Vodafone Romania Foundation launches the fifth annual edition of the funding round “Fondul pentru fapte bune” (“Good Deeds Fund” – e.n.), the total amount allocated in 2018 being RON 920,000.
“Fondul pentru fapte bune” is a national program based on a “call for proposals” funding, being designed to support Romanian NGOs developing projects in the fields of education, health, social services and volunteering for disadvantaged social categories (children, young people, elderly, people with disabilities). The funding granted to a project through this program can reach RON 230,000. Since the program was launched in 2013 until now, Vodafone Romania Foundation has granted total funding of approx. RON 6 million for 30 projects developed by 27 NGOs. The funded projects included two national caravans, Unitatea mobile (e.n. – the Mobile Unit) of the Caravana cu Medici Association, and “Zana Merciluta” of the Merci Charity Boutique Association. The previous edition of the program had 4,700 beneficiaries of the funded projects.
“We are glad to announce that NGOs with ideas of original projects that can have a significant impact on the community, can apply for funding under the new round of the program. It is a program launched by the need to produce the change that can improve people’s lives, through which we want to give a chance to the ideas that can put this desire into practice. The funding opportunity we provide has been able to attract, with each edition, a growing interest from organizations. We have supported so far many beautiful projects, the most diverse ones, and their results are the measure of the success of this program for us. We want to further measure this success in the same way”, stated Angela Galeta, the Manager of the Vodafone Romania Foundation.
The eligible projects for funding through „Fondul pentru fapte bune” can be related, for example, to: increasing the quality of medical services in a medical unit, providing social assistance services for vulnerable people, providing support for people with disabilities, increasing the quality of educational process, preventing school and family abandonment, using technology to improve people’s lives.
The assessment of the projects submitted for financing will be done by a team of members of the Board of Directors and the team of the Vodafone Romania Foundation and external consultants. The judging takes into account several criteria, such as the relevance of the project (to what extent it responds to real community needs), the impact (if it can generate significant regional or national change for as many beneficiaries as possible) and the sustainability (if the project continues after the funding has been received).
The projects can be submitted online, at http://finanțare.fundația-vodafone.ro/. Also on this webpage, you can find information on the registration process, the regulation, the eligibility and judging criteria, the registration form, as well as the full timetable of the funding round. The deadline for submitting the applications is June 26, 2018.