The overall objective of this call for proposals is to enhance rural development including agriculture and better food safety for improved protection of consumers in Georgia (with the exception of the breakaway region of Abkhazia). The specific objective is to contribute to increased rural opportunities for citizens of Georgia via promoting sustainable and inclusive growth, creating employment and livelihoods in the rural areas as well as better food safety and improved protection of consumers in Georgia and increased share of exports of agriculture based products under the DCFTA.
The priority(ies) of this call for proposals is/are divided per lots, as below:
- Lot 1: Food safety and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures component
- Lot 2: Rural development in Guria
- Lot 3: Rural development in Racha-Lechkhumi & Kvemo Svaneti
- Lot 4: Rural development in Kakheti and Imereti
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must: (1) be a legal person and (2) be non-profit-making and (3) be a non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, international (inter-governmental) organisation and (4) be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
Actions must take place in Georgia.
The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €9,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €1,750,000 and maximum €3,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (50%) and maximum (90%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action. The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 30 months nor exceed 36 months.
The concept note together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted online via PROSPECT. The deadline for the submission is 10 May 2022.