The EU-supported Keda Local Action Group (LAG) Announces a Grants Competition in Response to COVID-19

Within the EU ENPARD-supported project ‘Keda LEADER’, CENN, the Institute for Democracy (IoD) and the Local Action Group (LAG), are launching a grants competition: ‘New Challenges - New Opportunities’ designed to respond quickly to the new challenges facing Georgia as a result of the "COVID-19" pandemic caused by the spread of the coronavirus.

The grants competition starts on March 27 and will end on April 13 at 18:00.


The priority areas of the grants competition include:

  • Promotion of online formal and non-formal education
  • Increase public awareness, including on virus safety rules
  • Promoting the involvement of vulnerable groups in public life
  • Improving access to services
  • Supporting capacity building of health care professionals


Initiatives should be connected to the Keda municipality.


Maximum grant amount: EUR 3,000 equivalent in GEL.


The following entities are eligible to apply for the competition:


  • A public or private legal entity, including educational institutions
  • Civil society representatives, including initiative groups
  • Cooperatives
  • Local Government and Governance Bodies


Applicants may submit only one application for the grant competition.


All documents to complete the application are available in the Georgian language on the following link:


Applications can only be submitted in Georgian.


The application (application form, action plan and budget) should be submitted electronically at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The subject should indicate the name of the grant competition - Grant Competition: New Challenges - New Opportunities.


The deadline for submission of applications is April 13, 2020, 18:00.

Late or inappropriate applications will not be considered.


In case of any additional questions about above mentioned grant competition, please contact the Chair of the Keda LAG, Giorgi Abuladze, +995 577 17 37 06



The EU-supported ENPARD project is implemented by CENN in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR). The project aims to diversify local economic activities, improve the investment climate, and empower competitive agricultural and environmental practices in Keda Municipality via bottom-up strategic planning in rural development.
The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural populations that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at:


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