Project report: Kids are Kids, Russia

Grantee: Kids are Kids, RussiaProject: Summer camp for marginalised and migrant families The Centre for support and adaptation for children of refugees and migrants “Kids are Kids” is a centre that helps children with linguistic, psychological and social adaptation. Since 1996 the Centre has been giving children from many countries the chance to integrate into …

Project report: Ukrainian Down Syndrome Organisation, Ukraine

Young people with Down Syndrome can and want to work Grantee: Ukrainian Down Syndrome Organisation (UDSO), Ukraine Project: Support for people aged 16-35 with DS including access to jobs and social participation The UDSO’s Youth Club and Supported Employment Programme, supported by The BEARR Trust, completed the project “Creating tools for the socialisation and self-realisation of people with Down Syndrome to …

Small Grants Scheme 2022: Results

This year, BEARR’s Small Grants Scheme sought applications from across Eastern Europe and Central Asia for two separate themes. The first strand, Project A, invited applications for projects to improve the social welfare of migrant workers and the wellbeing of their families. The second strand, Project B, invited projects from previous BEARR grantees that would …

Project report: ZtRASS, Ukraine

Grantee: ZtRass (Zhytomyr Regional Association of Social Services), Ukraine Project: Self-help groups in small towns for single mothers and victims of domestic violence Sincere and open stories about people’s lives start with an invitation for “a coffee”. These stories are not for everyone, but for places where you are listened to, and can hear yourself, and …

Project report: Tvory Dobropillya, Ukraine

To Babushka with Love  Grantee: Tvory Dobropillya, UkraineProject: “To Babushka with Love”, combatting elderly isolation through cooking classes with teenagers A small town in eastern Ukraine, Dobropillya is located 80 km from the line of the conflict zone. In 2014, the city received more than 8,000 refugees from the occupied Donbas, which was more than …

Small Grants Scheme 2022: Preliminary Results

Employing a slightly different approach to previous years, The BEARR Trust’s 2022 Small Grants Scheme sought project proposals for two separate themes. The first strand, Project A, invited applications for projects to improve the social welfare of migrant workers and the wellbeing of their families. The second strand, Project B, was open to former BEARR …

Project report: Girls in Tech, Armenia

Uniting girls through the digital world Grantee: Girls in Tech, ArmeniaProject: “I know you’’ programme providing digital skills and support for young women IDPs from Nagorno Karabakh to promote social inclusion in Armenia Girls in Tech Armenia was glad to have the unique opportunity to launch the “I know you’’ project supported by the BEARR …

Project report: Vlada Brusilovska Charitable Foundation

Innovative designs for children with neurological disorders  Grantee: Vlada Brusilovska Charitable Foundation, Ukraine Project: To improve the design of hospital play areas for children with neurological disorders  Medical institutions frighten patients and create an atmosphere of stigma around them. Often, children with neurological conditions and their families find themselves cut off from the outside world and …

Project report: PO MIR, Office for Initiative Development, Tajikistan

In this era of the Covid-19 pandemic, vulnerable families need our shared support Grantee: PO MIR, Office for Initiative Development, Khujand, TajikistanProject: Reintegration of vulnerable groups affected by COVID-19 through their involvement in socially significant initiatives. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of us and having an impact on our communications, our work, and …

Project report: YCF Next, Ukraine

“Hospital is not a prison” Grantee: YCF NEXT, Odesa, Ukraine Project: Using hospital facilities to assist children with mental disorders, especially eating disorders  The project was based at the Odesa Regional Children’s Psychiatric Hospital. The direct beneficiaries were children and adolescents aged 6-18 years who were patients in the hospital. Their parents, initially subsidiary beneficiaries, in …