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Citizen Outreach Grants (COG)

  1. Civic Initiative – recruiting respected doctors and volunteers for a wide-scale campaign. The doctors will go door-to-door for the village’s elderly population, inform them about the benefits of vaccination and provide recommendations tailored to their specific health needs. Meanwhile, the volunteers will disseminate brochures and register the elderly population for vaccination. Project duration: 16 August – 4 October, 2021. Project budget – $ 8,000.
  2. Orbeliani Georgia – The project aims to use the crowdfunding e-platform to mobilize community support and resources to help locally-driven recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Orbeliani Georgia will capitalize on the successful experience and lessons learnt from the pilot phase supported by ACCESS and further build sustainability of the platform. Project Budget: $14,950. Project duration: 1 April – 31 August, 2021.
  3. Gavigudet – The overall goal of the project is fight air pollution in Rustavi through awareness raising and citizen engagement in online and offline campaigns. Project Budget: $15,000. Project Duration – 25 March – 10 September, 2021.
  4. Salam Platform – The project aims to address the most urgent needs of the rural population in Kvemo Kartli in the COVID-19 crisis response through community organizing and advocacy. The project activities will cover 10 villages of Marneuli, Gardabani, Bolnisi, and Dmanisi and focus primarily on ethnic minorities. Project Budget: $14,998.  Project duration: 1 April – 31 August, 2021.
  5. Center for Civic Activities (CCA) – The project aims to support homeless people in Georgia’s mountainous regions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is hitting homeless people especially hard. Center of Civic Activities will partner with the Georgian Network of High Mountain Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to highlight the multifaceted help needed by homeless people and provide support to this community through citizen mobilization and advocacy. Project Budget: $15,000. Project duration: 1 April – 31 August, 2021.
  6. Tbilisi Pride – The goal of the project is to protect the rights of LGBTQI persons during the COVID-19 crisis through empowering their families and taking targeted steps to ensure that their voices are heard to support their children. The new project will build on the experience of forming network of LGBTQI person’s family members back in 2020 with EWMI ACCESS support and further empower, expand and build resilience of this movement and its members though awareness-raising, peer-support, trainings and media outreach. Project Budget: $ 14,600. Project duration: 1 April – 31 August, 2021.
  7. Human Rights and Social Justice Research Center – addressing water and air pollution as well as recurring flooding in Poti through civic engagement and advocacy.  Project duration: 1 April – 31 August, 2021. Project budget – $ 7,996.
  8. Cactus Media – Building capacities of medical personnel in Gali to work with COVID-19 patients, raising their awareness of COVID-19 prevention, treatment, and hospital management; building bridges between youth in Gali and Zugdidi and entrusting them with joint activities to disseminate reliable information on COVID-19 among their peers. Project budget – $ 19,172. Project duration – 20 January – 20 September, 2021.
  9. Human Rights Center: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on elderly people in Shida Kartli through community mobilization and advocacy, supporting community-based volunteer response to their needs and advocating these needs before local and national authorities and other stakeholders. Project budget – $ 19,882. Project duration – 20 January – 20 August, 2021.
  10. New Thinking Institute: Identifying and addressing the primary needs and problems of ethnic minority communities in Kvemo Kartli during the pandemic, empowering nine village community centers in Marneuli and Gardabani municipalities to address the social support, public information, and advocacy needs of their communities. Project budget – $ 19,635. Project duration – 20 January – 20 September, 2021.
  11. Platform “Salam”: Mobilizing and empowering persons with disabilities (PwDs) in Kvemo Kartli to voice their primary problems during the pandemic and call for their resolution. Strengthening PwD groups through networking, outreach, and advocacy. Project budget – $ 19,985. Project duration – 20 January – 20 September, 2021.
  12. Winner Women’s Club: Reducing harmful impact of COVID-19 on breast cancer patients in five municipalities of Georgia through psycho-emotional and peer support, increasing the accessibility to protocols related to the treatment of cancer-patients during the pandemic among the front-line healthcare workers.
  13. Youth for Social Equality: Promoting the rehabilitation and integration of children with disabilities in the mountainous villages of Georgia during the pandemic, working closely with parents of PwD children and facilitating networking and collaboration among them to help address issues of common concern. Project budget – $ 19,999.  Project duration – 20 January – 20 September, 2021.
  14. Civic Initiative ‘Knowledge Cafè’ – mobilizing resources to build and set up an independent civic space (i.e. community foundation building) in Tsnori through citizen engagement, outreach and crowdfunding campaigns. Project budget- $19,572. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 1 June. 2021.
  15. Human rights and Social Justice Research Center – addressing water and air pollution as well as recurring flooding in Poti through civic engagement and advocacy. Project budget- $19,975. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 February, 2021.
  16. Platform ‘Salam’ – empowering youth leaders from Azeri communities in Georgia via development of their skills in advocacy, public speaking and debates. Project budget- $19,713. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 March, 2021.
  17. Center for Civic Activities – representing and protecting rights and interests of people from high-mountainous regions of Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Racha-Lechkhumi, Lower and Upper Svaneti. Project budget- $20,000. Project duration: 15 April – 15 February, 2021.
