Ongoing Projects

The main program of CSRDG – 2017-2018

The purpose of the project

Contribute to the sustainable development of the country and reduction of poverty through the support and promotion of civil society, socially responsible business and good governance.

Strategic Objectives

  • Empower the civil society organizations and groups on local and national levels so that they are able to advocate for their beneficiaries and provide them with relevant services;
  • Increase social responsibility of civil sector, business and citizens;
  • Support the cooperation between government and civil sector for promotion of effective, open and needs-based governance.

Duration of the project

  • 2017 – 2020 Year

Project Donor

Project Budget

  • 1 232 400 EURO

Civil Society Sustainability Initiative

The new EU project “Civil Society Development Initiative” aims at improving the operational environment for civil society in Georgia, empowering CSOs, increasing their accountability towards constituencies and amplifying their linkages to other actors.

Georgian Civil Society Sustainability Initiative strives to meet four objectives:

  • To increase fi financial sustainability of CSOs through
    diversified income like state funding, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), voluntarism, and beneficial taxation;
  • To enhance the capacity, accountability and credibility of CSOs for effectively advocating interests and political, economic, social and cultural rights of their constituencies;
  • To strengthen regional civic participation through
    better cooperation of CSOs with local media, businesses and authorities;
  • To support joint approaches of CSOs in policy
    dialogue towards sustainable development on local and national level, and towards promoting reforms in the context of the EU association process.

Until end of 2020 and with a total budget of 5.07 Million EUR (the EU contribution amounting 3.8 Million EUR) it is planned to carry out over 110 activities in support of CSOs and initiatives, to award 79 sub-grants worth of 715 thousand EUR and engage more than 2500 civil society representatives in all regions of Georgia.

Project Budget

  • 5 070 000 EURO

Project Donors

  • European Union
  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
  • Women’s Empowerment for Changes

    The purpose of the project

    Support women’s equality and their economic sustainability in Samegrelo and Kakheti regions. Establish and strengthen relationships between community groups, local self-governments, civil sector and local businesses.

    Duration of the project

    • 2017 – 2018 Year

    Project Donor

    Project Budget

    • 97 000 USD

    Way back to Society

    Project Goal

    Promote integration of persons in conflict with law through the support of cooperation between civil society organizations, business companies and government agencies, and through creation of jobs for the target group representatives.

    Duration of the project

    • 2017 – 2020 Year

    Project Donor

    Project Budget

    • 243 530 EURO

    Optimal Utilization of Local Resources and Potential of Keda Municipality

    Project Goal

    Diversify local economic activities, attract investments and promote competitive agricultural and environmental practices through the participatory strategic planning of the rural development.

    Project Objectives

    Strengthen the development potential of Keda municipality and ensure the optimal utilization of local opportunities and resources.

    Duration of the project

    • 2017 – 2021 Year

    Project Donor

    Leading Organization

    Project Budget

    • 112 600 EURO

    Social Entrepreneurship - An innovative approach for economic and social changes

    Project Goal

    Support CSO capacity building through the social entrepreneurship development, so that CSOs can effectively achieve their social and environmental goals, and improve the economic situation of vulnerable groups.

    Duration of the project

    • 2016 – 2019 Year

    Project Donor

    Project Budget

    • 679 201 EURO

    The Global Support Initiative to Indigenous Peoples and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI)

    Project Goal

    Provide support to local CBOs, initiative groups and eco-clubs members of target communities during the implementation of environmental activities, particularly, during demonstration and introduction of innovative technologies for production, storage and processing of agricultural products (specifically organic waste recycling).

    Duration of the project

    • 2017 – 2019 Year

    Project Donor

    Project Budget

    • 50 000 USD

    Enhancing the participation of regional CSOs in policy dialogue on social inclusion in Georgia

    Project Goal

    Improve delivery of social services in target municipalities (Gori, Tkibuli, Khoni and Zugdidi) through promoting cooperation between CSOs and public sector.

    Duration of the project

    • 2016 – 2018 Year

    Project Donor

    Project Budget

    • 533 275 EURO

    Household Waste reuse and Recycling practices- viable alternatives to open waste burning and associated unit national PoPs releases

    The purpose of the project

    Support to local community organizations, initiative groups and eco-clubs members in target communities, in the implementation of environmental activities. In particular, in the process of demonstration and implementation of innovative technologies for the production, storage and processing of agricultural products through organic waste processing.

    Duration of the project

    • 2017 – 2019 Year

    Project Donor

    Project Budget

    • 90 000 USD

    Global Warming Campaign - chance to change our future

    Project Goal

    Raising awareness on climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation strategies. The awareness-raising campaign would target school teachers, community leaders, eco-clubs’ representatives and local stakeholders

    Promoting environmentally friendly technologies and best practices among target communities, including youth through small-scale demonstrations (demo projects)

    Disseminating success stories and practices of low-cost methods for eliminating GHG emissions

    Duration of the project

    • 2019 – 2020 Year

    Project Donor

    Project Budget

    • 51 500 USD