SUBMIT A FUNDING APPLICATION
In this area you can download the instructions and the forms to submit a funding application to the Eight per Thousand Funds of the Christian Evangelical Baptist Union of Italy (Law 12 April 1995, n.116, modified with the Law of 12 March 2012 No. 34).
Who can submit a project?
The recipients of the OPM funds can be the entities listed below:
- churches, institutions and bodies having part in UCEBI
- other churches (Italian or foreign)
- ecumenical organizations (Italian or foreign)
- organizations, social cooperatives, social enterprises and other non-profit institutions.
What kind of project can be submitted?
The projects must have as its sole destination welfare, cultural, social and humanitarian interventions in Italy and abroad. Only one type of intervention must be indicated.
What if the activity I am presenting falls into more than one of the admitted sectors?
The project must fall into a single type of the 4 admitted: welfare, cultural, social and humanitarian; therefore, if the activity presented falls into several sectors, please select the main one.
Can I suspend the completion of the form and continue it later?
Yes, you can suspend the completion of the online Form at any time, save your work and resume it later.
Can I skip a point on the Form, even if it is mandatory, and respond later?
Yes, you can skip a point and go ahead in filling out the Form but the form must be completed before you can send it.
When is it possible to submit a project?
Applications can be sent every year from January 1st to January 31st. Applications received without the required documentation or with errors in the documentation will be excluded.
Will I receive notification of the outcome?
The Eight per Thousand will NOT communicate the outcome of the evaluation: the approved projects will be published on the website www.ottopermillebattista.org in the Reporting section by 30th September every year.
How much time do I have to start the project?
The project can be started immediately but no later than beginning of the year following the approval: however, it is mandatory that each project is concluded and fully reported by 31st December of the year following that of the financing/approval.
How much time do I have to complete my project?
The project must be closed and its report submitted by 31st December of the year following the reception of the funds. For example, should you desire to access the 2022 funds, you must apply by 31/01/2022 and the activity must be completed and its report submitted by 31/12/2023.
Extension can be requested in very exceptional cases, but cannot go beyond 30th April of the second year following that of reception of the funds (in this example above by 30/04/2024). A request for an extension regarding the date of expected completion must be received at least one month prior to the scheduled closing date. For example, if the project’s envisaged closure was 31/10/2023 and you were unable to meet this date, the request for an extension must be submitted no later than 30/09/2023.
What should I do if my project is approved but I am granted a sum inferior to that, which is actually required?
The share borne by the applicant indicated in the project submission phase (point 6 section A of the
Form for external bodies projects) must remain the same even if the funds approved by the Eight per Thousand are inferior to those required to carry on the project in its original form.
It is not necessary to reformulate the project, nor the budget/economic plan presented, nor
to specify for which items the OPM funds received will be used: it will be sufficient to submit the final report, which must comply with the Instructions for external bodies and the Reporting Instructions.
Can I receive any financing on the bank account of an individual and/or another body/church?
No: the money will be wired only on applicants’ own bank account.
Is there a model to use to present the budget/economic plan?
No: each applicant is free to submit a template of their own choice in pdf format (preferably on a single page) provided that each item in the final balance sheet coincides with those indicated in initial budget. It is important to pay attention the correctness of the accounts presented since, once the application has been sent, it is no longer possible to modify it.
Can I include in the report the expenses incurred for the project before it was approved?
Yes, it is possible to provide as documentation for the reporting also fiscally valid justifications of expenses incurred before the approval of the project and concerning the project itself.
 For these bodies, these instructions are valid only for requests over € 10,000 (see “Istruzioni per diaconia locale ed enti interni”)