The Keda Local Action Group, together with CENN and Institute of Democracy (IOD) are announcing the first stage of the grants competition 2018-2019 under the EU ENPARD supported project Keda LEADER.The first stage will open on September 20th and will end on October 20th at 5 pm.
The objective of the competition is to ensure the improvement of life in rural communities of Keda by creating decent working and living conditions in the municipality, improvement of the economic conditions and implementation of the innovative projects. The priority areas of the grants competition include:
• Rural Development
• Off-farm activities
• Education, Culture, Sports
• Environmental Protection and Sustainable Resource Management
• Improvement of living conditions in Keda municipality.
Both commercial and social projects and initiatives will be supported under the competition.
Participation is open for both natural person and legal entities who implement or plans to implement their activities in Keda Municipality.
Those willing to participate in the competition are asked to examine the strategic directions identified by the Local Development Strategy of Keda and the Grants Manual. Interested candidates need to complete the Application Forms and submit it via email to the address
or bring the hard copies to the LAG office at 10 Tbel Abuseridze Street, Keda town no later than 5 pm October 20, 2018.
All documents for the completion of the application are available in the Georgian language on the website
For additional questions, clarification requests or inquiries please contact us:
+995 599 189 269
+995 577 104 833
+995 514 401 001
Please note, the grants competition has the following stages:Stage I – Concept Note (Idea Competition)
Stage II – Complete Applications
Stage III – Approval of grant
The first stage successful candidates will be notified before November 20, 2018. 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: www.enpard.ge.