The Herceg Novi Municipality signed project financing agreements with the representatives of about forty Herceg Novi NGOs. With 75,000 euros, the local government supported 47 non-governmental projects this year. The projects are related to cultural heritage, local community development, youth and the elderly, support for people with disabilities, education, sports and environmental protection.
Local self-government thus continues the practice of supporting the work and development of non-governmental organizations, recognizing their importance, driving force and orientation towards the progress of the local community to which they belong, said Secretary for Social Affairs and Sports Darko Klasic and Member of the Commission for Allocation of Funds to NGOs Tamara Vujovic.
Herceg Novi is one of the municipalities that allocates the most funds from the Budget to help NGOs, and to implement ideas that the commissioners themselves have judged to be excellent, purposeful and progressive, sometimes lack knowledge of how and where to apply.
For this reason, two projects were supported this year aimed at training other NGOs on how to apply for and receive funding, not only at open competitions of ministries, but also at EU funds and initiatives, as well as embassies of other countries in Montenegro.
“It is time to pool knowledge and lend a hand to each other for a better quality of life for our citizens, everyone in their field, that united with the voice of the citizens being heard, we as a community can move faster towards the European Union, where NGOs are an indispensable partner to all”, said Vujovic.
The total budget allocated to this purpose has been allocated in accordance with the Decision on Criteria, Method and Procedure of Allocation of Funds to Non-Governmental Organizations, namely to projects of non-governmental organizations that have previously proved to be good associates of local government in various fields, and that have applied for the Contest this year and filed proper documentation.
The contracts were signed on the basis of the Decision on Allocation of Funds for Project Financing for 2019, which was made in accordance with the Decision on Criteria and following a public competition for allocation of funds from the budget of the Municipality of Herceg Novi in 2019.