Deadline: October 1st 2023 | Call for Proposals for Civil Society Organisations in Georgia
The Europe Foundation is happy to extend an invitation to call for proposals for Civil Society Organisations in Georgia (CSOs) to submit queries or complete proposals through the Foundation’s Open Door Grant making Mechanism.
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One of the rare chances for CSOs to be proactive in identifying and addressing local needs, developing new solutions and ideas to current difficulties is provided by Europe Foundation’s Open Door grantmaking programme.
The Foundation can continually accept a wide range of unsolicited submissions because to its Open Door grantmaking policy. It has been shown to be a useful method for assisting new and creative pilot projects or initiatives with pressing needs, so long as they aim to bring about long-lasting improvements through active citizen monitoring and lobbying. Over the years, the Foundation’s Open Door award projects have been successful in advancing public involvement and good governance while also strengthening the institutional foundation of the grantee organisations.
All different CSOs are welcome to apply for grants through the Open Door Grant Making Mechanism for their initiatives that promote civic involvement and have the potential to be duplicated geographically or across a range of subject areas.
- According to an examination of projects sponsored by the Foundation in the past, the majority of project expenditures fell within the range of GEL 50,000 to GEL 65,000, allowing grantees to successfully complete the project’s aims and objectives. The Foundation advises the applicants to consider this circumstance when developing project proposals.
Building Institutional Capacity of Civil Society Actors
- Some applicants may be chosen to participate in the Foundation’s Organisational Development (OD) initiative, which will provide them with more targeted advice on how to best improve their own institutional capacity in the following six areas: board governance, programme management, financial management, human resource management, communications, as part of the Europe Foundation’s strategy to develop institutional capacity of partner civil society organisations. The interested candidates are urged to express interest in this opportunity and to be prepared to go through additional steps in order to obtain OD support if chosen.
- The Europe Foundation is unable to fund the following initiatives:
- a certain political party (however, if operations are fair and transparent, it may finance work that includes all parties on subjects like electoral processes);
- political lobbying-related activities (apart from promoting causes that advance the public good and society);
- Religious activities; Commercial capital development projects; A grantee’s court actions and conflicts, unless they clearly connect to the project’s main goals;
- any military-related projects;
- Microcredit, small company loans, start-up money for entrepreneurs, proprietary market research, non-applied academic research, scholarships or travel grants for academic study, and the purchase of medical equipment are all examples of funding.
- Projects proving the following will be given grants:
- Degree of adherence to the Open Door Grantmaking Mechanism’s goals and requirements;
- A results-oriented, doable, and needs-based action plan that ensures widespread citizen engagement in the identification and resolution of important local issues;
- Project impact’s scope;
- Participation of pertinent parties in achieving project objectives;
- A thorough study of internal and external hazards and effective risk reduction techniques;
- Proper analysis of gender and minority considerations, ensuring that men and women have equal access to and involvement in decision-making processes and that representatives of various minority groups can project activities and products to do so;
- Organisational ability to carry out a project as evidenced by: pertinent expertise of the engaged staff and/or specialists, prior project implementation experience in pertinent issue areas, and ability to administer a grant;
- The project’s cost-effectiveness;
- A project’s sustainability (please note that the term “sustainability” can also apply to activities, structures, knowledge, and outcomes that come about as a result of project execution).
Visit Europe Foundation for additional details.