The BEARR Trust Small Grants Scheme 2016 - March 1, 2016
The BEARR Trust announces its Small Grants Scheme for 2016 and invites applications from NGOs and other organisations.
The fields to be covered by the Scheme in 2016 are
Section A: Projects designed to help vulnerable older people in Russia
Section B: Projects to support skills training for refugees and displaced people in other countries in BEARR’s region: Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
The Trust may wish to support a number of initiatives through the scheme, so proposals for grants of up to £3000 (three thousand pounds sterling) are invited. Awards will be made on a matching basis, and not exceed 50% of the overall cost of a project. Applicants should present costings in pounds sterling, but grants may be paid in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros as best suits the recipient, who will bear the cost of 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 2016 Small Grants Scheme aims to support and encourage NGOs 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
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.
What happens after an application is received by The BEARR Trust?
The Trust will acknowledge applications as they are received. A shortlist will be drawn up for further detailed consideration. The Trust will contact applicants for any further information or clarification it needs. Applicants who are not shortlisted will be informed by the beginning of April 2016. Trustees will review shortlisted proposals at their meeting in mid-April. The Trust will announce which proposals have been successful soon thereafter.
All applicants will receive by email: an acknowledgment of the receipt of the application, followed by notification of whether or not their application has been shortlisted. Those on the shortlist will be notified by email whether they have been awarded a grant or not.
The BEARR Trust Small Grants Scheme 2016 is funded by donations from generous individuals, companies and foundations, to whom the Trust extends its thanks.