1. Could a prospective partnership consist entirely of institutions of local authorities?
Since agreements bind partnerships among institutions of local authorities (municipalities and communities) and volunteer organizations of social care (according to article 2 of the Scheme for State Subsidy), a prospective partnership cannot consist of entirely institutions of local authority. Each, and every partnership must consist of at least one institution of local authority and one voluntary organization of social care.
2. Could a municipal or community development company participate in the Project?
A municipal or community development company can participate in the Project because the aforesaid company is a legal entity that is established by a municipal/community council.
3. How many institutions must form a partnership for the best possible outcome?
At least two institutions but no more than four ones must form a partnership for the best possible outcome. The above-mentioned number of institutions safeguards good management and coordination of the partnership´s actions.
4. Which individuals can participate in the Monitoring Committee? Institutions must choose individuals capable to fulfill the tasks of the Monitoring Committee.
5. Could institutions whose field of activity lies outside Objective 2, participate in a prospective partnership?
Institutions whose field of activity lies outside Objective 2, can participate in a prospective partnership since the Project will promote actions on a local, regional or national level. Emphasis will be given to areas included in Objective 2 (rural areas, part of the Municipality of Ayios Dhometios, the Municipality of Nicosia)
6. Could projects that are already running and are financed by the scheme of State Subsidy or other public fund, participate in the Project?
Yes, they could. They will be evaluated according to criteria:
§ B1 “Purpose of the suggested project and its connection with the needs of the labour market and target groups”.
§ C2 “Added value”.
However, since a project is funded by Project “Expansion and Improvement of Care Services for the Children, the Elderly, the Disabled and other Dependants” must not receive additional funding by the scheme of State Subsidy or other public funds.
7. Which must be the duration of a project in order to elaborate the recommended budget?
The annual budget of a partnership will be CY£35,000 - £50,000. Therefore, institutions must submit budget estimations that cover the Project´s materialization.
8. Could board fees be considered as means of subsidy?
This is possible should the relevant National Legislation regarding the payment of board fees by the people who receive social care services, is applied.
9. Could employees of running social care projects of the parties involved in partnerships become employees of a project that will be materialized within the framework of the Project?
Yes, they can be employed in a project that will be materialized within the frame of Project “Expansion and Improvement of Care Services for the Children, the Elderly, the Disabled and other Dependants”
10. What are the eligible expenditure of the individual projects of Project “Expansion and Improvement of Care Services for the Children, the Elderly, the Disabled and other Dependants”.
The expenses of the individual projects, must follow the general provisions of the eligibility of expenditure and control systems of operations, for assistance granted under the Stractural Funds, as they are stated in Regulations 1260/99 of the Council of Ministers and 1685/00, 438/01 and 448/04 of the European Commission. Eligible payments are conducted by the parties involved and are justified by the completion of the actions of each project.