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HEKS-EPER announces the second round of EU-supported rural development grant competition in Dedoplistskaro municipality

HEKS-EPER announces the second round of EU-supported rural development grant competition in Dedoplistskaro municipality

 

HEKS-EPER Georgia, together with Dedoplistskaro Local Action Group (LAG) and Biological Farming Association “Elkana” announces the second open grant competition in Dedoplistskaro municipality in the framework of the EU-supported ENPARD project “Promoting Citizen engagement for Economic Development” (PROCEED).

The grant competition covers Dedoplistskaro as well as administrative units of the municipality. Submitted applications will be evaluated according to the Dedoplistskaro Local Development Strategy (LDS) and its priorities.
The goal of the grant competition
The main goal of the competition is to fund projects that aim to improve living standards and socio-economic conditions, taking into consideration the priorities and objectives given in the Dedoplistskaro Local Development Strategy (LDS).
Competition opens:  
February 19, 2019
Competition Closes:  
March 5, 2019 (14:00 PM)
Participation in the grant competition by an applicant implies co-contribution which varies depending on the type of the application:
  1. Commercial organizations (LTD, I/E, Cooperative, Joint Stock Company, etc… – it is mandatory to be registered at least 6 months prior to the submission of the application) Co-contribution is 40% of the total project cost; if the requested amount does not exceed 30.000 GEL the sum of the contribution is determined by 25%.
  2. Municipal units and local authorities, non-governmental organizations – Co-contribution is 10% of the total project budget;
  3. Cooperatives having agricultural status (it is mandatory to be registered at least 6 months prior to the submission of the application) – Co-contribution is 25% of total project budget.
  4. Physical persons (Start-up) – Co-contribution is 25% of the total budget of the project. The grant amount should not exceed 30.000 GEL. (mandatory – to register as a legal entity after receiving a grant).
General rules
In the grant competition only those initial project proposals (Concept Notes) will be allowed to participate that envisage implementation of the projects in Dedoplistskaro municipality. The direct benefit received from the project implementation should be directed towards the priorities of the Dedoplistskaro Local Development Strategy (LDS). Applications will be eligible if they are submitted until March 5, 2019 14:00 PM on the following email:
proceed@heks-eper.org.ge
The Initial Project Proposals (Concept Notes) must be filled out and correspond to at least one priority of the Local Development Strategy (LDS).
Information about the Terms of Reference and procedural steps for submission of the Initial Project Proposals is given in the document: “Description of the Second Grant Competition”, which can be downloaded from this link.
Blank Initial Project Proposal (Concept Notes) can be downloaded from this link.
Selected applicants will receive the notifications via Email!
Contact Persons:
  • Shota Kukuladze – Field Coordinator
Mobile: 599 350 508
Email: fcdedoplistskaro@elkana.org.ge
  • Lasha Abashidze – Environment protection and DRR specialist
Mobile: 591 195 506
Email: envdedoplistskaro@elkana.org.ge
  • Aleko Baghdadze   – Sustainable Agriculture Specialist –  
Mobile: 591 195 508
Email:  agridedoplistskaro@elkana.org.ge