Grant List of 2011 Year


  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-07-21

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17406

    Organization:

    Community of Arteni

    Contact:

    Gegham Khlghatyan

    Grant Amount:

    $6,180.00

    Purpose:

    For organizing normal operation of the kindergarten in Arteni during six months. The grant funds will cover the part of expenses for purchase of food for 96 children attending the kindergarten during six months. In-kind contribution of the Community to the project is $22,400





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-27

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    17210

    Organization:

    Women's Resource Center

    Contact:

    Lara Aharonyan

    Grant Amount:

    35000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to mobilize the Armenian public to demand access to pain relief through a campaign on the importance and the right to have access to pain relief medication for palliative care patients in Armenia by developing campaign’s communication tools; collecting cases from patients, families, administrators, doctors about the benefits of existing palliative and pain relief services and create PR around the right to pain relief for patients and their family members, doctors, activists





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-30

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    17672

    Organization:

    Trust, Social Work and Sociological Research Center

    Contact:

    Hasmik Gevorgyan

    Grant Amount:

    30490 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to mobilize the Armenian public to demand access to pain relief through a campaign on the importance and the right to have access to pain relief medication for palliative care patients in Armenia by developing campaign’s communication tools; collecting cases from patients, families, administrators, doctors about the benefits of existing palliative and pain relief services and create PR around the right to pain relief for patients and their family members, doctors, activists





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-30

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    17567

    Organization:

    Pain Control and Palliative Care Association

    Contact:

    Hrant Karapetyan

    Grant Amount:

    28500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop capacity in palliative care and advocate for institutionalization of the field in Armenia by raising awareness of all stakeholders in the field, developing website and disseminating resources, building capacity and enhancing network of people involved in the field to advocate for to making care available to patients in need





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-28

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    17476

    Organization:

    Armenian Center for Health Initiatives

    Contact:

    Artur Potosyan

    Grant Amount:

    22730 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following puproses: to continue using the Practitioner Guide to promote human rights in patient care, enhance results of the previous activities and assist legal reforms on improving Armenian national legislation in terms of better protection of those rights by updating the PG and report to the LAHI coordinators on monthly bases; to conduct three training sessions for selected national stakeholders with the use of the Practitioner Guide; to organize three meetings with civil society organizations and their beneficiaries who represent vulnerable groups of populations; further enhancing the content of the Human Rights in Patient Care website (www.healthrights.am) and participating in law reform process by providing legal and health specialists with collected cases on legal violations and data on current laws and regulations





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-11-15

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    17451

    Organization:

    Real World, Real People, NGO

    Contact:

    Hovhannes Madoyan

    Grant Amount:

    15950 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following puproses: to get public support for human rights protection of most at risk population by raising awareness on 10 reasons for human rights protection in HIV/AIDS advocacy among students of medical, journalism, social work, law, psychology departments and police academy in Armenia; to build capacity of the HIV activists to advocate for the Declaration on "Human rights and HIV/AIDS: Now more than ever"; to increase engagement of students in human rights protection of most at risk population; to enhance coverage of human rights issues of nost at risk issues of most at risk population in mass media





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-08-29

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    17420

    Organization:

    Medical Psychological Pedagogical Assessment Center of Yerevan

    Contact:

    Varduhi Katinyan

    Grant Amount:

    33000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue and expand inclusion of children from the above center into schools # 114 and 43 and Mkhitar Sebastatsi complex; early assistance to children (pre-school age) with disabilities and assessment of their educational needs in Lori, Vayots Dzor, Gegharkunik and Syunik regions, provide seminars for the group of specialists dealing with assessment and education of these children (speech therapist, special pedagogue, teacher, psychologist, social educator, coordinator and parents); maintenance and further development of a website of the Center to be used by interested parties and translation of the material from foreign sources relevant to inclusion. They also plan to invest the idea of teacher assistant in inclusive schools by allocating a specialist from the center to work with teachers and assist them on the spot in the teaching process. Additionally, a series of TV programs about all three projects will be prepared. The project as well requests $9000 from Emergency Fund to transport children with disabilities to and from home to schools. Transportation costs for 30 children with disabilities to/from the Assessment Center and inclusive schools are requested from EF in the amount of $9,000





