Seed grants for activists and initiatives working for the empowerment of people of Belarus
- Activities in the country, on the ground
- Regional initiatives and activists outside Minsk
- Work on specific issues related to youth, inclusion, gender equality
Who is the programme for?
For activists and initiatives that are undergoing or have undergone a training course and/or mentoring programme as part of the project.
Standard grants are up to 5,000 euros, with the possibility to receive up to 10,000 in cases when there is a solid basis for such requests.
For how long?
For 3–5 months of work, starting in January 2024 (Wave 1) or February 2024 (Wave 2) and ending no later than end of June 2024.
When to apply?
The competition is open from 1 November to 31 December, 2023. If you have an idea that fits the description above, submit your application by November 30, to begin the project in January 2024 (Wave 1). Alternatively, apply by December 31, 2023 (Wave 2), to begin the project in February 2024.
How to apply?
Guidelines for grant applicants
Frequently Asked Questions
We applied through a web form. What happens next?
We will review your application and contact you through the number provided in the Signal. If the application passes the initial screening according to the criteria given in the columns "Funding priorities?" and "Who is this programme for?", we will invite you for an interview.
How soon can I expect a reply?
Applications will be processed within 3 weeks of submission.
What if we have not received a response to the Signal after 3 weeks?
If you haven't received any response within this time, email us via your secure email at email@example.com
How many projects will be supported?
Up to 38 projects of up to €5,000 will be supported at this stage. Respectively, fewer projects will be supported if requested and approved grants are up to €10,000. If the estimates of the approved projects are less than €5,000, it will be possible to support more initiatives.