Ongoing Grants

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Citizen Outreach Grants

1. Cactus Media – Building capacities of medical personnel in Gali to work with COVID-19 patients, raising their awareness of COVID-19 prevention, treatment, and hospital management; building bridges between youth in Gali and Zugdidi and entrusting them with joint activities to disseminate reliable information on COVID-19 among their peers. Project budget – $ 19,172. Project duration – 20 January – 20 September, 2021.

2. Human Rights Center: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on elderly people in Shida Kartli through community mobilization and advocacy, supporting community-based volunteer response to their needs and advocating these needs before local and national authorities and other stakeholders. Project budget – $ 19,882. Project duration – 20 January – 20 August, 2021.
3. New Thinking Institute: Identifying and addressing the primary needs and problems of ethnic minority communities in Kvemo Kartli during the pandemic, empowering nine village community centers in Marneuli and Gardabani municipalities to address the social support, public information, and advocacy needs of their communities. Project budget – $ 19,635. Project duration – 20 January – 20 September, 2021.
4. Platform “Salam”: Mobilizing and empowering persons with disabilities (PwDs) in Kvemo Kartli to voice their primary problems during the pandemic and call for their resolution. Strengthening PwD groups through networking, outreach, and advocacy. Project budget – $ 19,985. Project duration – 20 January – 20 September, 2021.
5. Winner Women’s Club: Reducing harmful impact of COVID-19 on breast cancer patients in five municipalities of Georgia through psycho-emotional and peer support, increasing the accessibility to protocols related to the treatment of cancer-patients during the pandemic among the front-line healthcare workers.
6. Youth for Social Equality: Promoting the rehabilitation and integration of children with disabilities in the mountainous villages of Georgia during the pandemic, working closely with parents of PwD children and facilitating networking and collaboration among them to help address issues of common concern. Project budget – $ 19,999.  Project duration – 20 January – 20 September, 2021.

7. Human rights and Social Justice Research Center – addressing water and air pollution as well as recurring flooding in Poti through civic engagement and advocacy. Project budget- $19,975. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 February, 2021.

8. Platform ‘Salam’ – empowering youth leaders from Azeri communities in Georgia via development of their skills in advocacy, public speaking and debates. Project budget- $19,713. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 March, 2021.
9. Civic Initiative ‘Knowledge Cafè’ – mobilizing resources to build and set up an independent civic space (i.e. community foundation building) in Tsnori through citizen engagement, outreach and crowdfunding campaigns. Project budget- $19,572. Project duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 February, 2021.
10. Center for Civic Activities – representing and protecting rights and interests of people from high-mountainous regions of Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Racha-Lechkhumi, Lower and Upper Svaneti. Project budget- $20,000. Project duration: 15 April – 15 February, 2021.


Public Policy and Accountability Grants Program (PPAG)

  1. Civitas Georgica: Studying and improving infrastructural safety, the safety of the educational process, and staff safety in the Georgian preschools and kindergartens, as well as increasing access to an uninterrupted early childhood education during the pandemic and other crisis/emergency situations. Project budget- $36,224.  Project duration: 15 January – 30 September, 2021.
  2. Coalition Education for All: Studying the learning loss in Georgia caused by the COVID-19 disruption of the education process, working with key stakeholders to identify and develop viable strategies for filling the gaps. Project budget- $32,500. Project duration: 15 January – 15 July, 2021.
  3. International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) – uncovering and reporting disinformation campaigns on Facebook during the 2020 parliamentary elections, as well as informing civil society and communicating with Facebook staff to safeguard elections from outside meddling. Project Budget – $69,624. Project Duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 April, 2021.
  4. Strategic Communications Center Georgia – countering anti-western disinformation through FB platform through citizen engagement in detecting and countering disinformation in social media. Project Budget – $68,890. Project Duration: 15 April, 2020 – 15 February, 2021.


Intersectoral Collaboration for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

  1. Collegium of Independent Educational Consultants: Protecting the rights and interests of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families during the pandemic with a special focus on their right to equitable healthcare, mobilizing civil society and private sector resources to (a) identify and highlight the key barriers to healthcare delivery and access for people with ASD and (b) propose and promote a pilot model for treatment planning and service delivery that meets their needs. Project Budget – $ 20,000. Project Duration: 15 January – 15 July, 2021.