From July 13, 2020 the Centre of Electoral Systems Development, Reform and Training (hereinafter – the Training Center) is announcing the grant contest for the following direction determined under the Central Election Commission of Georgia (hereinafter – the CEC) July 3, 2020 №41/2020 Ordinance (available in Georgian) – Informing Voters for the Parliament of Georgia 2020 Elections.
Contest topic: Informing Voters for the Parliament of Georgia 2020 Elections
Grant project proposals submitted under the above-mentioned topic shall focus on the following: implementation of informational-training programs, informational campaigns, programs and/or other activities to facilitate raising voter electoral awareness, enhancing civic responsibility and invigorating voters for the Parliament of Georgia 2020 Elections. It is important that the informational-training activities envisaged under the projects are focused on informing voters about election related legislative amendments, the rule of holding elections during the Pandemic and safe voting procedures at election precincts, electoral rights and the procedures for exercising those (including the principle of the secrecy of vote), as well as other important electoral matters that will facilitate voters to make informed choice and will stimulate increased activeness of voters (including young voters) in the electoral process.
The target groups the project will cover shall comprise voters’ group in general or at least one target group provided below:
In case ethnic minorities and/or PWDs are identified as target groups, it is important to implement the project in consideration of language, tradition/religious barriers, needs of the PWDs.
Grant project duration: September 25 - October 25, 2020.
The area for the implementation of the grant project and the range of funding
Grant project proposals shall be submitted for one of the areas designated below, in consideration of the relevant range of funding:
Note: Grant funds will be available from October 1, 2020.
Total funding for the direction: GEL 760,000.
Who is eligible to take part in the grant contest:
Local non-commercial legal entities (hereinafter – NGO) registered pursuant to Georgia legislation prior to announcing of competition are eligible to participate in the competition.
Those NGOs whose managers and/or the individuals envisaged to implement submitted grant project shall not be eligible to participate in the competition if they are either of the following: a member of the Central Election Commission of Georgia; a Head of a structural unit of the CEC Apparatus; a Head, a Deputy Head of the Training Center; Head of a structural unit of the Training Center; a member of a grant competition committee, committee secretariat and monitoring group. NGO management implies individuals having the authority to lead/represent an NGO according to an extract from the Registry of Entrepreneurs and Non-commercial Legal Entities.
Documentation to be submitted to the grant contest:
To participate in the grant competition, an NGO shall submit the following documents according to the indicated rule:
Grant Competition commission takes a decision on dismissing competition documentation, on funding/refusal to fund an NGO, removal of competition documentation from competition. Grant competition commission takes such decisions in absentia of a representative of an NGO that has submitted the competition documentation.
Members of grant competition commission will evaluate grant projects according to the criteria stipulated in the competition documentation evaluation sheet (Annex N2 (available in Georgian)).
Publicity of grant competition results:
Bidders will be informed about competition results via e-mail notice to their e-mail. Information about NGOs funded based on the grant competition committee decision will also be posted to the CEC and the Training Center websites: www.cesko.ge; www.electionreforms.ge
Grant contest schedule:
For the Rules for Awarding Grants, follow the Link
For additional information contact us at: 261 21 11 (17)