Ongoing Grants

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Innovation and Challenge Grants Program

  1. Collegium of Independent Education Consultants – developing a professional rehabilitation service model for adults with autism and advocating for its adoption. Project duration: 15 February – 15 December 2023. Project budget – $ 25,000.
  2. Human Rights and Social Justice Research Center – conducting an intensive awareness-raising and advocacy campaign to urge the government to effectively address the problem of air pollution in Poti. Project duration: 15 February – 15 December 2023. Project budget – $ 24,978.
  3.  Parents for Education – building and empowering a network of parents throughout the country to engage them in decision-making and contribute to the creation of a child-oriented school environment. Project duration: 15 February, 2023 – 15 January, 2024. Project budget – $ 24,000.
  4.  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 December 2023. Project budget – $24,998
  5.  Scene of Change – analyzing modern methods and practices of management for the cultural sector; cooperating with cultural workers to introduce these practices as well as identify other pressing issues in the sector. Project duration: 15 February – 15 December 2023. Project budget – $24,978.
  6.  New Thinking Institute – engaging ethnic minority youth from the Kvemo Kartli municipality in public processes through mobilizing, educating, and supporting young activists to carry out civic initiatives. Project duration: 15 February – 15 December 2023. Project budget – $23,670.
  7.  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 February – 15 August 2023. Project budget – $ 24,970.
  8. Public Movement Chiatura of the Future – the project aims to empower local communities in Chiatura to effectively voice and resolve their problems. Project duration: 1 August, 2022 – 31 March, 2023. Project budget – $ 24,720.
  9. Eco Centre (Gavigudet) – the project will focus on reducing air pollution in Rustavi through citizen awareness, engagement, and advocacy. Project duration: 1 August, 2022 – 31 July,  2023. Project budget – $ 24,992.
  10. Guild – this project aims to protect and empower cultural workers in Georgia by raising awareness of their legal rights and ways to protect them. Project duration: 1 August, 2022 – 31 May, 2023. Project budget – $ 21,804
  11. Towards New Possibilities – this project aims to empower women from ethnic minority villages in Samtskhe-Javakheti through creating a safe space for women to socialize, gain knowledge on various subjects, and plan joint activities. Project duration: 1 September, 2022 – 30 June, 2023. Project budget – $ 20,164.
  12. Youth Initiative for Changes – this project aims to bring new life to the Bolnisi cinema and create a multifunctional space for the social and cultural engagement of local communities, including ethnic Azerbaijanis and Armenians. Project duration: 1 September, 2022 – 20 August, 2023. Project budget – $ 22,372.
  13. Dmanisi Initiative Group/Meeting Point Dmanisi –  project aims to create alternative cultural and social spaces in Dmanisi. Through theater performances and other forms of art, the project will engage diverse groups locally and identify, discuss, and address the factors affecting community development. Carrying out a crowdfunding  campaign with the purpose to build a social/cultural space in Dmanisi. Project duration: 10 September, 2022 – 10 July, 2023. Project budget  – $ 24,907.


Strategic Support and Policy Grants (SSPG) program

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.