengthening position of individuals
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - September 01, 2008
Project Description

This project responds to the development of patients rights.

Websitehttp://www.llp.cz/
Grant NumberCZ-01A-02
OrganizationVIA Foundation
Project NameSupport of VIA Institutional Development
Amount AwardedUSD 198,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Websitehttp://www.nadacevia.cz
Grant NumberCZ-01-02
OrganizationVIA Foundation
Project NameSupport of NGO Environment
Amount AwardedUSD 3,300,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Websitehttp://www.nadacevia.cz/
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