Together We – Shelter Program is implemented by East Europe Foundation with the support of the Humanitarian Fund for Ukraine. The Program’s aim is to increase viability of Ukrainian nongovernmental organizations that provide vital services to the war-affected population.
Program Geography: Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv and Kherson regions.
The Program will focus on providing humanitarian non-food assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other war-affected populations by mobilizing and strengthening the capacity of local CSOs.
The projects involve purchasing and distributing to IDPs kits of essential non-food items that can be used in shelters, in particular, bed linen and towels, kitchen utensils, water tanks, lights and phone chargers.
It is assumed that the kit composition will be at least 80% consistent with the standard kits approved by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA):
20% of the kits represents a variable component and may include goods from the following categories: bed linen and towels, kitchenware, housewares, lights and phone chargers.
In addition to procurement, it is planned to inform the public about the progress of the project and the needs of the beneficiaries.
Projects are expected to last between two to three months.
Number of projects to be supported: 15.
The maximum budget for one project is UAH 950,000. The minimum project budget is UAH 850,000.
Funds within projects can be used to:
When planning projects, applicants should consider the following:
In addition, the Foundation, with the help of involved experts, will support the winning organizations in developing internal policies to ensure accountability to the affected population and protect from sexual exploitation and abuse (AAP / PSEA). Organizations will also be supported through training and mentoring.
The competition is open to civil society organizations (CSOs), 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.
All applications submitted to the competition will be reviewed and evaluated by an independent board of experts, based on the following evaluation criteria:
To participate in the Program, applicants must complete and submit:
The deadline for application submission is June 21, 2023, 23:59. Completed applications, along with the budget, shall be sent to email@example.com. Please indicate in the subject of the letter “Application for the grant competition for procurement of non-food items for IDPs.”
Documents submitted by applicants shall not be reviewed. The final decision on the application shall not be subject to revision. The reasons for the decision to refuse or support the project shall not be disclosed.
Participants will be notified in writing about the results of the application consideration by the competition commission.
Selected organizations may be interviewed online to assess their organizational capacity.
The projects are expected to start around August 15, 2023.
Questions regarding the technical conditions of the grant competition can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org