Re-launching the Social Agriculture Development Fund (SADF)

COSV in Albania, as the lead partner of the EU-funded project TOKA JONE, is re-launching the Social Agriculture Development Fund (SADF) sub-granting scheme to promote the sustainable reuse of confiscated assets to benefit vulnerable groups at risk of exclusion. The main aim of the CfP will be to develop innovative social agriculture initiatives re-using confiscated assets as a means to promote socio-economic development, and use of agricultural land through community–based social farming services.

 

Applications are open for start-ups, NGOs such as membership-based organizations, foundations, centres, Social Enterprises, etc., based in Albania, which operate in the following sectors:

 

  • Agriculture and Rural Development through Social Farming;
  • Environmental Protection and Mitigation of Climate Change’s effects on Agriculture;
  • Gender Mainstreaming in Rural Areas;
  • Promotion of Rule of Law and Good Governance;
  • Human Rights and Social Protection;

Sub-grants of up to €58.000 will be awarded to help socially reuse of the agricultural land confiscated from crime in the regional areas of Tirana and Durres.

 

Financial support to third parties will cover 100% of their eligible costs (i.e. no co-financing will be required from third parties).

 

Applications

 

Before submitting your application, please consult the relevant documents and guidelines for applicants.

 

Deadlines

Deadline for submission of applications:19 January 2024

 

Information meetings:

 

Two information sessions on this call for proposals will be held on:

  • December 5, 2023 at 10.00 hours local time at COSV Albania premises, Rruga e Ullinjve, Njesia 1/1, Residence ‘Kodra e Diellit, Selite, Tirana.
  • December 11, 2023 at 10.00 hours local time, online at the following link

Questions may be sent by e-mail for the submission of applications to the below address by 30 December 2023, indicating the reference of the Call for Proposals:

 

Email address: cosvbalkans@cosv.org

 

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS

 

Documents to be completed

 

Documents for information

 

The project is implemented by a consortium led by the Coordinamento delle Organizzazioni per il Servizio Volontario (COSV), the Albanian Network for Rural Development (ANRD) and the Consorzio Nazionale della Cooperazione di solidarietà sociale Gino Matterelli (CGM) – with its associated entity (Consorzio La Rada CLR), in cooperation with the Agency for the Administration of Seized and Confiscated Assets (AAPSK) and with the direct and intensive support of the 2 Municipalities of Tirana and Shijak (located respectively in the Tirana and Durres Counties).