  18. Special Conservation Center Nacres – promoting volunteerism and civic engagement in Borjomi through strengthening volunteer firefighter groups and raising awareness on fire prevention and safety. Project budget- $19,925. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 February, 2021.
  19. New Thinking Institute – empowering rural Azeri women in Marneuli municipality through setting up a “mother’s school” and offering informal education opportunities. Project budget- $19,397. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 February, 2021.
  20. Coalition for Children and Youth– Championing Children’s Rights in the 2020 Parliamentary Elections. Project budget- $19,950. Project duration: 1 September – 31 December, 2020.
  21. Gavigudet– addressing air pollution in Rustavi through advocacy campaigns, citizen awareness and mobilization. Project budget- $19,860. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 January, 2021.
  22. Orbeliani Georgia– developing a sustainable funding mechanism for community-driven projects by using and promoting a crowdfunding platform. Project budget- $20,000. Project duration: 15 April – 15 December, 2020.
  23. Tbilisi Pride– empowering families of LGBTQI persons as well as protecting their rights. Project budget- $19,817. Project duration: 15 April – 15 December, 2020.
  24. Club of Winner Women– supporting breast cancer patients and survivors in regions of Georgia; raising public awareness about the importance of breast and cervical cancer screening. Project budget- $20,000. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 31 January, 2021.
  25. Women of Georgia – supporting popular FB page “Women of Georgia”to raise awareness on gender inequalities in Georgia, sharing experiences of women from various backgrounds to exemplify gender berries that women face all across the country. Project budget- $19,991. Project duration: 15 April – 15 October, 2020.
  26. Coalition for Children and Youth, project “You’ve got a Message”. Conducting civic engagement campaign in regions of Georgia (Telavi, Gori and Kutaisi) to raise public awareness of various forms of violence against children, and the problems related to prevention and elimination of this problem in the country. Project Duration: 14 November – 30 December, 2019. Project Budget – 8,770 $.
  27. Center for Civic Activities – Empowering the population of Kakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions and defending their interests. The project supported establishment of the Community-based Organizations (CBOs) in upper mountainous regions of Kakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti and helped locals solve their major problems through active advocacy campaigns. Project Duration: 1 April – 30 September, 2019. Project Budget: 14,990 $.
  28.  Winner Women’s Club – empowering people diagnosed with breast cancer and members of their families in Georgia’s regions, providing them with psychological and informational support, and raising public awareness of the importance of screening for breast and cervical cancers. Project Duration: 15 April – 15 October, 2019. Project Budget: 14,996.79 $.
  29.  The coalition Education for All Georgia – Fostering critical thinking skills among students and teachers at regional schools of Georgia through large scale information and media campaign. The project involved finalists of the 2018 National Teacher’s Award and the 2017 winner of this award. Project Duration: 15 April – 15 October, 2019. Project Budget: 14,985.94 $.
  30.  Kakheti Regional Development Foundation (KRDF) – reducing radicalization and estrangement of youth in the Pankisi Gorge by engaging them in informal educational and recreational activities. Project Duration: 1 April – 30 September, 2019. Project Budget: 14,995.40 $.
  31.  Partnership for Human Rights (PHR) –reducing bullying and violence in regional schools of Georgia through awareness rising: trainings on bullying and its prevention for teachers, school administrators, students and parents in Tbilisi and regions of Georgia; individual consultations to parents and children; disseminating textbooks and informational booklets about violence against children. Project Duration: 15 April – 15 October, 2019. Project Budget: 14,965.50 $.
  32. Civic Initiative/Knowledge Café – mobilizing activists and engaging citizens in crowdfunding campaign to construct the Knowledge Café, an independent social venue in the village of Tsnori, Sighnaghi municipality. Project Duration: 15 April – 15 October, 2019. Project Budget: 14,812.80 $.
  33.  Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) – project “Increasing Civic Engagement on Environmental Issues”. Protecting citizen’s interests in Upper Svaneti region during construction of the large Hydro Power Plants. Project Duration: 15 January-15 September, 2019. Project budget: $ 15,000.
  34. Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association – assisting communities in the Racha-Lechkhumi and Lower Svaneti regions in highlighting and addressing their key needs and concerns through providing free legal aid, trainings and implementing advocacy initiatives.  Project Duration: January 15 – September 30, 2019. Project budget: $ 15,000.
  35. Georgian Ecotourism Association (Tbilisi) – project “Community-Initiated Tourism Product Development in Shavi Tskali Valley”. In partnership with local activists, the project engaged citizens of Kharagauli in developing and promoting community-based tourism products and services. Project Duration: 1 January – 15 September, 2019. Project Budget: $ 14,890.
  36. Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), project “Access to Public Information – 2018”. Evaluation of the government’s adherence to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the practice of proactive disclosure of public information in 2018. Publishing of the research reports. Project Duration: 15 March – 15 July, 2019. Project Budget: 14,995.50 $.
  37. Women of Georgia – Updating popular social media platform and website with new stories of women to exemplify the gender barriers that women face in Georgia. Project duration: 1 January – 30 June, 2019. Project Budget: $ 14,998.
