Volunteers and initiative groups learned to write grant applications

30 representatives of young public and charitable organizations, initiatives, and working groups from the Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Mykolaiv, and Odesa regions received training on writing grant applications.

During the two-day course, held on September 7 and 8, 2023, participants learned how to build a project, define a problem, formulate a goal and task, and draw up a project budget and schedule. Trainers Olha Leontieva and Tetiana Romanenko also shared examples of successful initiatives in the Zaporizhzhia region and jointly discussed several ideas for which participants are looking for funding. 

Before the full-scale invasion, we held project design training almost every month, teaching active citizens how to "get involved" in community life, plans and implement social initiatives.

Now, when a full-scale war has been going on for 1.5 years, many volunteer movements, initiative groups, and public organizations have appeared that actively work in the humanitarian direction but have no experience cooperating with international donor organizations in development programs.

It is important for us to support young initiatives, share experiences, and strengthen their capabilities, so we are resuming work in this direction thanks to the National Endowment for Democracy.