The BOLD small grant competition is officially open!

Mar 20, 2024

Do you want to make a difference in your local community?! The BOLD program is here to help you!

Take the opportunity to write a project to encourage civic engagement or economic development in your community. Think about the problem you want to focus on, how you propose to solve it, and how much time and resources you need for it. Then follow the guidelines we have provided in the application form, create a budget structure and submit your application before the deadline. The Embassy of the United States of America in Belgrade awards grants in the amount of $5,000 to $10,000 to small or large ideas that will lead to the most effective and realistic improvements in your environment.

The partner of the BOLD program is the Association for the Affirmation of the Culture of ASK, to which you submit your project proposals and which will distribute funds to the winners of the competition. The guide should help you write a great project proposal, and we’ll pick the best ideas. The mentor will then work with the winners to further improve the project plan and ensure it has the best possible chance of success.

If you are not sure and have doubts, we are here to help you.

Join us for two online info sessions where we will explain everything about the competition. Prepare questions and be BOLD!

Sessions will be held on March 25 and April 15. You can find more information about the sessions on the BOLD and ASK social networks.

The contest is open from March 20 to April 20 until 11:59 p.m.

How to submit a proposal:

  1. Download the Application Form and the Detailed Budget (two separate forms).
  2. Read the guidelines at the end of the competition form CAREFULLY . The guidelines should help you think logically about the type of change you want to make and make it easier for you to write a proposal explaining the significance of your project.
  3. CAREFULLY read the guidelines in the first sheet of the Detailed Budget. The guidelines should help you understand which expenses are acceptable and how each type of expense is classified and where it is entered on the Form.
  4. Fill in the Application Form carefully and make sure that your proposal is clear to the competition committee.
  5. Carefully fill in the Detailed Budget and make sure that the costs shown are realistic and necessary to implement your idea
  6. Submit both completed documents to [email protected] by April 20 at 11:59 p.m.


  • You must be a member of BOLD in order to be able to participate in the Small BOLD Grant Competition. It is easy to! You just need to join the BOLD network at
  • You must be a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 35 years old to apply.
  • The project budget must be in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. If you need more funds for your idea, we suggest that you seek additional funds from other donors. If there are funds from other sources, please indicate this in the budget document.
  • Applications can be submitted by organizations, individuals and informal groups (which are not registered as organizations).
  • Grants won by an individual or an informal group (which is not registered as an organization) will be administered through a local partner organization (which is registered as an organization).
  • The implementation of your projects can start as early as 01. September and must be completed no later than 30 April 2025 years.
  • The deadline for submitting the completed application with the budget table is April 20 at midnight. Incomplete applications will be considered technically incorrect and will not be considered.

For all questions you can visit the BOLD FORUM


We can’t wait to see your suggestions!

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