COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY FUND

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY FUND

Let’s build our communities together!

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Chair – Paul Grod
UWC President

ABOUT THE FUND

The Fund was established in 2022 at the initiative of UWC President Paul Grod who generously contributed CAD 50 000 for the Fund in 2022. The objective of the Fund is to support community development and institutional capacity, as well as initiatives that inform the international community about Ukraine and Ukrainian nation, and strengthen advocacy for Ukraine.

The Fund provides co-financing for Ukrainian community organizations from UWC network (or to their members) for local, regional or international projects that align with UWC purposes and objects, and aim to

Develop communities and/or support community leadership development

Promote truthful image of Ukraine and/or Ukrainian people

Inform about Ukraine’s history, culture or today’s situation

Foster Ukrainian schooling in the diaspora

Foster Ukrainian female leadership and Ukrainian female civic movement in the diaspora

Engage youth in Ukrainian communities and promote Ukrainian youth community leadership

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Review results to be announced in June 2022. In exceptional cases, urgent applications may be reviewed earlier.

Projects approved for funding must be completed by June 1, 2023. All projects approved for funding will be asked to provide a report to UWC within 1 month from project completion.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

The Fund provides co-financing to projects with a budget of up to CAD 3000 that have a confirmed co-funding of at least 30% from other sources (sponsorship, ticket sales etc). All projects must be aligned with UWC purposes and objects, as well as Fund objectives. All projects must have a national, regional or international reach to broad and diverse audiences, and must be of high quality.

The Fund covers project implementation costs, but does not cover personal rewards (honorariums, stipends etc) for project implementers nor humanitarian aid.

Activities funded by the Fund must be fully in line with existing legislation and must not support any political party. Projects funded can not produce party merchandise and can not be implemented in partnership nor with support (co-financing) of political parties (their representatives).

PROJECT REVIEW COMMITTEE

Chair – Paul Grod, UWC President

Committee members

UWC Regional Vice Presidents Pavlo Sadokha, Vira Konyk, Natalia Poshyvaylo, Juri Danylyshyn, Tamara Olexy.

Yevgeniya Petrova, Acting WFUWO Chair

Alex Hreceniuc, President, WCUYO

Oksana Levytska, Chair, UWC Education Council

Bishop Stepan Sus, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

PROJECT APPLICATION FORM

Please reach out to Yevgeniya Petrova, Fund Administrator – UWC Community Relations Coordinator, with any questions about the Fund [email protected]

We will be hosting an info session about the Fund and application process for representatives of Ukrainian community organizations from UWC network on Feb 12, 08 am Toronto – 3pm Kyiv. Register here