Ukrainian civil society organisations continue to face extraordinary challenges and workload. But despite this, they continue to work and provide vital services for people affected by the war, including vulnerable groups.
To strengthen the work of CSOs and enable them to continue implementing their important projects, East Europe Foundation, with the financial support of Switzerland, is providing 12 grants ranging from one to three million hryvnias to 12 civil society organizations within the framework of Capable and Resistant project.
The participants were selected by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. They work in various fields aimed at combating gender-based violence and protecting women’s rights, supporting vulnerable groups, national minorities, as well as providing support to people affected by the full-scale invasion.
Here is the list of organizations and a brief description of their projects to be implemented within the grants received:
Vinnytsia Information and Education Center VIS will create a space for a counseling center and shelter for women FFaPP, the project is called Center for Counseling and Support for Women – FFaPP (Feminist Professional Support/Shelter).
Ukrainan public organisation Gay Alliance Ukraine will work to strengthen the sense of safety and dignity of LGBTQ+ people during the war within the framework of the project Strengthening the capacity of LGBTQ+ communities facing problems during the war and their involvement in public processes.
Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine will provide food and hygiene kits to low-income families with children, the elderly, people with disabilities, other vulnerable groups and victims of war within the framework of the project From hearts to hearts.
Center for Civic Initiatives Public Dimension (Suspilny Vymir) will provide primary non-specialized psychosocial assistance to people that are currently deprived of such an opportunity due to various circumstances, through the dissemination of an innovative ITS methodology (Integrative Community Therapy). The project is called Primary, safe and cost-effective psychosocial support.
Territory of Success (Terytoriya Uspikhu) will promote socio-economic integration and psychosocial recovery of IDPs in Kirovohrad region within the project How do internally displaced persons feel in Kropyvnytskyi?.
Public Movement Faith, Hope, Love (Vira, Nadiya, Lyubov) will continue to provide psychosocial support, case management, legal assistance, counseling, information, social and other services to the affected population, improving the living conditions for IDPs in their shelter Sofia within the project Strengthening the capacity of GBV prevention projects.
Zhyva-Ya will provide medical and psychological support to internally displaced women and children affected by war and gender-based violence within the framework of the project Resilient and Aware.
Roma Women’s Association Voice of Romni (Holos Romni) will support the space for displaced women and women from vulnerable groups, provide the necessary support for the economic, physical, psychological and social recovery of women affected by the war, improve the interaction and cooperation of human rights, women’s and Roma organizations with each other and with local authorities within the project Place of Power.
Center Women’s Perspectives (Zhinochi Perspektyvy) will provide psychological and legal support to IDP women and children staying in shelters, and support operational activities of shelters Ryasne, Soborna, Zelena, Kastelivka within the project Provision of services to women and children of IDPs staying in shelters for IDPs.
Insight will support the most vulnerable women affected by the war by expanding the Women’s March psychological hotline and provision of legal services for women within the project Women’s March (Marsh Zhinok).
La Strada – Ukraine will strengthen its work on preventing and combating gender-based violence, in particular domestic violence against women, youth and children in Ukraine. It will develop the organizational and operational capacity of the National Toll Free Hot Line on prevention domestic violence, human trafficking and gender based discrimination and the National Children and Youth Hot Line within the framework of the project Ensuring access to services for GBV survivors and awareness raising campaign.
Slavic Heart (Slovyanske Sertse) will restore the roof and central heating systems of the resource center Slavic Heart in de-occupied Sviatohirsk within the project Restoration of the Resource Center for Women Slavic Heart.
As part of the project, the participants will also be able to undergo an organisational capacity assessment and receive a roadmap for further development. They will also be offered a series of trainings and mentoring support in the field of financial management, project and team management, fundraising, work with volunteers, communications and other areas.
We wish every success to the organisations participating in the project and thank Switzerland for its support!