Centrifuge : Frequently Asked Questions
1. Whom do you support by Centrifuga program?
BCIF’s Centrifuga program supports registered civil associations, as well as informal groups of citizens which need not be registered.
No. Only civil society groups and informal groups of citizens may apply for these programs (for Active Communities, Centrifuga and We Are in Program programs).
If you are an informal group of citizens (you are not registered), and you receive a donation from BCIF, you need to sign an agreement with the registered organization, which will provide you with an account onto which donation payment for your project will be made.
Centrifuga program supports youth groups on their launch of creative and innovative cultural content, along with themes which are important for younger generations.
Supported group or organization has to be from a town where there is an Erste bank office. Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš have been exempted from Centrifuga program, in order to activate the young who live outside of main cities.
You need to call the person responsible for a certain program on the phone, and introduce an idea or a project proposal. After that an appointment will be made if additional consultations are
When you decide to apply for BCIF’s programs, you need to carefully think about which program suits you best. You may apply for only one of the programs which are open at the time.
You may apply unlimited number of times for one particular donation program. However, it is advisable that you do not apply with the same project again, should your project remain unsupported. You should ask BCIF’s office for advice on how to improve the existing project.
You may send only one project to a program you wish to apply for. In case you send more projects, only one will be taken in consideration for donation grant, while the others will be withdrawn from the procedure.
Within the scope of one program, for example Active communities program, one organization may be supported no more than twice. After that, the organization may apply for other donation programs.
The decision making process takes one month from the day of the deadline for submitting a proposal. You will be informed on the results by phone or via e-mail.