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-09-30

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    17466

    Organization:

    Jinishian Memorial Foundation

    Contact:

    Armen Hakobyan

    Grant Amount:

    35950 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to operate youth debate clubs in 110 schools of Armenia (10 established by OSF and 100 by Jinishian Memorial Foundation/Youth for Achievements) providing space for adolescents to engage in debates about key issues related to their lives, development of civil society, democracy and human rights as well as build their communication and analytical thinking skills





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-08-29

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    17426

    Organization:

    Yerevan Special Educational Complex for Children with Hearing Problems

    Contact:

    Ashot Avetisyan

    Grant Amount:

    31922 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to provide equal opportunities for children with hearing impairments to quality education and integration by training teachers and other specialists in mainstream and special schools and promoting inclusion, engaging in early detection of children with hearing impairments through gradually becoming a resource center for the respective community. The project plans to train and assist teachers of inclusive schools where children with hearing problems study; organize trips to regional schools for the same purposes; teach children using a special program “Crazy Talk” for children with hearing issues, train 20 students, 20 parents, 15 police officers and 15 polyclinic personnel on gesture language. Another initiative is involving pre-school children into educational activities to help treat/mitigate their problems so later they are able to attend mainstream schools. The project also plans to create, multiply and distribute three educational manuals, provide transportation services to ensure attendance of children to school from vulnerable families and remote areas as well as excursions for these children. Transportation costs for 140-150 children are requested from EF in the amount of $8,000. In-kind contribution of the Organization to the project is $4,000





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-08-29

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    17423

    Organization:

    Special Educational Complex # 8 for Children with Speech Problems

    Contact:

    Varduhi Kheboyan

    Grant Amount:

    34000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to assist in educating and integrating children with speech disorders into the mainstream schools; to enhance the capacity of 40 specialists working with children with speech disorders both in special and inclusive schools to promote inclusive education; develop the educational complex and its regional branches into resource centers for children, their parents, speech therapists and students and provide transportation to and from school to prevent drop-outs. Transportation costs for 115 children are requested from EF in the amount of $10,000. In-kind contribution of the Special Educational Complex # 8 to the project is $1,100





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-08-01

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    17425

    Organization:

    Education without Borders, NGO

    Contact:

    Ruzanna Muradyan

    Grant Amount:

    56840 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to review and redevelop the social science standards for 8-9 grades emphasizing human rights and democracy aspects based on new General Education State Standard as well as to enhance classroom teaching and learning by piloting the applicability and relevance of standards of 12th grade social sciences and 7-9 grade natural sciences and math in 16 schools of Armenia with involvement of independent experts and two experts from National Institute of Education. At the end of the project the project team will advocate for having the newly developed subject standards approved by the Ministry of Education and Science





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-06-01

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17328

    Organization:

    Dzagedzor TV Company, LLC, Sosi TV

    Contact:

    Vahagn Sargsyan

    Grant Amount:

    24356 USD

    Purpose:

    The proposal envisages a weekly debate program to discuss topics of importance to the population. The 40-45 min. programs shall be aired every Friday at 9:30pm and repeated on Mondays at 12:00pm. The programs shall be uploaded on the TV company's webpage. An Advisory Body comprised of local civil society representatives shall be formed to advise the TV company on topics, selection of experts, guests, format of the program and other related issues. Topics discussed shall include social issues, education system, law-enforcement agencies, notary public offices, human rights, local authorities, closed and semi-closed institutions, corruption, children’s rights and other topics as advised by the Board





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-30

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17507

    Organization:

    Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, NGO

    Contact:

    Ashot Melikyan

    Grant Amount:

