Call for project proposals for cooperation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office in 2017

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* The proposals will be accepted for 2017 program period.

Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office will consider the initiatives of grant seeker organizations, initiative groups or individuals from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia who respond to the following goals of the Foundation:

  1. An open inclusive political culture provides space for public participation, which gives input into the green trend of the socio-economic transformation in the South Caucasus.
  2. Gender equality and gender diversity issues are accepted and a broad and informed discussion takes place in public and in political circles in the South Caucasus.
  3. Political elites and civil actors in the South Caucasus work together on pragmatic steps for conflict prevention and conflict transformation. 

Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office supports following activities:

  1. Civic participation for sustainable urban development, Climate change mitigation and sustainable energy systems;
  2. Gender democracy;
  3. Memory policies and rethinking the Soviet Past;
  4. Supporting the dialogue in the South Caucasus for peace and development.

Within the framework of the topic “Civic participation for sustainable urban development; Climate change mitigation and sustainable energy systems”, the Foundation will give the priority to the proposals which promote and encourage civil activities and/or political education in the following directions:

  • Promoting green approaches and participative model for the city;
  • Humanitarian and social aspects of urban development;
  • Protection of cultural and natural heritage;
  • Enhancing awareness about sustainable urban planning; Diversification of energy   policy (renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly energy products and seeking alternative energy sources).

The Foundation will give priority to the proposals within the topic of “Gender Democracy” that promote and encourage civil actions and/or political education in the following directions:

  • Supporting transformation of social norms impeding men’s and women’s equal participation and representation.
  • Supporting the reflection and establishment of gender equality on the agenda of democratic policy.
  • Supporting participation and political representation of women with different social and cultural backgrounds.

The Foundation will give priority to the proposals on the topic of Memory policies and rethinking the Soviet Past which promote and encourage civil actions and/or political education in the following directions:

  • Initiatives aimed at collecting, representing and discussing “forbidden” and forgotten memories of the Soviet past;
  • Research and educational activities promoting critical thinking and reflection on today’s understanding of the Soviet Past

The Foundation will give priority to the proposals on the topic of Supporting the dialogue in the South Caucasus for peace and development which promote and encourage civil actions and/or political education in the following directions:

  • Launching and broadening discussions on peace and cooperation engaging divided sides;
  • Creating and supporting scientific, artistic and digital resources promoting information sharing and diminishing alienation between divided sides.

The Foundation welcomes bilateral and multilateral collaboration projects on abovementioned topics aimed at deepening cooperation between/among countries of the region!

Procedures and rules of application to the Foundation for its support:

  1. Project proposal (according to the Foundation application form – Project Application Form_Eng, Project Application Form_Geo, Project Application Form_Rus) should not exceed 12 pages (1 page = 1800 characters with spaces) and should be submitted in Georgian, English or Russian languages. It should reflect and cover the applicant’s (organization, initiative group, individual) experience, aims (not more than 1 page), the problem and the ways of project implementation (including detailed Budget calculations). The applicant organizations are also required to attach to the project proposal the short report describing their activities in the last three years (list of implemented projects, their short description and budgets with the indication of donors).
  2.  It is necessary to indicate one of the thematic fields of the Call for Proposals on the  title page of the project proposal, the title  of the project/initiative, the projected budget and applicant’s full requisites:
  • In the case of organization – its official name, legal status, registration number and the date of its foundation;
  • In the case of the initiative group – the title page should contain the name of the “Initiative group”, the mission statement of the group and Group members’ CVs   attached to the project proposal.
  • In the case of an individual – the applicant’s personal data (name, date of birth, occupation, home and work address) and applicant’s CV attached to the project proposal.   

Project proposal must be sent to the address info@ge.boell.org by Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 17:00 indicating “Project Proposal for 2017” in the subject line.

  1. A short portfolio of the applicant’s profile must be attached to the project proposal including the date of   founding of the organization, mission, activities, achievements, social representation (who the applicant represents and supports) and copies of statutes and charters showing information on founders and governing bodies of the applicant organization.
  2. Project proposal should justify the expediency of the project and reflect its social and political context, relevant data (statistics, research conclusions, etc.), desirable results and the impact of the project.
  3.  The applicant should clearly state the project aims and easily measurable objectives.
  4. The working plan should cover the complete and clear information on the following: target group(s), activities and objectives to be implemented, schedule, human resources (description of the functions and certificates of qualifications of the project implementers).

If the project is implemented in cooperation with other organizations, it should indicate the necessity and the reason of such partnership, the previous experience of cooperation with the partner, the roles of each party of the project and the corresponding budget distribution between partners.

