Ongoing Grants

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Innovation and Challenge Grants Program

  1. East European Center for Multiparty Democracy (EECMD) – promote and strengthen the European Forum Georgia through series of dialogue sessions with an array of stakeholders in both Tbilisi and the regions. The discussion will elaborate on various strategies and mechanisms for ensuring the democratic development of the country. In parallel, EECMD will facilitate a formal process to develop three possible scenarios of socio-economic development for the country and propose relevant strategies and solutions, which will be agreed upon within the forum. This will inform and guide the coordinated actions of participants to help them carry out more targeted and meaningful policy advocacy independently or within the framework of the forum. Project duration: 1 April – 31 August, 2022. Project budget: $ 29,975
  2. Center for Civic Activities – the project will address the shortage of kindergartens and promote access to preschool education in Georgia’s ethnic minority and mountainous regions through citizen engagement and advocacy. Project duration: 1 August, 2022 – 31 January, 2023. Project budget – $ 23,800.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Childhood Cancers and Superheroes – the overall objective of this project is to improve treatment and care for children with cancer and support affected families. This will be achieved, in part, by advocating for more effective planning of state-sponsored treatment and rehabilitation programs. Project duration: 1 August, 2022 – 28 February, 2023. Project budget – $ 21,328.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Democracy Defenders – the project will focus on countering pro-Russian propaganda in Tbilisi and regions through supporting and building the capacity of activists’ networks. Project duration: 1 September, 2022 – 28 February, 2023. Project budget – $ 23,785.
  10. 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.