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”. 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 …

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 …

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’s Small Grants Scheme 2023

It has been part of BEARR’s long-term mission to foster cooperation and partnerships, in the belief that this is fundamental to the operation of successful civil society organisations (CSOs). For 2023, as part of Strand A of the scheme, we invited applications for up to £4,000 for joint projects that promote the long-term partnership between two …

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 …

Project report: New Generation NGO, Armenia

Grantee: New Generation NGO, Armenia (NGNGO)Project: “Ensuring Social Well-Being and Empowerment of Migrants’ Families” The main goal of our project on “Ensuring the Social Well-Being and Empowerment of Migrants’ Families” was to support the families, particularly the wives and children of Armenian labour migrants, through social assistance and capacity-building training sessions.  The project beneficiaries were …

BEARR Newsletter: October 2022

Dear friends and colleagues, We hope this finds you safe and well. In this edition of our newsletter, we bring you news of our Ukraine Emergency Winter Appeal. We are also delighted to share with you two upcoming events: on Monday 7 November, BEARR’s Autumn Lecture will be given by internationally recognised expert on espionage, subversion, the use and abuse of history, energy security …

Project report: Gender-Vector, Kyrgyzstan

Grantee: Gender-Vector, KyrgyzstanProject: “Social Isolation: the route to overcome” – training sessions to support the LGBT community The main goal of our project, “Social Isolation: the route to overcome”, was to help the LGBT community in Kyrgyzstan overcome the socio-economic vulnerabilities that had emerged as a result of COVID-19.  The direct beneficiaries of the project …