Business grants contest is open for IDPs and Donbas’ local residents

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UNDP has launched the new business grants contest for internally displaced people and local residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions to support entrepreneurship and small businesses in Donbas.

Application for grants is open till 3 August 2017.

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Call for proposals


Support to implementation of the Action Plan for the Declaration of Parliamentary Openness, to enhance transparency and openness of the Verkhovna Rada

LOT 1: for proposals for small grants to support development of the Verkhovna Rada as an Open Parliament, in line with Ukraine's adherence to the global Open Government Partnership

LOT 2: for proposals for small grants to enhance two-way communication between the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Ukrainian citizens.

The deadline for submitting proposals is July 28, 2017.

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Call for applications: UNDP Organizational Development Grants open for civil society organizations


UNDP is launching a call for applications for organizational development grants available to the regional mid-sized civil society organizations (CSOs).

The purpose of this programme is to establish a network of regional capacity building hubs for CSO development. We are looking for regional CSOs that are interested in boosting their organizational development, have necessary capacities and resources for quality changes, and have sound understanding of organizational development concept.

Deadline for applications: 15 August 2017

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Call for proposals: Civil society for better democracy

CSO hubs

Are you part of a civil society organization based in Ukraine? Do you have an idea for a project that can improve dialogue between civil society organizations and government bodies? Do you think you can implement your project within a year and with a UNDP grant of no more than 30,000 USD?

We are looking for proposals that:

  • Consider more effective ways of using the already existing tools for dialogue between CSOs and government bodies (for example, aim at citizen participation in decision-making at the local level and in the process of forming and using the funds of the local budgets; supporting the local initiatives, mechanisms of the local democracy, public control and government accountability; creating innovative tools for stimulating citizen engagement; advancing the reform agenda at the subnational level; engaging CSOs in the implementation of the National Strategy for Facilitation of the Civil Society Development at the subnational levels, and others);

  • Use the existing legal and regulatory frameworks to create new platforms for interaction, while ensuring the sustainability of such platforms after the end of the project;

  • Propose realistic and well-thought-out advocacy and lobbying activities to support changes in the existing legal and regulatory frameworks to improve the dialogue between CSOs and state entities.

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Donbas SMEs to present business achievements in Kyiv


UN Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) is to hold a business event, East Expo 2017, involving the leading small and medium enterprises from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

This two-day event will take place in Kyiv, on     12-13 September 2017.

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