Public Information and Need of Knowledge (PINK Armenia), in cooperation with the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boll Foundation, is announcing a Call for Project Proposals for a small grants component within the EU-funded action Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia (2015-2017). The small grants scheme will be open to all applicants and preference will be given to the organizations – participants of the capacity building trainings for civil society organizations that were conducted within the framework of the aforementioned project. Applicants are encouraged to focus on one specific result.

The topics of the proposed small grants projects must focus on or contribute to the promotion of the key recommendations given in the study on the homo/bi/transphobic societal attitudes in Armenia and the assessment of the legal situation of LGBTI persons in Armenia.

Announcement of the results is planned for January 2017 and the tentative launch of the projects is planned for February 2017. The duration of each project should not exceed 5 months. The total budget should not exceed EUR 5,000-6,000 per project. Collaborative initiatives are encouraged and regional focuses, as well as the willingness to establish regional networks, will be considered an asset.

The proposals will be evaluated based on the feasibility of the action, profound problem analyses and needs assessment, cost-efficiency, accuracy and clarity of the project description, incorporation of organizational development vision, etc.

Project proposals should be submitted using the predefined application form (please, see attached) and include a detailed project description, including overall and specific objectives, results and activities, budget breakdown (submitted in EUR as a separate Excel file), information on the implementing organization, and CVs of the project team. The project proposals should be either submitted in English entirely or in the applicant’s local language, in which case a brief summary in English should be offered.

Applications that do not satisfy the above criteria, or those submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.

The deadline for submission of small grants applications is Monday, December 26.

Please, forward your submissions to the following address: armen.aghajanov@pinkarmenia.org with CC to director@pinkarmenia.org.

For more information and for questions, please, contact, +374 60 377 277, armen.aghajanov@pinkarmenia.org Armen Aghajanov.