Call for proposals: Emergency support for civil society organisations supporting Ukrainian CSOs, media and refugees

ABOUT US

Emergency Support to Ukraine is a regional project run by ERIM and funded by the European Union. The project aims to strengthen the resilience and effectiveness of Ukrainian Civil Society, independent media, independent activists and journalists. More information about ERIM, mission, vision, you can find here, about the project here.

We are looking for CSOs, independent media, cultural workers, as well as individual representatives of these organisations and independent activists who have been affected by the war and need support to continue and build upon their work. This includes Moldovan organisations working to help Ukrainian CSOs, independent media or refugees. More information about everyone we can support can be found in Guide for Applicants.

We want to announce 3 competitions at once in order to provide help as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, from ethnic minority groups or the LGBTQI+ community.

 

GRANTS AVAILABLE

1. Emergency Support for civil society organisations (for: CSOs, independent media, social enterprises, cultural organisations etc) to support core costs and activities including (but not limited to):

  • Core support/running costs for CSOs and media (office rent, equipment, salaries…)
  • Support for emergency activities (creating platforms, monitoring human rights violations, hotlines/call centres, service provision for IDPs and refugees, however not humanitarian support)
  • Support to CSOs based in host countries who are supporting Civil Society in exile or Ukrainian refugees
  • Relocation grants to move organisations to safe places or to create hubs
  • Legal support
  • Psychosocial/anti-burnout/anti-trauma support for the team

It is important to note that the action plan of the project could be flexible and  potentially revised with you after selection, taking into account the rapid changes in the country and society.

These grants aim to support CSOs but cannot cover humanitarian needs of target audiences.

They may also cover back dated costs from 25 February 2020. For example, office rent or salary costs for March, April, May and June etc. If you wish to request this support you should include a full justification for this.

Applications will be considered of 5,000 EUR - 25,000 EUR.

Support can last for up to 3-12 months.

2. Emergency Support for individual civil society actors (activists, civil society representatives, journalists, cultural workers, academics, etc.) to support core costs and activities including (but not limited to):

  • Relocation grants (including visa costs, travel, accommodation etc)
  • Legal support
  • Psychosocial/anti-burnout/anti-trauma support

They may also cover back dated costs from 25 February 2020.

Applications will be considered of 1,000 - 5,000 EUR.

For all grants applicants in rural communities are particularly welcome and priority will be given to organisations who have not already received our support. Applications from political or religious organisations will not be considered.

Support can last for up to 3-6 months.

3. Advocacy activities (for: CSOs, independent media, social enterprises, cultural organisations etc) to support advocacy initiatives and media campaigns including (but not limited to):

  • Media campaigns to raise awareness e.g. on war crimes or the difficulties faced by women IDPs and the laws and regulations that should be changed to support them in future.
  • Awareness-raising activities in Ukraine or host countries (e.g. film screenings, public discussions, photography exhibitions, human rights fairs, thematic flash-mobs, events in partnership with local media, vlogging and podcasting, community-based initiatives etc.)
  • Success stories of active members of civil society who find ways of helping people, how their idea works at the local level, how it can be brought to the national level, best practices how to organise mutual assistance and support;
  • Monitoring initiatives that provide accurate information at the local, regional and/or national level on the war in Ukraine.

We encourage collaboration between media and other CSOs and partnerships between different organisations and civil society actors (including Ukrainian CSOs/civil society actors and CSOs/civil society actors in host countries.)

It is important to note that the action plan of the project could be flexible and potentially revised with you after selection, taking into account the rapid changes in the country and society.

Applications will be considered of 5,000 EUR - 15,000 EUR.

Support can last for up to 3-12 months.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should submit the relevant application form in Ukrainian, Romanian or English to the address EmergencySupportForUkraine@proton.me with the name of the grant in the title of the email. If you choose to complete the form in Ukrainian or Romanian can you please also provide an English translation (a quick translation using Google Translate is fine).

Application form 1: Emergency Support for organisations

Application form 2: Emergency Support for individual civil society actors

Application form 3: Support for advocacy activities

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. For the first selection round applications should be submitted by 31 August 2022.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For any further information, you can consult the Guide for Applicants which can be downloaded at the following link: Guide for Applicants.

If you have additional questions or clarifications, you can contact EmergencySupportForUkraine@proton.me.

Articol adaugat de: Alina Cebotari