About the Component

The “Armenian Lawyers` Association” NGO (hereinafter referred to as “ALA”) and the Freedom of Information Center, in the framework of the EU-funded “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” Project, provide small grants on competitive basis to Civil Society Organizations – Non-governmental organizations and non-state foundations (hereinafter referred to as “CSOs”) and Media Organizations with state registration and functioning in Yerevan and RA regions.

The small grants are provided in four stages. Up to 5 projects shall be awarded grants in each stage – 3 grants worth up to 1.000.000 AMD each and 2 worth up to 1.500.000 AMD each, or 2 grants worth up to 1.000.000 AMD each and 3 worth up to 1.500.000 AMD each.

The purpose of the small grant competition is to implement public monitoring, watchdog and journalistic investigations on the anti-corruption aspects of the current RA Government Program, the Strategic Program of the RA legal and judicial reforms for the years of 2012-2016, the RA current Anti-Corruption Strategy and the implementation of their activities.

CSOs and Media Organizations with state registration and functioning in Yerevan and RA regions, which have participated in the three-day training organized by the ALA in 2014 and received a certificate of participation may submit a grant project application. Separate units of the CSO may not separately apply for the grant project. Media organizations may only present a grant project application jointly with CSOs, where they cannot be the main applicants.