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Kaufland Romania continues the EUR 1 million funding program of NGOs: the second call for projects starts on June 21

Kaufland Romania announced the start of the second call for projects under the NGO funding program with non-reimbursable funds with a total value of EUR 1 million, to develop sustainable projects for Romania.

The first call for projects had a tremendous success: more than 13,000 applications were received from NGOs – by accessing the platform, the helpdesk service or by participating in workshops.

The second project submission session will start on June 21, 2018; NGOs can submit their applications online, on the program’s platform available at www.instaredebine.ro, only on that day, from 9.00 to 16.00.

Due to the high interest, there will be no restriction on the number of funding requests that can be submitted, and the judging committee will assess all the complete applications, which fulfil the application criteria described on the program’s website, in the Applicant’s Guidebook.

Later, the third – and the last – project submission session will take place in August 2018.

The program #INSTAREDEBINE is dedicated to all the associations, foundations and federations developing projects in the culture, sports and healthy life fields; the maximum amount of the granted financing per one project is RON 235,000 (approx. EUR 50,000). A special attention will be given to the projects for rural areas: 25% of the total number of the supported projects will be dedicated to the communities and beneficiaries in the rural areas.

“The fact that the first call for funding had a great echo reconfirms the huge need of support for communities. We are a dedicated partner and we are glad that we are able to support NGOs to turn the ideas for a better Romania into reality. We encourage as many organizations as possible to access the funds”, stated Anna Katharina Scheidereiter (photo), CSR Manager of Kaufland Romania.

“We are waiting for projects in the culture, sports and healthy life fields, from all over the country, especially from the rural areas. We wish to support initiatives that come with a real, consistent and coherent intervention in the communities where they will take place, projects to open the path to changes in good on a long term.

The first call for projects generated a very high interest from the non-governmental organizations, which indicates how much Romania needs such programs. We received proposals from almost all of the Romanian counties, from small to big organizations; projects related to young people, to rural communities, craftsmen, competitions, festivals, and so on. All these, to bring welfare to those to whom they are dedicated. The program ‘In stare de bine’ comes in the ideal moment, successfully joining the other financing opportunities dedicated to NGOs, and especially completing them in terms of the three action fields that it covers”, stated Ioana Florea, Coordinator of the program “In stare de bine”, the Civil Society Development Foundation.

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