|Application procedure:||Concept Note, Full Proposal|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||15.000€|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||17.000€|
|Funding ratio:||Co-funding preferred|
- Capacity Building
- Children & Youth
- Economic Development
- Governance & Democracy
- Human Rights
- Social Inclusion
- Women & Gender
Europe Foundation’s (EPF) mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. EPF engages citizens in social, economic, and political developments, in order to effect substantive and sustainable positive socio-economic change at the local, regional, and national level through both operational programs and grant-making. EPF’s work, both grant-making and program implementation, is guided by these program mandates and approaches: (1) increase citizen action in monitoring the activities of government, businesses, and the donor community to effect positive changes; (2) encourage community volunteerism and activism in Georgia, activities in this field include increasing the understanding and practice of local corporate philanthropy and developing the skills and vision for youth to become advocates for and implementers of social change; (3) promote evidence-based advocacy and policy making throughout all of its program areas, recognizing that sound advocacy and policy making are built on the foundation of reliable and unbiased information.
Their Open Door Grantmaking Program includes the support of CSO pilot projects that foster civic engagement and have the potential to be replicated either in geographic terms or across various issue areas. In addition they offer Strategic Grants for regional organisations that are interested in implementing long-term projects (18-24 months). Strategic Grant recipients, in addition to the Open Door project budget, have a chance to acquire additional funding for institutional development support.
Non-profit organisations from Georgia supporting the following focus areas are eligible to apply: (1) advocacy for human rights of migrants; (2) institutional capacity strengthening; (3) social enterprise; (4) youth integration; (5) rule of law and conflict resolution and (6) minority, migrants and women’s rights.
Grant funding is provided to initiatives in Georgia.
Average grant sizes range from €15,000 to €17,000.
Proposals may be submitted throughout the year and Foundation staff will provide applicants with a funding decision within two months of the submission of inquiry form or full project proposal via e-mail. As a first step, an inquiry form without additional documents shall be submitted. If EPF finds that the project idea described in the inquiry form has a potential to be funded, the applicant will be asked to submit a full proposal form, together with a detailed budget, logical framework matrix, organisation’s registration certificate and act of comparison. All templates can be downloaded from their website.