Project report: League of Polish Women, Moldova

Grantee: League of Polish Women, MoldovaProject: To strengthen organisational resilience at “Playback Theatre Ink”  Playback Theatre is an improvisation theatre based on the stories of the audience. The stories of the past influence our choices in the present. Through them we become more aware. The Playback Theatre creates a space where we meet at the …

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

Для просмотра вебинара с русскими субтитрами, пожалуйста, нажмите кнопку настройки ⚙ в правом нижнем углу видео и потом нажмите кнопку Subtitles/CC и выберите “Russian”. On Wednesday 01 February 2023 at 11:00 (GMT), BEARR held a one-hour webinar to talk prospective Project A applicants through the 2023 Small Grants Scheme application process. BEARR Trustee Ross Gill gave a presentation …

Project report: Baku Volunteer Center, Azerbaijan

Grantee: Baku-Volunteer Center, AzerbaijanProject: “The plight of youth migrants during the COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic on circular migration in Azerbaijan” The Baku Volunteer Center implemented a project called “The situation of young migrants during the COVID-19 period and the results of the impact of the pandemic on migration in Azerbaijan” supported by …

The BEARR Trust Emergency Appeal for Ukraine and Moldova

The BEARR Trust is raising funds to help small civil society organisations and voluntary groups to support displaced people, refugees and other vulnerable people in Ukraine and Moldova. Below you can read about our appeal and how it has progressed since Russia launched its all-out invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022.   The BEARR Trust …

2022 CSO Survey – Results

In February 2022, BEARR launched a survey to facilitate the sharing of ideas, best practices and innovative approaches to working with vulnerable groups suffering from social isolation due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The results of the survey were to later form the basis of a webinar on the same topic. However, this work was …

BEARR Newsletter: December 2022

One of BEARR’s partners in western Ukraine continues to run art therapy workshops despite being hit by electricity blackouts. They are providing displaced children with a safe space to relax and play, keeping them distracted from the targeted shelling and giving them a place to stay warm this winter. 15 December 2022 Season’s greetings from BEARR! Dear …

The BEARR Trust Small Grants Scheme 2023

Читайте українською мовою тут. Читайте на русском языке здесь. Applications for BEARR’s 2023 Small Grants Scheme are now open. In 2022, the focus of much of BEARR’s work has been on Ukraine and Moldova, with the Ukraine Emergency Appeal at the forefront of our activities. This year, the main Small Grants Scheme (Project A) will focus on other …

Report: The BEARR Trust Autumn Lecture

Putin’s War: What’s the Endgame? Ross Gill, BEARR TrusteeDecember 2022 A former senior editor at The Economist, and now an expert commentator on Eastern and Central Europe at The Times, Edward Lucas has for many years warned of the danger that Vladimir Putin’s regime presents to its own people and its neighbourhood. In The New …

Project report: Insan-Leilek, Kyrgyzstan

Grantee: Insan-Leilek, KyrgyzstanProject: Protecting the Labour Rights of Vulnerable Migrant Women According to the National Statistics Committee of Kyrgyzstan, more than a million Kyrgyz citizens are in Russia as labour migrants. More than 40% of them are women. Most of the migrant women are employed in the service sector, such as cleaning, housekeeping, nursing, babysitting, …

Project report: Gurdofarid, Tajikistan

Grantee: Gurdofarid, TajikistanProject: “Support Centre for Migrants” – sewing workshops and business training for migrants and their families Unemployment is one of the main challenges facing our citizens. It is also one of the main factors driving migration abroad by working age Tajik men. Experts say that, along with low levels of education, unemployment is …