We provide grants to support civic initiatives and projects across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. We look for opportunities to support projects which help civil society connect with communities, build lasting relationships and push for social change.
We identify potential grantees mainly through research and field work. Most of our grant calls are invitation-only. We will be hosting open calls for groups across the region in the future. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our programme.
We consider ourselves partners to our grantees. We provide institutional support and opportunities for training, learning and innovative development as part of our package of assistance. We are flexible and responsive.
We have an extensive network of contacts and partners across the region, relying on them to inform us of local conditions and create projects which are the best fit for a particular community at a particular time. We do not impose thematic requirements on our grantees, supporting a wide range of projects which have a civil purpose
Communication and outreach
To help civic projects become more sustainable and robust in the face of authoritarianism, we ask our partners to become leaders in communication and outreach , engaging more people in civic causes.
Our programme officers engage with groups and individuals across the region, travelling regularly to meet partners and potential partners before inviting select initiatives to apply for a grant through one of our various competitive schemes. We do not usually hold open calls or welcome speculative proposals. If you would like to be considered for a grant, or to be invited to take part in our next grant call, please contact us and a member of the team will get in touch.