National Foundation holding second series of meetings with its remaining grant beneficiaries

On 19 May 2016, in Zagreb, the National Foundation held the second part of meetings with its beneficiaries in the area of the Civil Society and Local Communities Regional Development Programme in the Republic of Croatia, extended Decentralised Model of financing civil society development in the Republic of Croatia, and the Development Cooperation within the “Democratisation and Civil Society Development 2.0” thematic fund, with the aim of identifying the necessary changes within the framework of possibilities for further financing.

The above meetings were attended by 54 representatives of CSOs – beneficiaries of the National Foundation's grants, who were acquainted with the consequences of the adoption of the Regulation on the Criteria for Determining Beneficiaries and Manner of Distribution of Part of the Revenues from Games of Chance in 2016, significantly reducing the percentage (from 14.2 % to 6.88%), which in turn resulted in the funds for the National Foundation's grants being reduced by almost 52%, which is why the National Foundation will not be able to pay out the approved grants for this year in the agreed amounts.

Potential models of further support to civil society by the National Foundation for Civil Society Development were also discussed at the meetings.