Fourth Call for applications for 2019 – Opportunity Fund

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Fourth Call for applications for 2019 – Opportunity Fund

The objective of the Opportunity Fund is to support VSD Providers towards provision of market-oriented and sustainable VSD offers, which lead to immediate employment (max 3 months after the completion of the training) of the learners.

Sectors covered: (1) Hospitality; (2) Health and Social Care; (3) Personal Services; (4) Agriculture; (5) Food Technology; (6) Machinery; (7) Applied IT.

Eligible applicants of the Opportunity Fund are:

  1. Private providers of non-formal VSD
  2. VET Schools providing non-formal VSD
  3. CSOs providing non-formal VSD
  4. Employers providing in-house VSD

Special requirements:

Private providers, VET Schools and CSOs providing non-formal VSD can apply for the Opportunity Fund only in cooperation with one or multiple employers who guarantee in a written form to employ at least 35% of the trained persons within 3 months after completion of the VSD training.
Employers providing in-house VSD shall guarantee in a written form to employ 50% of the trained learners within 3 months after completion of the VSD training.

Application procedure and deadline:

All eligible applicants are encouraged to submit the Application along with the supporting documents, to the following e-mail address: Boris.Trimcev@helvetas.org no later than 14th October 2019, with subject: OF 2019 Application.
The applicants are encouraged to submit their applications in English language. Proposals submitted in Macedonian or Albanian language will also be taken into consideration.

Additional information as well as application documents along with the Opportunity Fund Manual can be downloaded here:

  1. OF Manual
  2. Budget template
  3. Proposal template
  4. Guarantee template

Should you need support regarding the documents, please send an e-mail to the following e-mail address: Daniela.Stojanova@helvetas.org with subject: OF 2019 Documents.

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