    63809 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to monitor the situation in freedom of expression; to react to facts of violations of journalists’ rights; to prepare and publish of quarterly reports and an annual report. The organization for gathering information will rely on the existing hotline, will sent requests for information to different government bodies and the information in the official responses, publications in media – traditional and online, related materials produced by partner organizations will be uploaded on their websites. Besides, organization’s lawyers will follow court cases related to media organizations to assess the process, provide publicity of the court process and the court decisions. Project includes also monitoring of coverage of press conferences by TV companies held by representatives of different political parties held in Yerevan-based clubs. The organization will employ the same methodology to carry out the monitoring within this project as in last year. The project has aim to develop recommendations on improving media-related legislation and especially related to transition from analogue to digital broadcasting. Given the fact that Armenian TVs are supposed to go digital by 2015, the role of the Digitalization Group will become even more important. The Group will continue actively following all the processes, preparing expert opinions and statements that will be widely distributed, developing recommendations on improving legislation. The Group will be actively using documents developed by international organizations and Armenia’s international obligations. The Group will continue cooperation with OSF Media Program





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-29

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17650

    Organization:

    Region, Research Center

    Contact:

    Laura Baghdasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    24340 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to monitor the use of social networks, mainly Facebook by the political parties and blocs during the pre-election, election and post-election periods and 5 on-line publications, including blogs during 2012 Parliamentarian Elections. The monitoring will include content and quality analysis of facebook pages of political parties and candidates and 5 on-line publications, including blogs for the periods of pre-election, Election Day and post- election. The periodic reports for each phase of the monitoring will be prepared and presented to the large public





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-30

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17654

    Organization:

    Journalists for the Future, NGO

    Contact:

    Suren Deheryan

    Grant Amount:

    19969 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to reveal the impartiality and objectivity of Armenian online media while covering Parliamentarian Elections 2012 in Armenia during the 3 months of pre-election period, the day of elections and in the course of month of post-election period





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-05-29

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17330

    Organization:

    Menk Plus, NGO

    Contact:

    Anahit Margaryan

    Grant Amount:

    24190 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to prepare and broadcast 48 TV discussions on Tsayg TV and online on a wide variety of topics with four guests and thematic footage during the program. To be able to broadcast the programs online the organization will upgrade its website. Online broadcast shall be carried out via www.ustream.tv, a facebook page that would provide an opportunity for comments and question. The programs will be 45-50 minute long, including 3-10 minute footage on the topic. The topics to be covered include corruption – electoral, in healthcare, in legal system, freedom of speech, cases of slander against media and their analysis, freedom of information and related problems in Armenia, situation in detention and penitentiary, orphanage and nursing homes, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, transparency of work of local self-governing bodies, regional authorities and their accountability, ecological problems, loans to farmers, MCA lessons for Armenia, Armenia in Eastern Partnership, problem of homelessness and other topics as decided by an advisory board. The Advisory Board shall consist of prominent NGO representatives in the region and its composition will be agreed upon with OSIAF. The Board shall advise the implementation team on topics, participants, format and other related issues





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-06-01

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17339

    Organization:

    Skizb Media Kentron, LLC

    Contact:

    Mkrtich Mkrtchyan

    Grant Amount:

    24865 USD

    Purpose:

    For preparation of a weekly debate program to be hosted by Hakob Badalyan, their broadcast on 1in, youtube, livestream and facebook. The topics covered will include but not be limited to freedom of media, judiciary, process of integration in international structures, education, gender equality, ecology, transparency and accountability in adopting government decisions, corruption and economic development among other topics. An Advisory Board will be created to assist with and advise on topics, format and other related issues. The composition of the Board will be agreed upon with OSIAF





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-06-01

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17331

    Organization:

    Meltex, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Mesrop Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the preparation and broadcast of 18 TV programs, which will include a short documentary (documentaries) on a given topic, followed by a talk show, with participation of representatives from the government, civil society, opposition members and experts. An Advisory Board will be established comprised of representatives of civil society to discuss questions related to the topics, format, experts and guests. The proposal mentioned representatives of “Asparez” Journalists’ Club, the Yerevan Press Club, Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression, Transparency International, Investigative Journalists, NGO and OSIAF as possible candidates for Board members. The composition of the Board will be finalized within the two weeks of the start of the project implementation and will be agreed upon with OSIAF. The programs will cover the following areas and topics - problems in education, environmental issues, problems in judiciary, small and medium enterprises, public health, corruption, alternative service, gender equality, social issues, Armenia-EU dialogue, world economic crisis and Armenia’s economy, minorities and vulnerable groups, freedom of information, digitalization and its consequences





