COVID-19: Civil Society Resilience and Sustainability

Lot 6: Media Campaign Grants

1. CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE

COVID-19: Civil Society Resilience and Sustainability is a regional project run by ERIM (former IREX Europe) and Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) and funded by the European Union. The project aims to support Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), independent activists and independent media to continue their work throughout and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to support CSOs and media in their response to misinformation, grants will be available for media campaigns, advocacy and awareness raising activities. These grants will focus on countering disinformation on health risks, government actions, protection services available, and vulnerable groups, in relation to COVID-19.

LOT 6: Media Campaign Grants

This grant aims to support media campaigns on Covid 19 vaccination, particularly in the regions/remote areas of Georgia. The supported activities might include: door-to-door information campaign, information and support for Covid-19 vaccine registration, information meetings among specific groups (youth, elderly people, teachers etc.), as well as products prepared/shared via social media, TV or print media. Grants will be for up to EUR 8,000 and up to 12 months. Grants will be available both for CSOs and independent media, and they will be prioritized if they submit a common application. Priority will be given to applications with the potential to reach citizens in the regions or vulnerable groups and those disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

 Applications from political or religious organizations will not be considered.

 Deadline: September 12, 18:00 Tbilisi Time

2.Eligibility and Selection Criteria 

Eligible beneficiaries are:

  1. Formally registered NGOs;
  2. Independent Media organizations.

 Joint applications: Joint applications can be submitted by an NGO and Independent Media organisation.

Maximum amount of support: 8000 EUR

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have been active for a minimum of the last 3 years. If this is a joint application of a Media and CSO, at least one of them should meet this criterion.
  • Applicant must have at least 3 full time staff members. If this is a joint application of a Media organisation and a CSO, at least one of them should meet this criterion.
  • Applicant shows past stability;
  • Applicant has highlighted clear plan/expertise on implementation of media campaign.

How to participate:

Applicants should send this application form to info@hrht.ge and indicate “Lot 6 – Media Campaign Grants” in the subject field.

Please note, that due to the high number of applications, only selected applicants will be contacted.

Application form can be downloaded from here.

If you are unable to send the application by email, or have any questions, please contact us.

Contact information: info@hrht.ge