The BEARR Trust Small Grants Scheme 2022

A) Projects to improve the social welfare of migrant workers and the wellbeing of their families.

B) Projects to improve the welfare of the applicant organisation’s staff and volunteers, and its resilience.


This year we are also holding a webinar on Friday 28 January at 13.00 London time via Zoom, when we will hear from BEARR and two former grantees about how to prepare a strong application. For further details, and to register for free, please visit our Eventbrite page.

Small Grants Scheme 2022

BEARR is delighted to announce that applications are now open for our 2022 Small Grants Scheme. 

Since early 2020, Covid-19 has made existing inequalities worse. Migrant workers and their families are one of the many groups of vulnerable people who have experienced increased hardship over the last two years. For its 2022 Small Grants Scheme, The BEARR Trust invites separate applications for the following grants:

‘A’ Projects:

Funding for projects that propose ways of improving the social welfare of migrant workers and the wellbeing of their families. Projects may support migrant workers in the countries where they are working, and / or their families in their countries of origin. 

‘B’ Projects:

We also invite separate applications for up to £1,000 from former grantees only to fund activities to improve the welfare of their staff and volunteers, and to improve their organisation’s resilience. All former grantees will be eligible to apply for this funding, even if not proposing a project under the 2022 theme of helping migrants and their families.

The deadline for applications is Friday 18 February at 23:59 GMT.

Applications are welcome from civil society organisations (CSOs) in any of the countries in which BEARR works, namely: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan.  

BEARR is most interested in projects that will work in partnership with, or extend collaboration to, other organisations in the same country or in another country, and that take an imaginative or unusual approach to the problems faced by migrant workers and their families. BEARR particularly welcomes applications from new and small CSOs.

Projects should normally be completed within six months of the receipt of funds, and applicants are expected to complete a monitoring form and to write an article about their project for publication on BEARR’s website. The BEARR Trust reserves the right to commission independent evaluation of any project funded. 

Please download the relevant documents: 

Completing your application:

All applicants must use the application forms provided.

Applications must be completed in English.

Please refer primarily to the application guidelines for advice on how to fill in the application form. However, if you still have questions about the application process, please feel free to direct them to Anna Lukanina-Morgan at sgs@bearr.orgYou can email Anna in English, Russian or Ukrainian. 

Submitting your application:

Please send your application to Anna Lukanina-Morgan at and put ‘SGS 2022/Organisation Name‘ in the subject line of your email.

Project A application documents:

Project B application documents:

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