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Georgia: NGO Grant Competition for digital skills development

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 15, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 11, 2021
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) logo
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) logo

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced a call for proposals for the NGO Grant Competition for digital skills development of rural communities and enterprises.

The primary objective of the call is to support rural enterprises in harnessing the benefits from the digital economy, reaping the opportunities offered by digitization and adapting rapidly to new reality during and in aftermath COVID-19 crisis throug h improved digital skills and capacities.

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Proposal should address the following key objectives:
a) Development of digital skills course for rural enterprises and delivering the virtual course for micro, small and medium-sized businesses;
b) Create Open Educational Resource (OER) in digitals skills for rural communities (including youth, women and other vulnerable groups) and enterprises with consideration of rural context of Georgia (access to digital infrastructure, existing skills and service uptake).

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Registered non-profit (non-commercial) legal entities, except of religious and political organizations and those owned by the Government.
2. Applicant organisations must:
a) be registered in accordance with the legal requirements of the Government of Georgia, and
b) be able to provide organization’s statute and the debt certificate, and
c) demonstrate proven experience and capabilities in carrying out capacity building sessions for rural communities (preferably in digital skills development and for rural vulnerable groups and enterprises), including but not limited to: course development, delivery, evaluation, development of Open Educational Resources (OERs).

Coalitions (based on co-application) with other non-profits and private sector are encouraged to apply.

Minimum grant amount: USD 15,000. Maximum grant amount: USD 30,000.

Deadline for submission of applications: March 12, 2021 at 18:00 Tbilisi time.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 15
Feb 15

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order 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 by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
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c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
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8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and its website

Jill Langhus
Feb 17
Feb 17

Thanks, Ana.