Grow Civic

Grow Civic

Grow Civic is an in-kind support programme that is being implemented under Civic Space project, to provide flexible, transparent and accessible direct  support to rights-based, public benefit work carried out by activists, citizen’s initiatives, platforms, networks, and civil society organizations (CSOs).

The following individuals and/or organisations can request support from Grow Civic:

  • Activists (legally residing in Cyprus);
  • Registered or unregistered civil society platforms, networks, citizen’s initiatives, groups;
  • Registered associations, foundations and non-profit companies;
  • Trade unions, Local cooperatives, Professional Organizations, Greek Cypriot CSOs, Greek Cypriot citizens’ initiatives and Greek Cypriot activists can request support only in partnership with a Turkish Cypriot CSO or Turkish Cypriot citizen’s groups working for public good/benefit; Greek Cypriot activists can request support only in partnership with Turkish Cypriot activists.

Public benefits and rights-based actions that aim at least at one of the below objectives can be supported:

  • To increase accountability and visibility of CSOs toward the public including measures to improve the enabling environment for civil society;
  • To promote Human Rights and Democracy, involving citizens in policy dialogue, design and monitoring;
  • To support reconciliation, dialogue, closer relationship and trust between the Turkish Cypriot and the Greek Cypriot communities;
  • To support the exchange of good practices, with stakeholders, especially from the other EU Member States and IPA countries, allowing the creation and expansion of citizens’ networks, initiatives and platforms, including support for voluntarism.

Public benefits and rights-based actions that aim at least at one of the above mentioned individuals or groups will be supported. Grow Civic aims to stand flexible to answer the changing needs of civil society and activists. An indicative list of eligible activities is provided below but will not be limited to these.

  • Organising or participating in meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, study visits, or similar events, in line with the objectives of the Programme (e.g.: Human rights, civil society and participatory democracy, peace and reconciliation);
  • Expert(s)’ support for trainings, facilitation, workshops, etc.;
  • Creation of and participation in networks; cooperation, partnership initiatives and similar activities (in Cyprus, in other EU Member States or IPA Countries);
  • Translation support for eligible activities;
  • Organising and/or participating in advocacy work, lobbying activities, campaigns and similar activities.
  • The minimum support to be provided is €50.
  • The upper limit is €3.000.
  • For actions aiming towards the 4th Grow Civic objective mentioned above, containing networking and partnership events with stakeholders in other EU Member States or IPA countries, and which include activities to take place in those countries (i.e. study visits, internship, joint events, networking and partnership events) the upper limit is €5.000.

To request support you can review the form below to get an idea about the questions you have to answer while making a request via the Online System. The document named annexes is designed to support you while answering some of the questions. 

The document below will be used by Civic Space to assess your request for support and is being shared with you only for informative purposes.


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