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EWMI ACCESS inviting Applications for Act Now - Rapid Response Grant Program (Georgia)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 31, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on December 30, 2020
Act Now / Rapid Response Grants logo
Act Now / Rapid Response Grants logo

EWMI ACCESS invites Georgian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), civic movements, and citizen groups to apply to Act Now / Rapid Response Grants to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in a timely manner.

These grants are designed to rapidly deploy flexible resources to organizations and civic activists to take civic action and:
a) Minimize the threat/spread of COVID-19 in Georgia;
b) Provide critical support to disproportionately impacted and/or at-risk communities;
c) Facilitate inter-sectoral cooperation to help strengthen/scale up national response efforts and/or;
d) Address other significant aspects of the COVID-19 crisis as efficiently as possible.

1. Registered CSOs - they must submit standard grant budgets detailing their expenses; OR
2. Unregistered movements and citizen groups - they must submit a list of goods/services needed to implement their initiatives, costs by goods/services, and a list of vendors who can provide those goods/services;
3. Applicants must demonstrate that the proposed intervention is critical and that it must happen quickly to be effective.

Act Now / Rapid Response Grants can be requested at any time.

Considering the urgency of the issue, EWMI ACCESS will processed the grant applications quickly – within 3 to 7 days.

Funding Information:
Amount of Act Now Grant: Min. $500 – Max. $5,000;
Duration of Projects: Min. 2 Weeks – Max. 2 months.

Utilize This Offer

Act Now / Rapid Response Grants program will NOT fund ongoing projects/activities; direct service provision, including humanitarian assistance services; regular office running costs (e.g. rent, utility bills, staff salaries) and organizations with a budget of over $200,000.

Deadline: ongoing (rolling basis).

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 31, 2020
Mar 31, 2020

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, 2020
Apr 01, 2020

Thanks, Ana.