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Global education 2016 - 2017. Regranting for NGOs.

This project is addressed to Polish NGOs seeking funding for activities in the field of global education, and employs the regranting mechanism to also reach out to the wider community (including small children, school-age children, parents, teachers, academics, university students, and employees and volunteers of non-governmental organisations) living in villages and towns of up to 500,000 inhabitants throughout the country.

The implemented project makes co-financing available to organisations with experience in the field of global education as well as those just entering the field.

Global education 2016 - 2017. Regranting for NGOs.

“Global Education 2016–2017. Regranting for non-governmental organisations” is a modular project. Both of its modules provide for competition via two granting pathways, which enable application by organisations just beginning their global education activity and by those with more experience in the field, who are thus offered an opportunity to support their actions and develop relevant know-how.

In the 2016 and 2017 editions of the open grant competition, NGOs were able to apply for grants of up to PLN 35,000 under pathway A, and of up to PLN 8,000 under pathway B, the latter being designated for less experienced organisations. Applicants were given the opportunity to attend an information meeting, while grantees (the applicants who obtained co-financing for their projects) were given the opportunity to attend an instructional meeting at which they received detailed instructions on compliance with provisions of the contract and the rules of settlement and reporting on actions undertaken. Awarded projects are monitored.

The website https://fed.org.pl/globalna/ will operate throughout the duration of the project for promotional purposes.

The grant from Polish Aid was PLN 650,000 in each year of the project and was equal to the total value of the project, since due to the redistribution of funds, own contribution was not required.

Global education 2016 - 2017. Regranting for NGOs.

Project activities included running a competition procedure which led to the selection and co-financing of applications that were reliably prepared and worthy of financial support from partners operating in the domain of global education throughout Poland. The competition was announced on 12 July 2016, and interested parties submitted their project applications by 12 August 2016. The expert evaluation of applications lasted from 16 August to 12 September 2016. Results were announced on the website of the Education for Democracy Foundation (https://fed.org.pl) on 13 September 2016.

The competition was aimed at organisations with varying degree of experience. It was conducted in two parallel pathways with different grant levels (pathway A of up to PLN 35,000 and pathway B of up to PLN 8,000), which drew a total of 94 applications (35 under pathway A and 59 under pathway B). Contracts were signed with and grants paid to 19 grant recipients, while the co-financed projects were executed in compliance with the signed contracts and as per the terms set out in the project proposals, with minor modifications agreed upon in annexes.

The entities whose projects were co-financed under the regranting procedure (17 non-governmental organisations) carried out their activities for 8,794 beneficiaries, while another 113,433 persons benefited from the implemented projects through a multiplier effect; among other ways, through participation in open ventures (events of the Global Education Week) or through receiving reading matter that was part of project products or deliverables. The 10 events organised by the grant recipients were subject to verification in the form of monitoring visits.

 

In the second module, the regranting competition was announced on 20 February 2017 and ended on 24 March 2017, with the end of the stage of submitting project applications. The evaluation of these by experts lasted from 5 to 18 April 2017. The results were announced at the website of the Education for Democracy Foundation (https://fed.org.pl/) on 28 April 2017.

As in the first module, grants could be obtained via two paths (path A – up to PLN 35,000 and path B – up to PLN 8,000). In 2017 there were 21 projects selected by the commission, from among 78 applications (42 in path A and 36 in path B).

Beneficiaries of all projects totalled 55,425 persons, while 470,000 persons benefitted from the projects as a result of multiplication, e.g. through the participation in open events during the Global Education Week, or as recipients of educational material, publications, video material etc. In both cases, the numbers are considerably higher than expected, due to the very broad range of one of the projects, where an online campaign was carried out.

The only change in the competition procedure was withdrawal from the requirement that applicants in path B demonstrate earlier experience as global education coordinator or other persons engaged in the project.