Seven CSOs were awarded grants by the Civil Society Resource Center and in the next 6 months they will work to advocate for improving the situation of the Roma community, youth and gender initiatives, raising public awareness about environment and establishing a sustainable system for surplus food donation.
Through research activities, direct meetings with the local self-government, mobilising and involvement of citizens and grass-root organisations, the grantees will work to improve the situation of their target groups in the municipalities of Strumica, Gostivar, Novaci, Skopje, Kocani, Veles, Caska and Sveti Nikole (villages Amzabegovo, Kadrifakovo and Gorobinci).
List of grantees:
- Scout squad “Dimitar Vlahov” Veles, project “Youth – the Drivers of Change”;
- Citizens’ Initiative of Women of Sveti Nikole, project “Get involved in gender-sensitive local policies”;
- Center for Educational and Development Initiatives “Innova Lab” Bitola, project “Youth-tailored Municipality”;
- Association for Clean Environment “Let’s Do It Macedonia” – Skopje, project “Nobody is hungry in Skopje – Establishment of local mechanisms to ensure food for socially endangered citizens”;
- Roma-Turkish association “Hayat NGO Strumica”, project “Healthy children for a better future”;
- Centre for Roma Culture, Communication and Education “Bright Future” Kocani, project “Local Action Advocacy Group – Mechanism for inclusion of the Roma community in the public policy making process”;
- Civic Integration Initiative IGI, Gostivar, project – “Advocate, act, contribute to a cleaner city”.
The total fund awarded for these actions is 1.224.883 MKD.