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-06-01

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17321

    Organization:

    Kyavar TV Company, LLC

    Contact:

    Armen Galstyan

    Grant Amount:

    24160 USD

    Purpose:

    For preparation a series of TV debates, consisting of 40 shows that will be broadcast live on Geghama Media Holding channel at 20.20 every Wednesday. The duration of each program will be 40 minutes. Each program will contain one or two 3 – 5 minute long investigative stories on the topic discussed. TV viewers will have a chance to take part in the debates via direct phone calls. Topics of the debates will include but not be limited to agriculture, environment, healthcare, Eastern Partnership Program, fight against corruption, public services, vulnerable groups of the society, social issues, transparency of the decision making process of state and local self-governing bodies, human rights, and economic developments in the marz and the country. An Advisory Board, comprised of representatives of civil society of the region will be established to discuss questions related to the topics, format, experts, and guests. The composition of the Board will be agreed upon with OSIAF





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-06-01

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17315

    Organization:

    ALT TV Media, LLC

    Contact:

    Khachik Danielyan

    Grant Amount:

    20161 USD

    Purpose:

    For preparation of 32 TV programs in a debate/talk show format with an analytical video material on each topic. The TV programs will be uploaded on the TV company’s website. The programs will cover a wide range of topics that concern the local population, such as land consolidation, problems with irrigation water, village equipment unequal distribution, collection of money from pupils in schools, drinking water problems, green area preservation issues, bank loans, as well as freedom of media issues, consumer rights problems, corruption and other topics. An Advisory Board will be comprised of civil society representatives. The Board will meet to discuss topics of the programs and will provide advice and feedback on the format of the program, invited guests and other related issues. The composition of the Board will be agreed upon with OSIAF





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-03-24

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17231

    Organization:

    ATHK Hamakarg, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Haykazn Ghahriyan

    Grant Amount:

    35900 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to enhance the analytical component of the site, to support the page Interview, opened two years ago with OSF-Armenia funding, and the human rights page, also supported by OSF-Armenia. In order to do it, the organization will attract new reporters and work with experts specialized in different areas. This will further enrich the contents of the site and ensure increase in analytical materials





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-06-01

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17332

    Organization:

    Lori TV, LLC

    Contact:

    Narine Avetisyan

    Grant Amount:

    18855 USD

    Purpose:

    For preparation and broadcast of 17 TV discussions and 5 TV debates. The main themes of the programs will include but not be limited to judiciary, public health, environment, media, human rights, freedom of religion, gender equality, emigration, ethnic minorities, and corruption. A hotline will be established for suggestions, recommendations and feedback. Video materials will be prepared for each program. The programs will be uploaded on the TV company’s website. An Advisory Board comprised of representatives of civil society of the region will be established to discuss questions related to the topics, format, experts, guests. The composition of the Board will be agreed upon with OSIAF





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-05-30

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17337

    Organization:

    Housaber CJSC, Yerkir Media TV Company

    Contact:

    Davit Hakobyan

    Grant Amount:

    24260 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: Yerkir Media TV in cooperation with the Investigative Journalists, NGO shall prepare and air 12 mini investigative films that will be part of the Hraparak talk show program. The topics of the miniseries and the programs shall include but not be limited to child poverty, agricultural loans, gas prices, Armenia’s debt, hazardous chemical landfills in Armenia, absence of Parliament members during NA session, as well as gender issues, including domestic violence, women in business, women’s access to health. Hraparak is broadcast once a week at prime time. An Advisory Board shall be created including representatives from OSIAF, Yerkir Media and Investigative Journalists, NGO to provide advise on topics, experts and format of the program. OSIAF shall have the right to veto any decision of the Board





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-03-24

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17233

    Organization:

    Umbrella, Journalists' International Network NGO

    Contact:

    Marianna Grigoryan

    Grant Amount:

