The BEARR Trust’s Small Grants Scheme 2024: The BEARR Trust is pleased to announce the launch of its 2024 Small Grants Scheme. While the focus of BEARR’s work in 2023 has been on Ukraine and Moldova, the 2024 Scheme will cover most of the countries the organization works with. Recognizing the recent events that have led to significant movement of people both between and within countries, the main theme of the 2024 Scheme will be “Community Integration of Displaced People.” Strand A of the Small Grants Scheme is open to civil society organizations (CSOs) in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. To be eligible, applications should be a joint effort from two or more partner organizations. BEARR has always emphasized the importance of cooperation and partnerships among CSOs, and this requirement aims to foster long-term collaboration. The application should outline how the project will contribute to the development of a sustainable partnership between the applying organizations. Strand B, on the other hand, is exclusively for organizations in Ukraine and Moldova that have previously received support from BEARR. This strand focuses on projects that support the welfare of staff and volunteers, as well as organizational resilience. Under Strand A, grants of up to £4,000 are available. The grant must be matched by resources provided by the partner organizations, with BEARR funding no more than 50% of the project cost.
Additionally, up to 20% of BEARR’s grant can be allocated to strengthening the applicants’ organizational capacity, including technology improvements for better communication with beneficiaries. While applications must be expressed in GBP, grants can be paid in other currencies. Any costs associated with currency conversion will be borne by the grant recipients. Projects funded through the Small Grants Scheme should ideally be completed within six months of receiving the funds. Grantees will be required to submit a monitoring form and write an article about their project for publication on BEARR’s website. The Trust also reserves the right to commission independent evaluation of any funded project. To apply, all applicants must use the provided Application Form. The text boxes in the form can be extended to accommodate the required information. The Application Form should not exceed 5 pages or 4 pages plus an Excel budget. Applications must be submitted in English, and applicants are advised to refer primarily to the Application Guidelines. For more information and access to the Application Form, please visit the BEARR Trust’s website. Source: The BEARR Trust’s Small Grants Scheme 2024
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2024, 23:59 GMT.
Please send your application to Anna Lukanina-Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to email@example.com
Please put ‘SGS 2024/Organisation Name’ in the subject line of your email.