Overview

Donor: British Embassy in Kyiv
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Finland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 15.03.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 20.000GBP
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 40.000GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%

Sectors

  • Economic Development
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Ukraine

Description

1) Objective

The British Embassy Kyiv uses its Small Projects Fund (SPF) to complement work funded by the large-scale programmes in Ukraine via funding small-scale quick-win projects or activities aimed at leveraging bigger funding, at providing unique UK expertise in areas of top priority for the Ukrainian government or at obtaining insights into new areas of activity for future interventions. The programme will aim to support civil society, expert community and think tanks, as well as local self-government in their activities on:

(1) supporting Ukraine’s reform agenda and Ukraine’s plan for recovery, working in close cooperation with the key domestic and international stakeholders, therefore ensuring that civil society views are taken into consideration and reflected in the plan. In particular, promoting Ukraine’s reform agenda in advance of Ukraine Recovery Conference in London in June 2023 via short small-scale projects aiming to deliver expert analysis, policy papers and other analytical and vision documents, including on the operationalisation of the humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus

(2) supporting Crimean Platform as a consultative and coordination format in order to increase international response to the ongoing illegal occupation of Crimea and as an important tool for resisting Russian aggression, keeping the Crimea issue high on the world agenda and ensuring cooperation between state institutions, civil society and international partners

(3) complementing wider strategic communication work by other programmes: supporting work aimed to resist Russian propaganda bias in artificial intelligence (AI). As Russia floods the information space with lies and its own narratives, AI applications are already demonstrating bias towards Russian positions and justification for war. As AI applications are relied on more and more for analytics, reporting and drafting, this bias threatens to amplify and entrench Russian views and perspectives, assessing the scale of this problem and make some recommendations for targeted interventions

(4) Finally, they will also consider small-scale projects on social cohesion and integration of IDPs, which can serve as pilots. Successful projects will inform larger-scale work, policy and programming decisions, provide a framework for understanding developments in Ukraine for the wider international community.

2) Eligibility

Eligibility is not defined.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Ukraine.

4) Budget

The minimum indicative funding for projects is £20,000 and maximum £50,000. This may be in addition to co-funding and self-funding contributions; indeed this will be considered a merit. Funding is for the UK financial year 2023-24 only (projects must be implemented and all payments made by 15 March 2024). Where appropriate, bidders are encouraged to describe how their project could be further scaled-up if additional funding became available.

5) Application

The British Embassy Kyiv invites proposals for project work under the Small Projects Fund (SPF) for the period from 1 April 2023 to 15 March 2024. The deadline for submitting proposals is 5pm (Kyiv time) on 15 March 2023.

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