  38. Young Scientists’ Club of Ozurgeti (Ozurgeti) – establishing effective citizen engagement mechanisms in the Ozurgeti and Lanchkhuti municipalities and foster citizen participation in local decision–making. Designing and setting up an online citizen-petition platform in Ozurgeti municipality. Project duration: 15 March, 2018 – 15 February, 2019. Project budget:  14,598 $.
  39. “Center for Civic Activities” (Gurjaani) empowering and engaging citizens in local decision-making processes in Pankisi Gorge and Tusheti:  building capacities about existing citizen engagement opportunities , facilitation of discussions between community members and local government representatives on issues of local importance; Supporting formation of the community councils.  Project duration: 15 March – 15 September, 2018. Project budget: 14,995 $.
  40. “Step Forward” (Batumi) advocacy for introducing rehabilitation programs for children with hearing impairments in the Khulo, Shuakhevi, Khelvachauri, Keda, and Kobuleti municipalities of Ajara. Project duration: 15 March – 15 November, 2018. Project budget: 15,000 $.
  41. Kakheti Regional Development Foundation (Akhmeta) engaging ethnic Kist, Chechen and Georgian youth in Pankisi Gorge in extra-curricular educational and networking opportunities as well as a summer camp for cultural exchange and diversity learning. Project duration: 15 March – 15 September, 2018. Project budget:  14,998$.
  42. Urban Lab, project “5 Meters Rock” – production of a documentary to visualize possible solution to the problem of crowded public transportation in Tbilisi. The project was funded as a result of the partnership between ACCESS and the documentary movie festival CINEDOC Tbilisi. Project duration: September, 2017 – April, 2018. Project budget – $ 7500.
  43. Level2 Films’ project “Level 2” – production of a documentary to demonstrate the problem of the shrinking green spaces in Tbilisi. The movie illustrates an example of a Tbilisi suburb where residents built a sports playground for neighborhood kids on the rooftops of car garages. The project was funded as a result of the partnership between ACCESS and the documentary movie festival CINEDOC Tbilisi. Project duration: September, 2017 – June, 2018. Project budget – $ 7500.
  44. Civic Activism and Equality Center, project “Women of Georgia” – extension of a popular Facebook platform titled as “Women of Georgia”. The platform  features stories of women of various backgrounds to exemplify gender inequalities and expose often hidden gender barriers. ACCESS supported producing additional 45 stories and launching the website. Project Duration – 1 March – 31 July, 2018. Project Budget- $ 14,990.
  45. Local Development Agency Georgia’s project “Voice of More Women in Local Self-Government“  mobilized women voters of Imereti region to support them to voice their needs to the political parties and election candidates in the run up to the local government elections in 2017. After the elections, LDA Georgia monitored whether or not the winning political parties and candidates considered the women voters’ needs in their post-election programs. Project duration: 17 July, 2017 – 17 April, 2018. Project budget – $14,990.
  46. The House of the Independent Journalists in partnership with the Newspaper Batumelebi. The Project “Countering Anti-Western Disinformation in Ajara” employed a wide variety of tools, including public meetings, lectures, video clips, urban art, essays, etc., to raise citizens’ awareness and understanding of the anti-western disinformation. The project featured well-known Soviet History researchers and speakers who led series of discussions in Batumi and the adjacent villages. Project Duration – April 24, 2017 – March 1, 2018. Project budget: $ 14,950.
  47. Journalists’ Network for Gender Equality’s project „Support Women’s Political Participation“ – organizing a countrywide campaign  to mobilize, inform and engage women to voice their needs to the election candidates in the run up to the local government elections in 2017. Project duration: 17 July – 17 December, 2017. Project budget – $14,990.
  48. Levan Mikeladze Foundation’s project „Ethnic Minority Women Voters Form Constituency“ supported women voters in Akhaltsikhe, Akhalkalaki and Marneuli municipalities to form female constituency in the run up to the regional elections in fall 2017 and to empower them to become active citizens. Project duration: 17 July – 17 December, 2017. Project budget – $14,998.
  49. Samtskhe-Javakheti Media Center’s project “Women for Women” engaged locally active women from Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe, Marneuli and Ninotsminda municipalities to identify female voter’s needs in their respective municipalities  through organizing open meetings with local women in villages. The needs identified through community meetings were afterwards discussed with the election candidates and decision-makers. Project duration: 17 July, 2017 – 17 January, 2017. Project budget – $14,970.
  50. Women for Regional Development’s project „Women’s Voice in Local Self-Government“  facilitated women’s mobilization and consolidation efforts in seven target communities of Ozurgeti Municipality (Bakhvi, Laituri, Naruji, Nasakirali, Likhauri, Zimiti, Dvabzu) to help women engage with election candidates and advocate for considering women voter’s needs in the election programs and later in the municipal budgets and programs. Project duration: 17 July, 2017 – 17 February, 2017. Project budget – $ 14,598.
  51. Radarami, Project “Raising Awareness about Russian Propaganda” – countering anti-western disinformation through promoting the Georgian translation of a proclaimed book “Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia”. For this purpose the project distributed books free of charge in 20 regional cities of Georgia and toured the country with the book discussion events, engaging prominent national and local public figures. The project also produced visual materials. Project duration: 1 April – 30 November, 2017. Budget: 15,000 USD.
