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Funding for Community-based Mutual Assistance Initiatives during the Coronavirus Epidemic in Ukraine

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 31, 2020 from Brazil
Expires on December 30, 2020
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The International Renaissance Foundation is renewing its humanitarian solidarity initiative, which was launched in 2014, and is announcing the first grant competition within this framework.

The Foundation is ready to support a wide variety of community -based mutual assistance initiatives during the coronavirus epidemic in Ukraine. Practical assistance should be given to those who remain most vulnerable to the epidemic, given the socio-economic situation of particular social groups.

Projects should address the promotion of the spread, overcoming and mitigation of the effects of the coronavirus epidemic in Ukraine through information, coordination, basic needs, horizontal self-organization of people for mutual assistance.

Priority will be given to initiatives that have already started their activity , those that include elements of crowdfunding, volunteering (free labor), attracting a wide range of people, promoting grassroots civic participation , and supporting social entrepreneurship.
Registered NGOs will have the benefit of receiving funding, but the Foundation is also ready to consider applications from non-formal community initiatives and organizations working with religious communities.

The project must meet the following criteria:
1. Should address the rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic;
2. Has a well-defined target group;
3. Has clear goals that can be achieved by the proposed actions, with the requested resources and in a timely manner.

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The Foundation is ready to support a wide variety of community -based mutual assistance initiatives during the coronavirus epidemic in Ukraine. Practical assistance should be given to those who remain most vulnerable to the epidemic, given the socio-economic situation of particular social groups.

The average cost of the projects will be UAH 50 thousand, but the Fund will consider all submitted initiatives regardless of their scale.

Deadline: ongoing (rolling basis).

For more information, please visit https://www.irf.ua/contest/konkurs-grantiv-dlya-protydiyi-koronavirusu-l...

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 31
Mar 31

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Apr 01
Apr 01

Thanks, Ana.