Applications had to be submitted by 1 February 2019 – the results will be published in April
The BEARR Trust has been pleased to announce its Small Grants Scheme for 2019 and invited applications from NGOs, voluntary associations and other non-profit organisations. Full details are given below.
The field to be covered by the Scheme in 2019 is:
- Projects dealing with violence against women and girls in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The Trust may wish to support a number of initiatives through the scheme, so proposals for grants of up to £3000 are invited. Awards will be made on a matching basis, and not exceed 50% of the overall cost of a project.
Applicants must present costings in pounds Sterling, but grants may be paid in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros as best suits the recipient (at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of transfer). Recipients will bear the cost of any conversion into local currency. Projects should normally be completed within six months of receipt of the funds. The BEARR Trust reserves the right to commission independent evaluation of any project funded.
What are the aims of the Scheme?
The 2019 Small Grants Scheme is intended to support NGOs, voluntary associations and other non-profit organisations which aim to prevent or deter violence against women and girls, or which support victims of such violence.
In addition, the Scheme aims to encourage these organisations to:
- share experience and learning among NGOs with relevant aims
- disseminate good practice more widely
- facilitate cooperation with and/or coordination among NGOs and other organisations working with relevant groups
- improve awareness of, or engage public institutions in addressing the relevant issues
- propose other, imaginative ways of achieving the Scheme’s aims
Who can apply for the grants?
The scheme is open to applications from NGOs, voluntary associations and other non-profit organisations active in the areas covered by the Small Grants Scheme 2019 (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan).
How to apply?
Applicants must fill in the SGS Application Outline in English and send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 February 2019 (i.e. 23:59 on 1 February 2019). You should put in the subject line: SGS 2019 – bid – NAME of NGO. If you are unsure about the quality of your English text, please feel free to submit a Russian version (but only as an addition to the original application in English).
The application should be no more than 2 pages. It should include information about your organisation and any partner organisation(s), and the nature and objectives of your project, as detailed in the SGS Application Outline.
Applications of more than 2 pages will not be considered. See SGS Guidelines and Tips to avoid other common mistakes which could make your application not eligible for funding.
Criteria for selecting successful applications
Initial selection of applications will be done according to whether or not the application contains all the information asked for, the extent to which it furthers the aims of The BEARR Trust, and the evidence that good use will be made of the resources available.
The BEARR Trust does not give grants for equipment.
To make sure your application fits all basic requirements please use the SGS Checklist provided.
What happens after an application is received by The BEARR Trust?
The Trust will acknowledge applications as they are received. If you are submitting your application within the last week of the deadline, please be patient in awaiting this acknowledgement. It might take us up to a week to send it.
A shortlist will be drawn up by a panel of experts for further detailed consideration. The Trust will contact applicants for any further information or clarification it needs. Trustees will review shortlisted proposals and make a final decision at their meeting in April. The Trust will inform applicants whether their proposals have been successful shortly after that, and make the outcome public once all grants have been accepted.
All applicants will therefore receive by email:
- an acknowledgment of receipt of their application;
- notification of whether or not they have been awarded a grant.
Due to the high number of bids we receive we regret that we are not able to give feedback on unsuccessful bids.
The BEARR Trust Small Grants Scheme 2019 is funded by donations from generous individuals, companies and foundations, to whom the Trust extends its thanks.
Please feel free to ask for clarifications before you submit your application. You can write to Anna Lukanina-Morgan at
in English, Russian or Ukrainian.