  52. Civic Activism and Equality Center. The Project “Women of Georgia” – extension of a well-established and popular Facebook platform that features human stories titled as ‘Women of Georgia”. ACCESS supported producing 60 stories about women from Georgia to highlight women’s issues and increase awareness on invisible barriers that women from all class, race and sexuality face in Georgia. Project Duration – 1 June – November 30, 2017. Project Budget:m $ 14,920.
  53. JumpStart Georgia, project “Up in the Air” – raising awareness about air pollution and its negative impacts in Georgia and encouraging citizens to take action against air pollution. For this purpose JumpStart launched an online platform, conducted series of focus groups to evaluate the current knowledge about the negative impacts of air pollution, and used this information to tailor the online campaign for raising public awareness on the issue. Project duration: 1 July, 2016 – 30 June, 2017. Project budget: $14,930.
  54. Civic Activities Center (Gurjaani), project “Encourage Citizen Participation in Local Self-Government in Akhmeta and Dusheti High-Mountainous Municipalities”  – engaging local CSOs and residents in addressing their primary problems through working with the local government institutions; supporting formation and effective functioning of the Citizen Advisory Councils. The project covered villages of Tusheti, Pankisi Gorge, Ukana Pshavi, Khevsureti and Gudamakari. Project budget: $14,835. Duration: March 1 – September 1, 2016. Contact info:
  55. Civil Society Institute (Batumi Branch), project “Govern Your City” – introducing a viable public engagement model in the local self-government process in the city of Batumi; strengthening the Citizen Advisory Council and practicing new ways of citizen engagement; increasing public awareness about the role and responsibilities of local self-government institutions through innovative campaigns.Project budget: $14,990. Duration: March 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. Contact info:
  56. Local Development Agency – Georgia (Kutaisi), protect “Participate in Governance” – increasing public engagement in the local decision-making in all 12 municipalities of the Imereti region; developing comprehensive guidelines on citizen engagement; supporting the formation of the Citizen Advisory Councils; increasing interaction between local CSOs and their constituents; advocating for solving local problems through civic participation. Project budget: $14,975. Duration: March 1 – December 1, 2016. Contact info:
  57. Young Scientists’ Club of Ozurgeti (Ozurgeti), Project “Information Provision System for Citizen Engagement” – fostering citizen engagement in the local self-governance processes through establishing and building capacities of local advisory groups; setting up and launching an SMS-based platform for informing interested citizens about the upcoming Sakrebulo (i.e. local council) hearings and activities; working with the Sakrebulo to improve existing public information policies. Project budget: $14,520. Duration: March 1 – December 31, 2016. Contact info:
  58. Analytical Center for Inter-ethnic Consultation and Cooperation, project “Election Comics Tents” – using innovative civic education methods to inform population of Samtskhe-Javakheti region about the upcoming parliamentary elections and encourage their participation in the elections. Engaging youth from the target region in preparing bilingual (Georgia-Armenian) comics on elections and holding outdoor fairs “Comics Tents” in Akhaltsikhe, Akhalkalaki, Ninotsminda and Adigeni. Project budget – $14,905. Project Duration: August 10 – October 14, 2016.
  59.  Stepantsmida, project “Advocacy for Rights of Kazbegi Population during the 2016 Parliamentary Elections” – increasing engagement of Kazbegi population in the electoral processes through organizing public discussions between communities and the majoritarian candidates.  Project Budget – $ 7,983. Project Duration – 15 August-15 November, 2016.
  60. Kakheti Regional Development Fund (Kakheti) – Empowering local youth of Pankisi Gorge through capacity building and joint advocacy initiatives. Project Budget – $14,250;
  61. AhuAhu – Fund for Cultural Development (Tbilisi) – facilitate free movie screenings and follow-up discussions on social issues throughout the regions of Georgia; Advocate for restoration of the municipal movie theaters in regions. Project Budget: $14,990.
  62. Vejini (Kakheti) – Engaging ethnic minority communities in discussing early marriage problems; Project budget: $14,450.
  63. Union of Chiaturelians (Imereti) – Facilitating citizen engagement in solving local environmental problems; Project budget: $ 14, 235.
  64. Borjghali (Ajara) – Supporting socially vulnerable and elderly population of Ajara. Project budget: $14,850.
  65.  Center for Civic Activities (Gurjaani)- Supporting civic integration of ethnic minority youth in Pankisi. Project Budget: 14,973.
  66. Georgian Center for Security and Development (Tbilisi) – Raising awareness about Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration processes and the associated benefits among youth in the Kakheti region. Project budget: $ 14,751.
  67. Union of Scientists of Imereti Region “Spectri” (Imereti) – Building the knowledge and capacity of Vani and Baghdati municipalities to prevent and respond to flood risks. Project budget: $14,940. Duration: September 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015. contact info:

Public Policy and Accountability Grants (PPAGs) 

  1. Civitas Georgica: Studying and improving infrastructural safety, the safety of the educational process, and staff safety in the Georgian preschools and kindergartens, as well as increasing access to an uninterrupted early childhood education during the pandemic and other crisis/emergency situations. Project budget- $36,224.  Project duration: 15 January – 30 September, 2021.
