To strengthen resilience and effectiveness of nongovernmental organizations (“NGOs”) providing services to the population affected by the full-scale Russian invasion, and to facilitate the organizational development in the wartime,
East Europe Foundation announces a grant competition within the framework of the second phase of the Capable and Resistant Program (hereinafter referred to as the “Program”).
The Capable and Resistant Program is implemented by East Europe Foundation with funding from Switzerland.
GRANT COMPETITION OBJECTIVES
The Program’s grant component will support initiatives of NGOs that provide services to people affected by the full-scale Russian invasion.
It is proposed to focus on the most vulnerable groups, such as internally displaced persons (“IDPs”) and those who have returned to their places of permanent residence, the local population, as well as women and children affected by the war.
Initiatives can be related to responding to the needs of the organization’s target audience (“TA”), supporting existing and/or developing new services and activities that are important to the TA and the local community.
Possible activities within the framework of the grant competition include, but are not limited to, the following:
Within the framework of the project proposal and with proper justification in the application form, activities aimed at enhancing the operational and/or organizational capacity of the CSOs can also be supported, if these activities lead to achieving a certain coverage of beneficiaries during the project implementation period and align with the goals of the Capable and Resistant Program: provision of services and support to people affected by the full-scale Russian invasion. We recommend providing the justification in the section of the application form titled “Description of project activities: strategy and mechanisms for achieving the goal”.
In this way, the Foundation can support expenses that are anticipated, but not limited to:
Lot 1: Grants to the amount ranging from UAH 3,000,000 to UAH 4,500,000 for NGOs that have demonstrated previous experience in implementing similar projects and the necessary professional capacity. It is planned to support between seven to ten projects under Lot 1.
Lot 2: Grants to the amount ranging from UAH 1,000,000 to UAH 1,300,000 for NGOs that have demonstrated previous experience in implementing similar projects and the necessary professional capacity. It is planned to support between ten and fifteen projects under Lot 2.
Geography of the competition: the territory controlled by the Government of Ukraine at the time of application.
Only one application per applicant may be supported within this competition.
The grant competition is open to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), in particular, charities (non-entrepreneurial associations, institutions, foundations, etc.); public associations (public organizations, public unions), which are registered as legal entities in Ukraine and have a non-for-profit status.
Applications from business entities, including corporations and individual entrepreneurs, state authorities, local governments, political parties, and religious organizations shall not be considered. Applicant organizations must not be in a state of bankruptcy or dissolution at the time of application.
Grants cannot be issued to organizations that, at the time of signing the grant agreement, are registered (have a legal address) in the territory defined as temporarily occupied (in the list of settlements in the territories of which the state authorities of Ukraine temporarily do not exercise their powers, as well as settlements located on the demarcation line).
!Please note that this competition does NOT support the purchase, transportation and distribution of humanitarian aid (including food and non-food items, medicines, etc.) and assistance to the military.
The Capable and Resistant Program offers activities to develop capacities of the civil society organizations and strengthen their resilience in the wartime. The partner organizations selected through a competitive process will be offered organizational capacity assessments, online trainings and mentoring from leading experts at the organization’s request. Organizations may be eligible to receive a voucher for up to UAH 40,000 on a competitive basis, which can be spent on the development of communication and/or IT tools or additional training. By applying for the grant competition, organizations undertake to participate in the training and information activities of the Capable and Resistant Program, as well as to fulfill the reporting requirements (interim and final narrative and financial reporting shall be provided).
All applications submitted to the competition will be reviewed and evaluated by an independent panel of experts based on the following selection criteria:
Additional preference will be given to the projects whose geographical coverage includes territories that have been affected by hostilities.
Expected project duration: up to five months. Please note that all projects should be completed before March 31, 2024, at the latest.
The projects are expected to start in November-December 2023.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
Please submit and fill out the following (In Ukrainian):
A set of documents is identical and must be submitted for both Lot 1 and Lot 2.
East Europe Foundation reserves the right not to support any project if the quality of the project applications does not meet the terms of the competition.
Deadline for applications: 23:59 on September 20, 2023 inclusive (Kyiv time, UTC +3 / EEST)
The results of the competition will be announced in November 2023.
All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Application for the grant competition Lot Number_”.
Questions regarding this call for project proposals may be sent to email@example.com.
The information session is scheduled to take place at 14:00 on Wednesday, September 06, 2023.
To participate in the information session, each participant must fill out the form by September 05, 2023 inclusive. The link to join the Zoom meeting will be sent to the email addresses of the registered participants.