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General Purposes

Bulgarian Environmental Partnership Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2010–February 29, 2012
  • Location Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Geographic Focus Bulgaria

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen citizen participation at the grassroots level in Bulgaria. During the grant period, the Bulgarian Environmental Partnership Foundation will provide small grants and technical assistance to nongovernmental organizations and community groups in the fields of environment and community development, raise awareness of the general public about key environmental issues in Bulgaria, and increase its organizational capacity and financial sustainability. Since its establishment in 2003, the grantee has established itself as a key indigenous grantmaker in Bulgaria. In 2008-2009, the grantee provided grants to over 60 grassroots environment and community development initiatives and ran awareness raising campaigns in the areas of nature conservation, biodiversity, sustainable tourism, renewable energy, and climate change.