BEARR website now also in Ukrainian!

Our Ukrainian friends and partners will be pleased that our website is now (partly) in three languages – including Ukrainian. Not all pages will be in all languages, and it will take some time to translate the ones we want to have in Ukrainian. There may also be a few glitches at the beginning, so …

New Information and Administration Officer at The BEARR Trust

The BEARR Trust is delighted to welcome its new Information and Administration Officer Valdonė Šniukaitė. Currently, Valdonė is pursuing her Master’s degree in International Conflict Studies at King’s College London. Having graduated from Politics, Sociology and East European Studies BA at University College London, she has worked in think tanks focusing on Central and Eastern Europe …

BEARR Newsletter December 2023

Dear friends and colleagues,  As the year draws to an end, all of us at The BEARR Trust send you our warmest greetings and best wishes for your good health and safety in 2024! This edition of our bi-monthly newsletter brings you an update on our Ukraine Appeal, details of the Small Grants Scheme for 2024, and …

Project Report: School for Survival

SGS 2023 Grantee: Parastor, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, with partners Project:  Skills and business training for vulnerable women and girls The public organisation Parastor from Tajikistan implemented the project “School for Survival” from July 2023.The Traditional Community Based Organisation (TCBO) Makhalla, which brings together several families or communities on a territorial basis, is considered to be a local governing structure …

The BEARR Trust’s Small Grants Scheme 2024

The deadline for bids for BEARR Trust’s Small Grants Scheme for 2024 has now passed. We regret that applications can no longer be accepted. The successful bids will be announced on BEARR’s website, www.bearr.org, after the grants have been accepted by the successful applicants (in May-June 2024). For details of applications received, click here. A webinar …

New Trustees for BEARR

The Trust is delighted to welcome four new Trustees, who will bring additional experience and enhanced skills to the Board. Charles Garrett Charles Garrett left the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in 2023 after 36 years working largely on East Asian, East European and EU affairs.  Most recently he served as HM Ambassador to North …

The BEARR Trust Annual Conference 2023 – report by BEARR Trustee Sam Thorne

Ukraine: community support for mental health, resilience and recovery The 2023 BEARR Trust Annual Conference, on 17 November 2023, focused for a second year on civil society responses to the war in Ukraine. Discussions showcased the inspiring work being done by small, local organisations to address the huge challenges of providing health and social support …

Щорічна конференція BEARR 2023 – Iнформація про учасників сесії

Імʼя учасника панелі   Наталія Шмурикова Назва організації   Громадська організація «Центр Стратегічних Ініціатив»  Місцезнаходження організації   Хмельницький, Україна Дата створення організації   18.12.2002 Розмір організації (кількість працівників та волонтерів)   До 10 людей (2 постійні працівники)  Бенефеціари роботи організації  Зараз – внутрішньо переміщені особи у Хмельницькій області, волонтери, родини учасників бойових дій.  Яку гуманітарну допомогу надає ваша організація? Ми …

2023 BEARR Trust Annual Conference Panel member information

First panel – moderated by Megan Bick, BEARR Trustee Panel member name    Nataliya Shmurikova Organisation name   Centre for Strategic Initiatives NGO (CSI NGO) Organisation location    Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine Organisation start date   18.12.2002 Organisation size (no. of staff and volunteers)  Up to 10 people (2 permanent staff) Beneficiaries of the organisation’s work  At present – internally displaced …

The BEARR Trust Annual Conference 2023

BEARR’s Annual Conference took place on Friday 17 November 2023 from 13:00 to 16:30. The theme was “Ukraine: community support for mental health, resilience and recovery”. To read the report of the conference proceedings, click here. To view the recording of the conference in English click here. For Ukrainian click here. 🇺🇦 The speakers included …