The State Budget Act for 2006 like the one for 2005 provides for a financial reserve designated for supporting the projects of public benefit NGOs, registered in the Central registry which amount is 929 900 BGN. For the last year, the amount of the reserve was 798 800 lv.
The budget subsidies for public benefit NGOs will be allocated with an ordinance of the Council of Ministers. Lake the previous year NGO will have the opportunity to apply with socially significant projects in the areas of public education, social tourism, public healthcare, social work, environmental issues and preservation of historic and cultural heritage. For the evaluation of the projects, the key criteria will be the number of potential beneficiaries of the project, the expenses necessary for the realization of the project per person, the total number of the members of the NGO, etc.
It is expected that by the end of January 2006, the governmental act for the execution of the state budget will be published in the Official Gazette where the deadline for applying, the application form, the members of the evaluation committee and the way of announcing the tender results will be determined.
We will provide you with additional information on the topic when the official act is issued.