In order to strengthen the sustainability and effectiveness of civil society organisations (hereinafter referred to as CSOs), media that have the status of public organisations, and participants of CSOs; to promote their development in war conditions, within the framework of the “Stiyikist’” Programme (hereinafter referred to as the Programme), East Europe Foundation announces a grant competition.
EEF implements this Programme within a consortium of non-governmental organisations led by ERIM (Equal Rights and Independent Media, France) in partnership with Human Rights House Foundation, Human Rights House Tbilisi, the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, and funded by the European Union.
Within the grant component of the Programme, it is planned to provide grants to support local initiatives aimed at strengthening CSOs, as well as media that have the status of public organisations, by announcing an open competition (hereinafter referred to as the Competition) in three areas:
For this competition, one organisation can submit only one application within one lot. Grantee’s co-funding is optional for participating in the Competition.
Grants cannot be issued to organisations that, at the time of signing the grant agreement, are registered (have a legal address) in the territory classified as temporarily occupied (registered in settlements included in the list of cities and towns on the territory of which the state authorities of Ukraine temporarily do not exercise their powers, as well as settlements located on the front line).
Goals of the grant Competition:
The purpose of this lot is to support CSOs in their relocation from the regions of Ukraine affected by military operations, namely from Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, and Chernihiv oblasts, as well as to create conditions for their activities in a new place.
Priority will be given to organisations that carry out relocation from one of the communities that are recognized as affected by active hostilities and are defined in the Order of the Ministry of Regional Integration of April 25, 2022, all amendments to it, and taking into account all versions of the order. The list of priority communities can be found in Appendix No. 1. Relocated organisations should continue their activities in a new location – this should be confirmed by providing the organisation’s Activity Plan.
The application may contain the following budget lines (this list is not exhaustive):
This lot provides support to CSOs that contribute to ensuring appropriate working conditions for internally displaced persons, relocated CSOs, and their representatives, for their effective cooperation with host communities. Preference will be given to organisations that have experience in practical work with internally displaced persons (IDPs) and/or mediation of conflicts in territorial communities.
The application may include the following types of activities (the list is not exhaustive):
The projects submitted under this lot should help improve the operational and organisational capacity of public organisations working in the field of media and communications and support their professional activities.
The application may include the following activities (the list is not exhaustive):
The following civil society organisations (CSOs) are invited to participate in the Competition: charitable organisations (non-entrepreneurial societies, institutions, foundations, etc.), public associations (public organisations, public unions) that are registered as legal entities in Ukraine and have a status of a non-profit organisation. Applications from business entities (including legal entities and individual entrepreneurs), state authorities, local governments, political parties, and religious organisations will not be accepted for consideration. Applicant organisations should not be in a state of bankruptcy or termination of the legal entity status at the time of applying.
Among applicants, preference will be given to the following organisations:
All applications submitted for the Competition will be reviewed and evaluated by an independent panel of experts based on evaluation criteria.
Evaluation criteria for applications within Lot 1
Exclusive criterion: applications that do not meet this criterion will not be accepted for consideration within Lot 1 (points are not assigned). CSOs that as of 24.02.2022 were registered in one of the regions of Ukraine affected by hostilities at the time of applying should provide evidence of change in their location of activity (examples of evidence include: premises rent agreement, change of official registration location, IDP certificate of the representative (s) of the organisation, photo or video evidence).
Basic evaluation criteria:
Evaluation criteria for applications within Lot 2
Evaluation criteria for applications within Lot 3
Maximum grant amount: up to UAH 1,000,000 per organisation
Number of grants: up to 15 projects are planned to be supported within the Competition
Expected duration of projects: from 3 to 6 months
Expected launch of project activities: November 2022
How do I apply?
Applicant organisations must complete and submit:
East Europe Foundation reserves the right not to provide funding if the quality of project applications does not meet the Competition conditions.
Please note that:
A list of budget lines/items that cannot be supported by EEF is contained in the Project Budget template.
Application deadline: 23:59, October 3, 2022
Results of the Competition will be announced no later than November 1, 2022
All applications must be sent via email to Stiykist-Programme@eef.org.ua with «Заявка на конкурс грантів» + lot number in email subject.
Questions on this Competition announcement can be sent to Yuliia Smahliukova, Program Specialist at East Europe Foundation. You can contact her via Stiykist-Programme@eef.org.ua until October 3, 2022.