Czech NGO People in Need is pleased to announce Call for selection of civil society organizations, within regional project “COVID-19 Solidarity Programme 2020-2022”, funded by the European Union.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted social and economic systems across the world, and magnified existing vulnerabilities and inequalities. The prompt implementation of mitigation measures has been highly effective in reducing the public health impacts of the crisis in Georgia.
The aim of the People in Need COVID-19 Solidarity Grants Programme is to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and contribute to the longer term socio-economic resilience of vulnerable groups in Georgia. Throughout the programme, PIN will work with CSOs that support vulnerable rural households, including elderly people, the extremely poor, internally displaced persons, youth, and persons with disabilities.
Rural and remote communities experience specific vulnerabilities. Proposed projects should demonstrate an understanding of the challenges faced by rural communities. In addition, in this first round of grants we will priorities proposals that directly address the different and intersecting needs of:
- Persons with disabilities
- Ethnic minorities
- Elderly people
Successful proposals will address immediate needs and gaps in the following sectors:
- Social Services – This might include the provision of home-based social or therapeutic services; support to young people leaving care during the pandemic period, etc.
- Protection – For example, addressing the impacts of gender-based violence.
- Education – This can include mentoring support to young people at risk of falling behind; measures that widen inclusion, etc.
- PIN will support individual grants up to a maximum of 140,000 GEL. Proposed project duration should not exceed 12 months.
- In the first round, it is planned to disburse approximately 420,000 GEL.
In this first round, proposed projects should target underserved, rural communities in:
This call for proposals is open to non-profit-making civil society organisations with the status of a legal person, established in Georgia from one of the following: non-governmental organisations, organisations representing national and/or ethnic minorities, civil rights organisations and organisations combating discrimination, women’s and youth organisations, teaching and research organisations.
Applications should provide evidence of the following:
- Registration status as a non-profit organisation registered under Georgian legislation.
- At least four years’ experience delivering activities in line with the proposed project
- Managing budgets of budget size
Proposals will be evaluated in a two stage process. Submitted proposals that score 70 points or above according to the selection criteria below, will be evaluated by a Grant Selection Committee (GSC) comprised of internal and external stakeholders. Organisations which reach the second stage will be invited to present their project idea to the GSC. The final decision will be announced no later than 17 August 2020 via email.
For more information, visit https://georgia.peopleinneed.global/en/call-for-applications-for-civil-society-organisations-6894gp