Ongoing Grants

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Innovation and Challenge Grants Program

  1. Childhood Cancers and Superheros – Advocacy for improving the quality of life of children with cancer. Project duration: 1 November, 2023 – 30 June, 2024. Project budget: $ 27,000.
  2. Virtual Academy of Democracy – Monitoring large infrastructure projects in Georgia.  Project duration: 6 October, 2023 – 6 August, 2024. Project budget: $ 30,000.
  3. The Georgian Down Syndrome Association – advocacy for adequate healthcare services for people with Down syndrome. Project duration: 1 August 2023 – 30 June 2024. Project budget: $ 30,000.
  4.  Coalition Education for All – advocacy for a free school meals program. Project duration: 1 August – 30 April 2024. Project budget: $ 29,950.
  5.  Youth for Democratic Changes – supporting young people in Ninotsminda and Akhalkalaki in addressing local problems. Project duration: 1 August 2023 – 31 July 2024. Project budget: $ 26,487.80.
  6. Salam Platform – empowering ethnic minority youth in Kvemo Kartli to get engaged in public processes. Project duration: 1 August 2023 – 31 May 2024. Project budget: $ 29,807,60.
  7. Transparency International Georgia – raising awareness and support for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration in regions of Georgia. Project duration: September 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024. Project budget – $ 29,912.
  8.  Active Citizenship Academy – encouraging students to become active citizens in their university and society. Project duration: September 8, 2023 – March 8, 2024. Project budget – $ 10,000.
  9.  Marina Meskhi (civic activist) – Advocacy for better transport conditions in Vashlijvari district (Tbilisi) through community mobilization, creative campaigns, and advocacy efforts. Project duration: March 15, 2023 – March 15, 2024. Project budget: $ 25,000.
  10. Collegium of Independent Education Consultants – developing a professional rehabilitation service model for adults with autism and advocating for its adoption. Project duration: 15 February, 2023 – 15 March, 2024. Project budget – $ 25,000.
  11.  Lomeki – awareness-raising campaign to save the Truso valley’s (Kazbegi) landscape and historical heritage by highlighting its significance, engaging professionals and communities, and advocating the government to enforce the law on Truso’s Protected Landscape, which was enacted in 2021 to effectively manage and protect the valley. Project duration: 15 February – 15 March, 2024. Project budget – $24,998.45.
  12.  Initiative Peace and Development –  Maintaining and updating informational page and a Facebook page to offers consolidated information on services, opportunities and support to Ukrainian citizens in Georgia. Coordinating humanitarian efforts; promoting goods/services produced by Ukrainian citizens in Georgia and voicing their needs. Project duration: 15 September, 2023 – 15 March, 2024. Project budget – $ 16,100.


Strategic Support and Policy Grants (SSPG) program

  1. Healthcare and Human Rights Research Center – analyzing quality of the medical labs in Tbilisi, Sagarejo, Gori, Ozurgeti, Kutaisi, and Marneuli and advocating for introducing uniform quality standards across the country. Training lab personnel in international standards of lab management and quality assurance. Providing citizens with information on state-funded healthcare programs, state medical services, and patients’ rights; and recommendations for reducing out-of-pocket health expenditures. Project duration: 1 April 2023 – 1 April, 2024. Project budget: 79,498.
  2. Social Justice Center – evaluation of the Targeted Social Assistance Program and its impact on family welfare. Using the data gathered from the research, the organization will identify possible systemic problems in the program and develop essential recommendations to improve it. In addition to research, the organization will conduct strategic litigation by bringing individual cases to administrative bodies or the courts. Project duration: 26 September, 2022 – 26 July, 2024. Project budget  – $ 99,500.
  3. Curatio International Foundation – study how prices and access to medications were affected by reforms in the pharmaceutical sector of Georgia and how this has impacted household expenditures. It will present recommendations to representatives of the government and pharmaceutical and hospital sectors. The Curatio Foundation, together with the International Budget Advocacy Hub, will also design a web platform called “Affordable Medication,” which will present information about drug prices, patient rights, state programs, and subsidies concerning medication in an easily understandable manner. Project duration: 26 September, 2022 – 26 March, 2024. Project budget  – $ 99,998.
  4. Center for Civil Integration and Inter-ethnic Relations (CCIIR) will study the “New School Model,” which is currently being piloted in 600 schools in Georgia. CCIIR will evaluate the program using desk research, content analysis, focus groups, interviews with teachers, and observations of the study process. The project also envisions awareness-raising and advocacy campaign to address the challenges and opportunities of the New School Model. Project duration: 26 September, 2022 – 26 September, 2024. Project budget  – $ 99,000.