First Call for applications for 2019 – Opportunity Fund

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The Project “Education for Employment in Macedonia” publishes
First 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 requirement:
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 with the supporting documents not later than March 30, 2019, to the following e-mail address: Boris.Trimcev@helvetas.org, 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 that are integral part of the Opportunity Fund Manual can be downloaded here:
1. OF Manual
2. Proposal Template
3. Budget template
4. Guarantee template

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