  2. Coalition Education for All: Studying the learning loss in Georgia caused by the COVID-19 disruption of the education process, working with key stakeholders to identify and develop viable strategies for filling the gaps. Project budget- $32,500. Project duration: 15 January – 15 July, 2021.
  3. International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) – uncovering and reporting disinformation campaigns on Facebook during the 2020 parliamentary elections, as well as informing civil society and communicating with Facebook staff to safeguard elections from outside meddling. Project Budget – $69,624. Project Duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 April, 2021.
  4. Strategic Communications Center Georgia – countering anti-western disinformation through FB platform through citizen engagement in detecting and countering disinformation in social media. Project Budget – $68,890. Project Duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 March, 2021.
  5. in partnership with Atlantic Council Digital Forensics Research Lab (DFRLab) – producing investigative research into Russian disinformation campaigns targeting the public or policymakers ahead or during the 2020 Parliamentary elections. Project Budget – $59,800. Project Duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 January, 2021.
  6. UN Association of Georgia (UNAG) – encouraging democratic political participation and Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations through producing unifying narratives drawing on the heritage of Georgia’s first Democratic Republic. Project Budget – $40,087.29. Project Duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 January, 2021.
  7. Internet Monitoring for Democratic Civil Action (IMDCA)– detecting anti-western pages and engaging Facebook users to detect and identify fake accounts (bots, trolls) and misinformation platforms through page ‘Vin Vin Aris’ (Who is who?). Project Budget – $40,513. Project Duration: 15 April – 15 October, 2020.
  8. Strategic Communications Center (StratCom) of Georgia, the Project “Information Defense Legion” – counter anti-western disinformation by producing and disseminating pro-western strategic narratives through web-platform (, social media and mobile application. Project duration: 1 April, – 15 October, 2019. Project budget: $ 29,328.
  9. United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG), Project “Response to Disinformation – A Case of Georgia”. A comprehensive study and analysis of the methods used to disseminate anti-Western disinformation in Georgia and the Georgian experience of countering them. Authors of the study explored the nature, specific cases and methods of disinformation and propaganda in Georgia over the past 3-5 years as well as measures undertaken to curb their effect. Project Duration: 1 April – 15 August, 2019. Project Budget: $ 10,042.
  10. Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association (GYLA) , project “Building Resilience and trust” – reducing violent radicalization and extremism in Georgia through building resilience of youth in Pankisi Gorge. For this purpose, GYLA organized debate competitions with participation of youth, workshops for the active members of the affected communities, and supported advocacy initiatives of the trained citizens to be more actively involved in local decision-making and governance. Project duration: 15 November, 2018 – 15 September, 2019. Project budget: $ 30,000.
  11. Batomi, project Promoting Sustainable Urban Development in Batumi – developing recommendations for sustainable urban governance system and cultural heritage monuments protection in Batumi; building capacities of responsible decision-makers about sustainable urban management; attracting volunteers and raising public awareness through media campaign, public lectures, etc. Project duration: 1 July, 2018 – 1 September, 2019. Project budget – $ 39,105.
  12. Orbeliani Georgia, project “Building Resilience and Trust”. Civic engagement in Kvemo Kartli region targeting ethnic Azeri youth. Project supported the volunteer-based initiatives in 11 communities/villages. Duration: 1 January – 31 July, 2019. Project budget: $ 29,750.
  13. Georgia’s European Perspective, project “Strength is in Europe” – broadcasting 20-minute discussions on Rustavi 2’s Saturday Midday show on bi-weekly basis. Producing and airing feature stories and PSAs to debunk anti-western disinformation and inform population on Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic choice. Project duration: 25 April, 2018 – 1 May, 2019. Project budget: $ 49,920
  14. Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) project Protecting Tbilisi’s Cultural Heritage. Monitoring operations of the Tbilisi Development Fund, and assessment of the the quality of reconstruction and restoration works taking place in the old Tbilisi. Relevant reports and policy recommendations were developed and presented to decision-makers. Public outreach through social media and face-to-face meetings with the population. Project duration:  June 1, 2018 – June 1, 2019. Project budget – $ 40,955.
  15. Tbilisi Architecture Biennale (TAB) project City Close-Up: Rethinking Recreational and Construction Regulations in Tbilisi – making policy-makers and citizens better aware of the main urban challenges of Tbilisi through researches, multi-stakeholder discussions and diverse multi-media materials. Project duration: 1 July, 2018 – 31 March, 2019. Project budget – $39,970.
  16. Georgian Alliance for Safe Roads (GASR) advocacy for pushing forward the road safety reform and decreasing air pollution in Tbilisi. The project Healthy Air through Empowering Responsible Initiatives (HAERI) monitored ongoing reform of Periodic Technical Inspection (PTI) of vehicles, and conducted secondary analysis of the results of air quality tests in Tbilisi to assess the possible effects of PTI on air quality. Project duration:  15 June, 2018 – 15 June, 2019. Project budget – $ 20,481.
