Europe Foundation Social Enterprise Development Grant 2017

Europe Foundation Social Enterprise Development Grant 2017

Europe Foundation (EPF) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for civil society organizations registered and operating in Georgia, interested in creation or development of a social enterprise. Grant competition aims to support the development of new and existing social enterprises, to promote social enterprise as a viable instrument for attaining long-term CSO sustainability.

Social enterprise projects submitted within this grant competition are encouraged to follow one of the following business models. Please, note that the models are not mutually exclusive:

  • Employment model: operating as an enterprise employing its beneficiaries while selling its products or services in the open market; this model provides employment opportunities and job training to people with high barriers to employment such as people with disabilities, internally displaced persons, socially vulnerable women, etc.
  • Low-Income Client as Market Model: recognizes the target population or beneficiaries as a market to sell goods or services, to provide affordable access to products and services.
  • Fee-for-Service Model: sells social and/or other types of services directly to the target populations of individuals, firms, communities, or to a third party payer.
  • Market Linkage Model: facilitates trade relationships between the target population or benficiaries, small producers, local firms and cooperatives, and the external market.

Grant

  • Maximum grant award for each proposal presented by CSOs, interesting in starting up or developing a social enterprise is GEL 20,000.

Eligibility

  • Open to civil society organizations registered and operating in Georgia, interested in creation or development of a social enterprise;
  • Please, note that only those CSOs that have a proven record of operations of at least two years are eligible to apply for this opportunity;
  • Proposals submitted within this grant competition should demonstrate that profits of the established social enterprise are reinvested to achieve social mission of the applicant organization.

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Deadline: 26th October 2017