1 minute

“Help BiH Information Sessions Conducted in Visoko, Berkovići, and Stolac”

The first information sessions were held as part of the project SOE10-2023/2024 in the municipality of Visoko, Stolac, and Berkovići, where all interested citizens could obtain all necessary information on how to apply for grant funds.

The German non-governmental organization Help, since March 5th, 2024, Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. has started the implementation of the project “Inclusion and Economic Empowerment in the Western Balkans 2023/2024” in the municipalities/city: Berkovići, Stolac, and Visoko. The project is funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany through the Stability Pact for Southeast Europe, with co-financing from municipalities/cities.

The project will last for 10 months and support a total of 60 beneficiaries from each of the mentioned municipalities/cities. Potential beneficiaries are all unemployed and/or employed individuals from socially vulnerable categories of the population with viable business ideas for starting or developing independent business activities. The project can support all activities resulting in appropriate monthly income, depending on the available financial resources and market potential of each individual proposal.

Preference will be given to ideas in the fields of tourism and crafts. The idea should include an environmental protection component and be assessed as a “green” business by Help officials.

Approved assistance will be distributed solely in the form of material and technical resources necessary for the activity, without cash payments. The average amount of individual donation is determined at the equivalent of 2,500 EUR. Each beneficiary will be required to contribute 20% of the total donation amount, register their activity (at least as a small agricultural enterprise), and perform 10 hours of socially useful work for the local community. Previously registered activities up to five years old will also be considered.

Interested candidates from the municipalities/cities of Berkovići, Stolac, and Visoko can download the application form from the link below.

SS1 Application form-full- BOSNIAN february 2024.final