  17. Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) – Georgia in partnership with Netgazeti, studied and reported on the impact of anti-western disinformation and propaganda in the Georgian social media. The project identified the target audiences that are most susceptible to anti-western disinformation and developed recommendations on how to reach them effectively. Project duration: 1 April, 2018 – 1 August, 2019. Project budget – $52,235.
  18. Strategic Communications Center (StratCom) of Georgia, in partnership with Ifact and Indigo, the Project “Information Defense Legion”.  Purpose of the project was to counter anti-western disinformation by producing and disseminating pro-western strategic narratives of Georgia and highlighting Georgia’s long-standing national project of European integration; engaging partner media outlets to conduct investigative journalism to expose anti-western disinformation actors, sources, and techniques in Georgia. Project duration: 1 April, 2018 – 1 February, 2019. Project budget: $ 57,736.
  19. Integration – Road to NATO and EU, project “Myth or Reality?» – informing society about the existing myths spread by anti-western actors and increasing media literacy among the broader audiences. For this purpose the organization prepared and aired a bi-weekly special TV rubric through Rustavi 2’s “Other Midday” program and produced PSAs on these topics. Project Duration – 15 March, 2017 – February, 2018. Project Budget – $49,920.
  20. In-Depth Reporting and Advocacy Center, project “Help Combat Anti-Western Propaganda through Information” focused on informing public about the benefits of the EU market and the opportunities stemming from the EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). Producing rich media content on the platform (up to 100 in-depth stories) about the Georgian farmers and businesses reaching EU markets, and practical benefits and opportunities of the European market. Project Duration – March 1 – November 1, 2017. Project Budget – $ 50,000.
  21. Media Development Foundation (MDF), project “Myth Detector to Inform Citizens and Strengthen Media Literacy» – issuing “Myth Detector” articles to counter the anti-western myths and narratives and posting these articles on the web platform  Based on MDF research, the TV Pirveli prepared weekly myth-busting and media literacy TV stories, and aired studio interviews with MDF’s researchers. Media literacy workshops for youth were held in Tbilisi and the regions of Georgia. Project Duration – 10 March – 10 November, 2017. Project Budget: 49,980.
  22. Transparency International – Georgia (TI), project “Civic Movement Against Anti-Western Propaganda” organized a public campaign in Georgia’s regions together with up to 20 CSOs of the “Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia” to highlight benefits and importance of European integration to ordinary citizens. Using the motto “Strength is in unity, strength is in Europe”, this campaign envisioned community meetings and public events featuring experts and local celebrities in western regions of Georgia (Ajara, Samegrelo and Imereti), conveying locally relevant narratives and messages about Georgia’s European integration. Project Duration – 15 March – 15 October, 2017. Project budget: $49,600.
  23. Caucasus Research and Resource Centers (CRRC) in partnership with “Partnership for Road Safety”, project “Safer Transit Options for Passengers (STOP)”. Overall goal of the project is to increase  the safety of intercity transport in Georgia through applying internationally practiced approaches. Project Budget: $49,330. Duration: 1 March, 2016 – 1 March, 2017.
  24. Georgian Alliance for Safe Roads –  project “Effective Policy Solutions to Road Safety in Georgia” – raising public awareness of the road safety problem in Georgia and building support among the policy-makers and the public at large to push forward road safety reform (enforcing the points-based system of penalties, more effective CCTVs,  stricter fines for over-speeding, tec.)  Project duration- 26 September, 2016 – 27 January, 2016. Project budget: $15,000.
  25. Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC). Promotion of the development and implementation of the labor conditions and safety inspection mechanism in Georgia. Project Budget: $79,177. Duration: 1 July, 2015 – 31 October, 2016.
  26. Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC), project “Georgia-EU Association Agreement for Increasing Competitiveness of Georgian Agriculture”. Helping Georgian farmers and small processing enterprises in the regions to comply with the DCFTA requirements. Project Budget: $49.920. Duration: 1 March, 2016 – 1 March, 2017.
  27. Transparency International – Georgia (TI-Georgia). Analyze media advertising market trends and relevant legislative base in Georgia and provide comparative analysis with international practices. Project budget: $ 13,000. Duration: 15 October, 2015 – 15 March, 2016.
  28. Media Development Foundation (MDF). Study use of public funds in media and its impact on media content and independence.  Project budget: $ 13,000. Duration: 15 October, 2015 – 15 June, 2016.
  29. Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association (GYLA). Examine and assess the legal provisions related to the Must Carry – Must Offer principle and the media ownership concentration in the context of the digital switch-over; examine the legal provisions related to the role of the state in controlling/auditing (i.e. financial regulation, tax audit) the TV ratings system; Project budget: $ 12,990. Duration: November 1, 2015 – July 1, 2016.
  30. Media Development Foundation (MDF). Raising public awareness about Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration and debunking myths and negative attitudes towards this process by providing unbiased information. Project Budget: $79,870. Duration: 2 July, 2015 – 30 April, 2016.
  31. Economic Policy Research Center, Project ““Develop and launch a five-day executive course in Georgia for high-level public officials and top CSO leaders on policy development and analysis”. Project Duration – April 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Project budget: $ 19,921.