  1. Evaluation: Quantitative and qualitative methods of evaluating and measuring success, projected outcome and human resources ( the evaluator)
  2. The project budget must be calculated and presented in Euro-currency – max. Euro 20,000 (the budget of the current year of the applicant organization should be indicated in a separate column)
  3. Project should be implemented in 2017.

Applicants will be informed on results of the competition by August 5 (Friday), 2016

Restrictions:

The Foundation gives the priority to the cooperation with organizations, initiative groups and individuals who share Green Political values.

The applicants must not be involved in any commercial activities.

The Foundation does not support or make any financial contribution to:

  • Large purchases (property, infrastructure, technological equipment);
  • Public institutions and programs;
  • Current programs and activities supported by other donors.
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Comments

Represented,

Represented,
I m working in an NGO from Macedonia,so i would like to know is there any chance NGO's from Macedonia to apply for some call for proposals from your foundation.
Sincerelly,
Svetlana

Dear Colleague,

Dear Colleague,
I have a question. Im a head of Gender Commision of Trade Union.Can we prepare a project and send in the name of Gender Commision?
Our Gender Commision is not supported by any organization.Commision is self-directed.
Khayala

Greetings. I would like to

Greetings. I would like to know if the individuals with no registered organizations are allowed to apply for the grant. Will organizations be given priority over individuals?
Are the organizations registered in Armenia or Azerbaijan allowed to apply for the grant?
Thank you

Dear Collegues

Dear Collegues
Is a UN organization eligible to apply for the call, including for regional project?
Garik

Dear Colleague,

Dear Colleague,
I would like to know if the civil cervants working in government agancies are allowed to apply for the grant. Will organizations be given priority over individuals?
Thank you

Can you consider our

Can you consider our organisation applying for funds?
I m an executive director of an NGO from Malawi, Africa. The NGOs main objective is to address effects of climate change and data rescuing climate data for use by researchers, scientists and the education world.
So i would like to know is there any chance NGO's from Malawi may apply for funds?

Dear Martin,

Dear Martin,
Organizations from the South Caucasus only may apply for cooperation.

I would like to kindly ask

I would like to kindly ask you if you have any developed budget allocation guideline or any specific budget saze based on which our grand applicant could be guided.

I would like to greet you and

I would like to greet you and ask you regarding the short portfolio of the Georgia Red Cross Society profile that is requested to be submitted. The only concern is that the final report 2015 indicating the mission statement, activities, achievements, social representation: beneficiaries, key stakeholders, etc. is in Georgian language; will you accept the document in Georgian language?
The statutes including charters showing information on founders and governing bodies of the organization is in English language.
Looking forward to receiving the feedback. Thank you, Nino

Great news

Great news
Very interesting information. I've been working in the field of HIV/AIDS since 1999 and would like to apply for the grant.
Thank you

Dear Nino,

Dear Nino,
applications should be in English, Russian or Georgian language. Use the appropriate application form.

Dear David,

Dear David,
if your project fits any of the above mentioned project component, please, apply

Dear Tamuna,

Dear Tamuna,

Could you please clarify on what is meant by the following statements:

1) "The project budget must be calculated and presented in Euro-currency – max. Euro 20,000 (the budget of the current year of the applicant organization should be indicated in a separate column)"? Are you requesting the organisation's budget for on-going projects?

2) "Evaluation: Quantitative and qualitative methods of evaluating and measuring success, projected outcome and human resources ( the evaluator)". Does it mean that the implementing organization should also carry out the evaluation and include it in the proposed budget?

Thank you.

Nane

Dear Tamuna,

Dear Tamuna,

Could you please clarify on what is meant by the following statements:

1) "The project budget must be calculated and presented in Euro-currency – max. Euro 20,000 (the budget of the current year of the applicant organization should be indicated in a separate column)"? Are you requesting the organisation's budget for on-going projects?

2) "Evaluation: Quantitative and qualitative methods of evaluating and measuring success, projected outcome and human resources ( the evaluator)". Does it mean that the implementing organization should also carry out the evaluation and include it in the proposed budget?

Thank you.

Nane

Dear Sir/Madam, I thank you

Dear Sir/Madam, I thank you very much for the reply. As for the project application form, we are developing the project proposal in English. My question was regarding the information you request about the applicant organisation. The final report of the Georgia Red Cross, indicating the mission statement, activities, achievements, social representation: beneficiaries, key stakeholders, etc. is in Georgian language and we are wondering to know whether the Georgian version is acceptable for you. Thank you in advance. Nino

I am a project manager for

I am a project manager for UNDP implemented project, with main objective to support development of green and low carbon urban transport in one of the cities of Georgia. If we submit a proposal with a share of our own budget resources, can it be considered under these call for proposals?

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