    17972 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to publish feature stories, as well as investigative and analytical articles focusing on problems in Yerevan and the regions. The stories will touch upon social-economic issues and their impact, human rights issues, migration issues, problems faced by people living with HIV/AIDS, etc. For these purposes, the organization will hire 4 reporters who will write at least 6-8 analytical articles and feature stories per week and will also cover the main news in Yerevan and the regions, a photo reporter who will prepare at least 1-2 photo stories per week, a cartoonist who will make at least one editorial cartoon per week on the topic of the week, as well as an editor and a proofreader





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-03-30

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17215

    Organization:

    Asparez, Journalists' Club, NGO

    Contact:

    Levon Barseghyan

    Grant Amount:

    73400 USD

    Purpose:

    The purpose of the grant is to promote independent broadcast and print media and ensure quality, and timely information dissemination and objective coverage of a wide range of public interest topics





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-04-29

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17251

    Organization:

    Women's Resource Center

    Contact:

    Lara Aharonyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the legal capacity of the organization. The strengthened legal unit of the organization will develop the legal counseling and rights advocacy capacity inside the organization. Within the project 2 young lawyers will be hired who will handle legal cases directly inside the organization. The legal unit will also provide legal free counseling 5 days a week through the hotline of the sexual assault crisis center. Within the project beneficiaries' awareness on legal issues, local laws and procedures will be increased. In these processes strategic litigation cases will be initiated and represented to OSF





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-04-29

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17249

    Organization:

    Mission Armenia, NGO

    Contact:

    Hripsime Kirakosyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support creating an effective legal unit within Mission Armenia, NGO with the aim to promote the betterment of the rights protection of the vulnerable groups exercising their social and health rights and privileges. Within the project the legal consulting and participation at the law suits will be provided in 8 provinces of Armenia. As a result of this work the strategic cases will be selected and represented to OSF for approval





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-05-01

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17316

    Organization:

    Protection of Rights without Borders, NGO

    Contact:

    Siranush Sahakyan

    Grant Amount:

    109960 USD

    Purpose:

    For conducting court monitoring of the cases with engagement of public defenders. The focus of the monitoring will be the issue of the right to defense in both civil and criminal cases. The following activities will be carried out: selection and training of monitors, development of monitoring methodology, monitoring and reporting on individual criminal and civil cases, keeping and update of the database of monitored cases, regular update of the project’s website, lobbying of project’s recommendations with relevant government officials, publication of a report based on monitoring results and public presentation of the report to all stakeholders. The NGO will also conduct a research on the sentencing policy and consistency of the application of punishment by the RA courts. Particularly, the NGO will conduct desk research on judgments in the selected cases as well as individual and expert interviews. Based on the gathered data a package of recommendations will be developed, report published and publicly discussed





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-04-26

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17250

    Organization:

    Achilles, NGO

    Contact:

    Eduard Hovhannisyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the legal capacity of the organization. The strengthened legal capacity of the organization will be used for free legal consultancy on drivers rights both by hotline, and web-site. The legislation and other appropriate documents on drivers' rights will be put on the website. The legal unit will also work on law drafts and will produce the legislative initiative to appropriate government bodies. Within the project strategic litigation cases shall be chosen and represented to OSF for approval





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-04-28

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17177

    Organization:

    Journalists for Human Rights, NGO

    Contact:

    Zhanna Alexanyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the legal capacity of the organization. Within the project the cooperation of journalists and the lawyers will be established. Particularly the project will be focused on situation at Army forces. The legal unit in cooperation with journalists will collect the information and initiate the strategic litigation cases. The media coverage of the processes will also be provided by journalists and advised by lawyers





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-04-25

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17245

    Organization:

    Transparency International Anti-corruption Center

    Contact:

    Varuzhan Hoktanyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support an effective legal unit within Transparency International anticorruption center NGO with aim to contribute to strengthening of the law implementation in Armenia, particularly concerning the processes in public assets management. The legal unit will be engaged into the monitoring of the performance of law enforcement bodies, inquiries to respective institutions, monitoring of court performances. In these processes strategic litigation cases will be initiated and represented to OSF-Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-04-28

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17248

    Organization:

    Skarp Health Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Ara Ustyan

    Grant Amount:

    14900 USD

    Purpose:

