BEARR’s 2023 Small Grants Scheme webinar: how to prepare a Project A application?

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The deadline for submitting applications to BEARR’s 2023 Small Grants Scheme has now passed. Each submission will be reviewed carefully and the chosen projects announced in May 2023. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for any updates.


  • What language should the application be submitted in?

    Applications must be submitted in English.
  • Can one of the partners for Project A be from the private sector?

    The organisations submitting a joint application for a Project A grant must all be a civil society organisations (CSOs). However, matched funding can come from private or state sources.
  • How long should the project last?

    Projects should aim to be completed within six months of receiving the grant.
  • How many CSOs can be involved in a Project A application?

    There must be at least 2 CSOs on a Project A application, however there is no upper limit. Please note that the maximum grant given will still be £4,000 regardless of the number of CSOs on the application.
  • What currency should the budget be in?

    GBP – British £ Sterling
  • What type of project expenses can BEARR funding cover? Can an applicant only apply for funding for direct expenses, or can service payments for trainers and experts be included?

    You can apply to BEARR’s Small Grants Scheme for both direct expenses and service payments, as well as minor technical costs. However, we will not accept applications where technical costs are more than 20% of the budget. Please see Section 4 of the Project A guidelines for a sample budget template.
  • How are projects monitored?

    All grantees have to complete a short Monitoring and Evaluation Form on completion of their project, as well provide BEARR with a brief narrative report. We warmly welcome regular updates and photos of your project during its implementation, too. You can find examples of our previous grantees’ project reports here.
  • What if my question isn’t answered here?

    For further information, you can watch our 2023 Small Grants Scheme Webinar on how to prepare a Project A application here. You can also find a recording of our 2022 Small Grants Scheme webinar in English here, and in Russian here.

    If you still have questions, please feel free to contact our Small Grants Officer, Anna Lukanina-Morgan at You can email Anna in English, Russian or Ukrainian. 

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