COVID-19 Response Grants for Civic Activists and Citizen Groups

COVID-19 Response Grants for Civic Activists and Citizen Groups

Amount of Covid-19 Response Grant:              Min. $500 – Max. $5,000

Duration of Projects:                                              Min. 1 month – Max. 3 months  

Deadline:                                                                     Ongoing

The East-West Management Institute (EWMI) Advancing CSO Capacities and Engaging Society for Sustainability (ACCESS) Project invites civic activists, citizen groups, and civic movements to apply for COVID-19 Response Grants to address the issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant program will support civic action to:

  • Minimize the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia;
  • Contribute to COVID-19 mitigation efforts;
  • Inform and support citizens in the vaccination process against COVID-19;
  • Provide critical support to disproportionately impacted and/or at-risk communities;
  • Amplify citizens’ voices in pandemic response;
  • Address other significant aspects of issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic as efficiently as possible.

EWMI ACCESS will review and award the COVID-19 Response Grants on a rolling basis,provided that funds are still available. The grant applications will be processed within 3 to 7 working days.

COVID-19 Response Grants are in-kind grants which means that all expenses related to the proposed activities will be covered directly by EWMI ACCESS.Applicants must submit a list of goods/services needed to implement their initiatives, costs by goods/services, and a list of vendors who can provide those goods/services.

The COVID-19 Response Grants program will not fund:

  • Ongoing projects/activities;
  • Direct service provision, including humanitarian assistance services;
  • Projects/activities that duplicate existing initiatives; or
  • Retrospective expenses.

Applications must be submitted electronically in English or Georgian to Emails must have COVID-19 Response Grants in the subject line. Application form can be downloaded from here –EWMI ACCESS_Covid Response Grants for Citizens_Application Form_ENG

Requests for clarifications should be sent to Ani Nikabadze, EWMI ACCESS Civic Engagement Coordinator at

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