Intersectoral Collaboration for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

  1. Collegium of Independent Educational Consultants: Protecting the rights and interests of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families during the pandemic with a special focus on their right to equitable healthcare, mobilizing civil society and private sector resources to (a) identify and highlight the key barriers to healthcare delivery and access for people with ASD and (b) propose and promote a pilot model for treatment planning and service delivery that meets their needs. Project Budget – $ 20,000. Project Duration: 15 January – 15 July, 2021.

Elections Rapid Response Grants

  1. Democracy Research Institute– Monitoring engagement of the religious organizations and clergy in the pre-election campaign and generating public discussions on this issue. Project duration: 15 October – 25 December, 2020. Project budget: 5,000 USD.
  2. Coalition “Education for All – Georgia”– addressing the long-standing problem of politicization of Georgia’s educational system, particularly during the electoral periods, and protecting school teachers and personnel from mandatory participation in election processes.  Project duration: 15 October – 15 December, 2020. Project budget: 4,929 USD.


COVID-19 Response Grants Program for Civic Activists and Citizen Groups

  1. Eter Arsanidze – Holding an intensive information campaign encouraging and supporting local citizens in Ambrolauri municipality (Racha) to get vaccinated. The Rachian team will go door-to-door in over 40 villages, hold open meetings between residents and trusted doctors, offer medical advice and transportation services to vaccination centers. Project duration: August 9 – October 4, 2021. Project budget: $ 4,500.
  2. Giorgi Orkodashvili, Mariam Geldiashvili, and Aleksandre Gulbiani – training 30 teachers from the Keda and Akhmeta municipalities about COVID-19 vaccination. Assisting  teachers in designing and implementing customized awareness-raising activities aimed at encouraging their colleagues and fellow citizens to get vaccinated. Project duration: August 9 – October 4, 2021. Project budget: $ 4,850.
  3. Mariam Mitaishvili – providing psychological and emotional support to children with cancer and their families during the pandemic: holding individual online psychotherapy and art therapy sessions with children undergoing cancer treatment at the Iashvili Clinic and their parents/caregivers. Raising awareness about the importance of psychotherapy for children with cancer and their families and advocating for increased support from the government to cover costs of psychological services to this group. Project duration: August 30 – October 11, 2021. Project budget: $ 4,800.
  4. Salome Tskhvitava – Team of psychologists will delivering online therapy sessions to pediatric Covidpatients and their parents during their stay at I. Tsistsishvili Pediatric Hospital in Tbilisi. In addition, psychologists and therapists will develop online videos and activities for children to explain the common treatment procedures and describe hospital facilities and equipment. Project duration: 26 April – 26 August, 2021. Project budget – $ 4,500.
  5. Tata Kutaladze – help children from socially unprotected and/or otherwise vulnerable families from the Telavi municipality get prepared for the school start. Due to the closure of the kindergartens during the pandemic, many children could not go through school-entry preparation program. The project will deliver these kids a targeted program to develop the cognitive, motor, emotional and social skills necessary for their school entry. If needed, children will also get close support from psychologists, speech therapists, and social workers. Project duration: 1 May – 31 August, 2021. Project budget – $ 5,000.
  6. Giorgi Parulava and Giorgi Pirtskhalaishvili – Identifying and addressing problems related to COVID-19 curfew passes – the overall objective of the project is to promote a fair, effective, and transparent policy of issuing one-off movement passes for COVID-19 curfew in Georgia. The one-off movement passes are temporary permits for citizens’ movement during the curfew. The project will monitor and assess the current policy in Georgia, study international best practices and develop recommendations for improvement. Project duration: 1 June – 31 August, 2021. Project budget – $ 4,814.40.
  7. initiative group “Winter Stock”Using multiple tools to raise awareness about the importance and safety of COVID-19 vaccines among socially unprotected and otherwise vulnerable groups. The project also aims to assist the targeted groups in registering for and receiving the vaccine. The group will use its network of volunteers and the database of socially vulnerable families to whom they delivered humanitarian aid during the pandemic. Project duration: 1 June – 31 August, 2021. Project budget – $ 5,000.
  8. Nino Bojgua – Organize a youth-orientated pro-vaccination campaign that will inform, motivate, and activate young people to get vaccinated and convince their parents and grandparents to do the same. The project will use a chatbot to send regular messages to young subscribers of the popular web portal The messages will deal with the importance of vaccination via quizzes, blog posts, articles, videos, posters, and other visuals. Other messages, meanwhile, will stimulate youth participation through creative and fun assignments by encouraging them and their peers to get vaccinated. Project duration: 1 June – 31 August, 2021. Project budget – $ 4,500.
  9. Europa Donna Georgia – Supporting cancer patients, as well as their families, caregivers, and larger oncology community during the COVID-19 crisis through providing them with up-to-date and practical information on the COVID-19 dissemination, symptoms, and special needs of cancer patients during pandemic. The project is implemented in cooperation with the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC). Project Budget – $ 3,900. Project Duration: 6 April – 15 June, 2020.
