The competition is held as part of the “Region in Transition” (RITA) Program and is the beginning of a new, broader “Support for Ukraine” Initiative.
To select intervention projects supporting civilians in Ukraine threatened by the war and those seeking refuge in Poland:
- To ensure them security through internal evacuation or evacuation out of Ukraine;
- To secure them medical support and provide them with personal assistance – access to medical staff, employees and volunteers of humanitarian organizations, organizers of aid, and journalists;
- Purchase of equipment and products allowing for functioning during a state of war; first aid kits, camp beds, blankets, means of communication, electricity generators, etc.;
- Support for refugees in Poland, including accommodation, living, transportation, seeking job; psychological, legal, and information assistance; access to formal and informal education for refugees’ children, and their access to other forms of child care, their adaptation and integration.
The maximum grant awarded under this competition is PLN 40,000. The applicant may submit only one application. No self-contribution is required. Justified costs of project management can be up to 20% of the grant.
The activities can be carried out from March to December 2022.
Applications and the deadline
Applications shall be submitted by filling out the online form.
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2022, 12:00 p.m. (this date for registering of the application in online form is decisive).
Launched in 2000, the “Region in Transition” Program (RITA) of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation is addressed to non-governmental organizations willing to share Poland’s experience of social and economic transformations with partners from Eastern European countries, the Southern Caucasus, and Central Asia. The program’s open grant competitions award contributions to Polish non-governmental organizations for projects especially designed to share Polish experiences in building civil society, social assistance, transformation of local government, education reform, and free media. Between 2000 and 2021, RITA provided support to 1,124 projects. The program is managed by the Education for Democracy Foundation.
Agnieszka Świeczka, the Education for Democracy Foundation, tel. +48 605 787 757