The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) implements an international technical assistance Project “Support rehabilitation of People with Disabilities with injuries caused by the war”, aimed to communities, including vulnerable people and IDPs, are more resilient and equitably benefit from greater social cohesion, quality services and recovery support.
This Call for Proposals aims at supporting initiatives that will help to establish or foster Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) focused on the improvement of the livelihoods and economic and social integration of PwDs’ caused by the war as well as at engaging PwDs to self-employment and entrepreneurship through training and startup support activities.
- Through this Call for Proposals, UNDP would like to engage civil society organizations to apply for two thematic areas:
- Lot 1
- Support livelihood public-private partnership initiatives aimed at improvement of socio-economic integration of PwDs and support to their employability in Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Kyiv oblasts and Kyiv city. Such initiatives include community initiatives to deliver professional training based on vocational education institutions and on-the-job training in local workshops, paid internship, additional support to promote job placement or self-employment opportunities, including raising motivation for entrepreneurial activities and social enterprise development and promotion of equal and indiscriminatory recruitment among employers.
- The projects submitted within this grant program should improve employability of persons with disabilities/ with injuries caused by the war through on-the-job training, internship, support to job placement and adaptation on workplace, creation of inclusive working environment etc. Examples of such activities that based on public-private partnership may include (but are not limited to):
- Proposing ways to support skills development, re-training and mentorship programs for people with disabilities.
- Enhancement of vocational education and training system capacity to ensure inclusiveness and relevance of the educational process including for adults.
- Proposing ways to support initiatives, aimed at the improvement of employability and livelihoods of people with disabilities from job search to job placement and onboarding, paid internship, creation of an inclusive working environment, and promotion of equal and nondiscriminatory recruitment among employers.
- Conducting an advocacy campaign, producing and disseminating content, informational and motivational materials that inform about the benefits, combat relevant stereotypes and otherwise contribute to the employment of PwDs.
- Lot 2
- Support creating or improving employment and self-employment opportunities for People with Disabilities in Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Kyiv oblasts, and Kyiv city.
- Such initiatives include engaging PwDs in self-employment and entrepreneurship through training and startup support activities.
- Projects should offer realistic and well-thought-out activities in the field of providing support to PwDs in self-employment or starting business, raising awareness of PwD in target areas about self-employment opportunities, creating tools for efficient economic integration of PwDs, etc.
- The projects submitted within Lot 2 should improve the self-employability of persons with disabilities/injuries caused by the war through business skills training, mentorship programs, support to business creation and running, creation of an inclusive business environment, etc. Such projects may include the following activities (but are not limited to):
- Proposing ways to support business skills development of PwD (both soft and hard ones).
- Promotion of entrepreneurship among PwDs.
- Proposing ways to support business initiatives of PwDs (including providing on-kind grant support, etc.)
- Conducting an advocacy campaign, producing and disseminating content, informational and motivational materials that inform about the benefits, combat relevant stereotypes, and otherwise contribute to self-employment or running a business by PwDs.
- Lot 1
- It is expected that each of the winning project proposals will be funded an average of USD 10,000 in UAH equivalent.
- It is expected that the duration of the proposed projects will not exceed two months.
- In order to apply for a grant an organization should:
- be an officially registered legal entity with the status of a non-profit or charitable organization;
- be ready and have a confirmed organizational, technical and personnel capacity to develop, organize and implement activities throughout the project implementation area stated in the project proposal submitted for the competition;
- to adhere to innovation in their activities, to be aimed at promoting the achievement of sustainable development goals, to follow to a gender-oriented approach and the principles of zero discrimination;
- the parameters that will determine whether an CSO/NGOs is eligible to be considered for funding by UNDP will be based on the Capacity Assessment Checklist CACHE.
- the partnership of a non-profit organization with a public and private institution must be documented by a letter of partnership, memorandum, letter of commitment to implement the project or other document that clearly shows the intention of cooperation, awareness of all parties with the content of project proposal and division of responsibilities between partners.
- Associations and unions of entrepreneurs and business associations can act as applicants for this CfP (as they meet all the requirements) and, at the same time, represent employers.
- Applications sent from individuals, commercial organizations, government agencies and organizations, local governments, trade unions, political parties, religious organizations will not be considered.
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