Grants

 

Call for applications:

UNHCR Self-Reliance Grants for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Ukraine

A Self-Reliance Grant is a one-time assistance that can be provided to the persons of concern to UNHCR who meet the criteria mentioned below. A grant can be provided to those who have a strong desire and understanding of becoming self-reliant and who provide a clear and reasonable individual business or employment plan.

The following persons of concern are eligible for UNHCR self-reliance grants:

i. recognized refugees and persons granted with a complementary protection status by the Ukrainian government;

ii. mandate refugees i.e. persons who are recognized as refugees by UNHCR under its Statute and regardless of whether or not they have been recognized by the Ukrainian government;

iii. asylum-seekers who have been found eligible for assistance by UNHCR partners, who are at any stage of the national asylum-procedure (including appealing process) and hold a valid asylum certificate issued by the Regional Migration Service;

The Self-Reliance Grants will aim at covering the following needs:

- Direct assistance to the small and medium scale business activities performed by one or more applicants, aimed to start up or develop a profitable business;

- Agricultural activities start-ups, giving preference to persons residing in rural areas with previous experience in this field;

- Vocational skills and/or re-qualification training for purpose of further stable employment;

- Other projects aimed at livelihoods support;

How to apply for the grant:

1. Fill in a Self-Reliance Grants Questionnaire in Ukrainian, English, FrenchArabic, Farsi, Somali or Russian languages. In case you don’t know the above mentioned languages, you can fill in your native language.

2. If you are short-listed, you will be appointed a meeting (in person at UNHCR office or via Skype) and interviewed.

3. On UNHCR consultation fill in a Self-reliance Grant Application or an Individual Plan for Employment plan (in case of vocational trainings) based on received recommendations and forward it to UNHCR at your earliest convenience, but not more than 1 month after the meeting.

4. The Self-Reliance Grants Selection Committee will review your Application or Plan, make the final decision and inform you in writing about it.

5. If you are approved to receive a grant, you will be provided with further consultations on implementing a business plan.

If you meet requirements, please fill in a Self-reliance Grants Questionnaire attached and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please, write “Self-Reliance Grant” in email subject.

For more details on submission of grant application, please contact UNHCR at +38 (044) 288-97-10 (ext. 114) or in person on Wednesdays at 10 am – 5 pm. 


  UNHCR grants for community-based initiatives

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) announces call for proposals for community-based initiatives (CBI) grant program in 2016. The program is conducted by the UNHCR implementing partner - "CrimeaSOS" NGO in 17 regions of Ukraine. CBI grant program aims to support IDPs in attempts to solve issues caused by displacement and defend their rights and freedoms.

Who can apply? Voluntary initiatives aimed at:

- facilitating integration and building dialogue between displaced persons and local communities,

- protecting rights,

- enhancing initiatives and communities of IDPs,

- supporting women and solving the problems of gender-based violence,

- protecting people with specific needs and other vulnerable categories of people.

Deadline for applications: CBI grant program is running till the end of 2016. To participate in the program one should fill out the application form (you can download it here) and send to the following e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The applications are considered once per month. Applications sent after the 25th of the current month will be considered in the following month.

Please note! This program is not aimed to improve living conditions and humanitarian situation of a particular family, to purchase food or non-food items for humanitarian aid to IDPs as well as to cover administrative costs and wages of program participants.

To find out more about the CBI grant program, please visit CrimeaSOS web-page (available only in Ukrainian).

 


 Support to community-based initiatives in Odesa and Mykolayiv regions

“10 April” NGO is launching grant program for community-based initiatives (CBI) in Odesa and Mykolayiv regions. The Project is financed by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). We are encouraging you to organize into initiative groups to realize projects of social value.

CBI grant program aims to support IDPs in attempts to solve issues caused by displacement and defend their rights and freedoms.

Applicants may be voluntary initiatives aimed at:

- facilitating integration and building dialogue between displaced persons and local communities,

- protecting rights of the displaced,

- enhancing initiatives and communities of IDPs,

- supporting women and solving the problems of gender-based violence,

- protecting people with specific needs and other vulnerable categories of people.

We encourage to apply, if you are:

1) A group/organization/initiative, that has its clear organizational structure and accounts minimum 3 members, 2 of which are IDPs (at least 50% of group members should be displaced persons),

2) A group/organization/initiative actively involved in the sphere of defending the rights of IDPs.

Below you will find the criteria for applications  to be assessed:

-          Your project budget does not exceed UAH 15,000 (the amount may be revised depending on the case),

-          The project may not relate to business activity, politics or be discriminative,

-          The project aims at to tackle different problems/challenges, which IDPs are facing,

-          The project is efficient for the area of its implementation,

-          The number of direct/indirect beneficiaries covered by your project’s,

-          Locations for implementation: Odesa and Mykolayiv regions,

-          The project’s results have long-term impact,

-          Payment for goods / services, which is specified in the grant application must be made by grant provider before November 10, 2016

-          Cooperation with state institutions and NGOs / initiatives at local or national level.

Please note! This program is not aimed to improve living conditions and humanitarian situation of a particular family, to purchase food or non-food items for humanitarian aid to IDPs as well as to cover administrative costs and wages of program participants. The program also does not provide cash assistance.

Deadline for applications: To participate in the program one should fill out the application form (you can download it from the NGO's website) and send to the following e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  CBI grant program is running by the end of 2016. The applications are considered once per month. Applications sent after the 25th of the current month will be considered in the following month.

If case of any related questions, please call on weekdays from 10:00 to 19:00 at +38 066 665 30 63, +38 099 322 57 14.