  10. Advanced Technologies and Innovations Center– Developing and launching a mobile application CovidBuster to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The app will enable its users to record their contacts on a daily basis to help quickly identify their clusters if they become infected. It will also provide daily updates on COVID-19 and WHO’s and NCDC’s recommendations. Additionally, the app will send out regular reminders on the actions to take to avoid COVID-19. Project Budget – $ 4,650. Project Duration: 6 April – 15 July, 2020.
  11. Civic Initiative, Knowledge Café – Supporting lonely elderly people in the Sighnaghi municipality through identifying and responding to their urgent needs. Raise funds and other resources to provide them with essential food and medical products; and assist them through stress-management activities. Project Budget – $3,500. Project Duration: 6 April – 18 June, 2020.
  12. Welfare Foundation– Capacity building of primary health care workers and professionals on COVID-19 epidemiology and pathogenesis, infection prevention, and clinical care of severe respiratory infection. The regional offices of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) will help Welfare Foundation in mobilization of the training participants. Project Budget – $4,890. Project Duration: 6 April – 6 August, 2020.
  13. Wolfram Syndrome Georgia – supporting deaf-blind people, their families and caregivers by providing useful information on COVID-19 and individual consultancy. Project Budget – $ 3,890. Project Duration: 4 May – 19 June, 2020.
  14. Innovations for Inclusive Society – preparing children with disabilities and special education needs for entry in schools through consultancy sessions with children, their parents and school teachers.  Project Budget – $ 4,673. Project Duration: 10 May – 10 July, 2020.
  15. Akaki Akhalaia (in partnership with – producing  and distributing articles, podcasts, infographics and stories on COVID-19 and on how to adapt to the new normal. Posting the content on popular platform Project Budget – $ 4,960. Project Duration: 4 May – 4 July, 2020.
  16. Children’s Hospice Firefly World – supporting terminally ill children and their families during the pandemic through information and psychological counseling services. Project Budget – $ 4,700. Project Duration: 10 May – 10 July, 2020.
  17. Lika Qurtsilkidze and Shorena Tkeshelashvili – creating  educational videos to support emotional, physical and cognitive development of pre-school children. Project Budget – $ 460. Project Duration: 10 May – 10 July, 2020.
  18. Social Workers for the Society’s Well-being – Empowering caregivers and leaders of community-based family-type homes (i.e. children’s homes) to cope with the COVID-19 crisis and provide a supportive and safe living environments for children. Project Budget – $ 4,663. Project Duration: 10 June – 10 August, 2020.
  19. Ajara Democratic Development Union – Informing Roma community living in Kobuleti and Batumi about the COVID-19 threats and prevention mechanisms. Project Budget – $ 1,375. Duration: 6 April – 31 May, 2020.
  20. Coalition Education for All – Supporting public school teachers, students, and parents to adapt to distant schooling during the COVID-19 shut down through developing online educational materials and operating a help line. Project Budget – $ 4,998. Duration: 6 April – 21 May, 2020.
  21. Georgian Journalists Ethics Charter – Identifying false narratives related to the spread of COVID-19 and redirecting citizens to reliable information and sources. Project Budget – $ 2,860. Duration: 6 April – 6 June, 2020.
  22. Giorgi Beria (individual) – Building capacities of the medical personnel in Western Georgia in management of pandemic at hospitals and relevant safety measures. Project Budget – $ 2,258.50. Duration: 6 April – 31 May, 2020.
  23. Gumbati – Raising awareness of COVID-19 threats and prevention mechanisms among Azerbaijani and Armenian ethnic minority citizens living in the Tsalka municipality. Project Budget – $ 2,097.  Duration: 6 April – 6 June, 2020.
  24. Mirian Jugheli (individual) – enhancing and promoting a digital solidarity platform that provides citizens with up-to-date information on available online services/resources, COVID-19 myths and disinformation, and the spread of virus. Project Budget – $ 4,925. Duration: 6 April – 6 May, 2020.
  25. Ialkani – Protecting socially vulnerable families groups in Ajara, through raising their awareness about the threats of COVID-19 and the ways to prevent its spread. Mobilize resources through crowd funding to meet urgent needs of these families. Project Budget – $4,136.50.  Duration: 6 April – 6 June, 2020.
  26. Identoba Youth – Protecting people living with HIV in the Ajara region from COVID-19 through awareness-raising and consultancy. Project Budget – $ 1,150. Duration: 6 April – 31 May, 2020.
  27. Platform “Salam” – Mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in Marneuli and Bolnisi through implementing intensive information campaign. Project Budget – $4,000. Duration: 6 April – 31 May, 2020.
  28. Studio Velosipedi (Bicycle) – Helping children understand why they need to stay home and how to protect themselves from COVID-19 through producing new episodes of the popular animation series – the Giraffe Zhoze. Project Budget – $1,600.  Project: 6 April – 31 May, 2020.
  29. Association of Young Psychologists and Doctors “Xenon” – Protecting a high risk group of substance dependent individuals from COVID-19 infection through raising their awareness about the COVID-19. Project Budget – $ 4,420. Duration: 6 April – 21 May, 2020.
  30. GTS Photography – sharing individual stories of life during self-isolation, motivating people to comply with social distancing. Project Budget – $1,930; Duration: 4 May – 4 June, 2020.