The funding for the call is provided by SIDA, with the project “Protecting Civic Space- Regional Civil Society Development Hub”, implemented by BCSDN. Ad-hoc support is an instrument established to provide rapid funding for a CSO’s immediate need or for innovation to promote civic space ONLY when there is insufficient time to operate through the standard grant award procedure. The funding may be used for two types of activities: for the organization of experts’ missions to provide support to an organization from the WB region that requested peer advice and exchange of experience on a specific civic space topic, AND for the organization of regional gatherings of CSOs, civil society actors, and their constituencies to interact and share their problems and solutions (ideas), learn together and establish consensus on their needs and the priorities. All grants awarded under the call for proposals should contribute to strengthened regional cooperation for promoting civic space in the Western Balkans. Read more here.