Call for Grants: EU4Dialogue Component 2 Grant Scheme - Round 1

The EU and UNDP are announcing the 1st round of grant scheme for civil society organizations

Posted December 22, 2021

The UNDP implemented project “EU4Dialogue: Support to Conflict Transformation in the South Caucasus and the Republic of Moldova”, funded by the European Union, is announcing a grant scheme to improve the living conditions, promote socio-economic development and enhance human security in conflict-affected communities of the South Caucasus.

The unresolved conflicts in the South Caucasus are an obstacle to human development. Populations living in conflict-affected communities often experience important living-standard challenges, such as poor access to quality health and education services, unstable livelihood opportunities and impeded human security, with often debilitating impact on their living conditions. Better socio-economic conditions and improved human security for conflict-affected communities remain an imperative for building a durable foundation for conflict transformation.

The broad aim of the EU4Dialogue Grant Scheme is to respond to the socio-economic and human security challenges in conflict-affected communities in South Caucasus, with an emphasis of driving progress towards gender equality and improving the prospects of children and youth and the most vulnerable groups of society.

Grants will be awarded through two lots. The first lot will finance grassroot-level community-based organizations to implement solutions to local-level priorities that have been identified in a participatory and gender-sensitive review of local challenges and opportunities. The second lot will award grants to well-established CSOs to implement larger scale projects with the same goal.

Detailed eligibility criteria will be announced for each call under the grant scheme.

Applications are now open for projects implemented in Georgia. The deadline for applications is 10 February 2022.

The details of the Call for Proposals can be found on the UNDP Procurement website.

Further calls for proposals will be forthcoming.

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The multicomponent EU4Dialogue Programme supports initiatives fostering an environment for dialogue and people-to-people contact in the respective Eastern Partnership countries. The project is committed to reach out to the most vulnerable conflict-affected populations and improving the quality of people’s daily lives. In this way the project ensures that no one is left behind and without adequate support.