    The purpose of the grant is to support creating an effective legal unit within Scarp Health Center, NGO. Within the project, 2 lawyers shall work with NGO in full-time basis with the aim to provide effective legal protection of the rights of persons with disabilities. Within the project law-enforcement center with human rights direct consultancy service shall be established at Skarp Health Center, NGO





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-06-21

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17247

    Organization:

    Real World, Real People, NGO

    Contact:

    Sam Tadevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    34993 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following puproses: to establish a referral system for the key population at risk and PLHIV that ensures a close relationship between all levels of the health system and helps to ensure people receive the best possible care closest to home; to enhance engagement of key populations at risk in HIV prevention programs through provision of coordinated, purposeful and competent legal services by ensuring population groups mostly at risk of HIV infection with access to competent and qualified legal services in established Legal Clinic; to create basis for policy, law and existing practices change advocacy via fair, public and strategic litigation by developing capacity of the organizations and institutions which work with key population at risk and PLHIV for the identification of strategic litigation cases





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-01-31

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16998

    Organization:

    Human Rights Yerevan Center

    Contact:

    Suren Iskandaryan

    Grant Amount:

    44690 USD

    Purpose:

    For strengthening the civil society human rights monitoring mechanism over pre-trial facilities. The following activities will be carried out: monitoring of human rights and health situation in the institutions through regular (at least twice to each institution) and ad-hoc visits with filled in questionnaires that are to be developed; keeping a log on the number of detainees in each institution in the country (information will be acquired through phone calls that are to be recorded for each facility no less than once every 3 days); awareness raising among detainees on their rights with a special focus on health rights through development and publication of informative and concise booklets or flyers; immediate reaction to cases of violations; preparation of annual, current and ad-hoc reports and presentation of the reports through roundtable discussions and press conferences; regular update of the www.policemonitoring.org website. The Group will focus on advocating for opening up police facilities for civic oversight and towards this aim will also collaborate with the Public Monitoring Group over Penitentiary. In order to attract new members to the Group, a call for applications will be circulated quarterly in the media. The Group will collaborate with medical experts, sociologists and psychologists to increase effectiveness of human rights data gathering and monitoring. The Group will also work on collaborating with media in order to increase visibility of Group’s work





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-30

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17656

    Organization:

    Achilles, NGO

    Contact:

    Eduard Hovhannisyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the legal capacity of the organization. The strengthened legal capacity of the organization is needed for provision of legal awareness and protection of rights of drivers, which will be done through several activities, particularly, free legal consultancy on drivers' rights both by hotline, and web-site; the legislation and other appropriate documents on drivers’ rights will be put on the website; the legal unit will also work on law drafts and will produce the legislative initiative to appropriate government bodies. As alternative experts' opinion, the program on reconstruct accidents PC-Crash will be used. Within the project strategic litigation cases shall be chosen and represented to OSF for approval





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-02-24

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17092

    Organization:

    Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office

    Contact:

    Arthur Sakunts

    Grant Amount:

    65000 USD

    Purpose:

    For support to the Public Monitoring Board over Penitentiary to monitor human rights and health situation in criminal-executive institutions through planned and ac hoc visits; for preparation and publication of an annual, ad-hoc and current reports on the human rights and health situation in the institutions, translation and presentation of the reports to the public and relevant stakeholders. In implementing the project, the Board will collaborate with a medical organization to conduct research to collect data on quality of health care service in prisons and study the situation with human rights in prisons in light of health. An action plan to harmonize laws and practice related to health services (internal complaint mechanism, conditional early release and force and special means of application) with OPCAT will be developed. In 2011 the Board’s activities will be focused on the problems related to health, conditional early release, force and special means of application, detainees’ internal complaints procedures. Ad hoc visits will be the significant part of the project, which relates to increase of complaints because of overcrowding in prison settings. In 2011 increasing transparency of the Board activities and raising accessibility of the Board services by beneficiaries, detainees, family members, etc. will be prioritized





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-06-09

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17303

    Organization:

    Legelata, LLC

    Contact:

    Gor Margaryan

    Grant Amount:

    1950 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the strategic case on labour rights, particularly concerning an employee of Armentel CJSC, who was fired according to the medical diagnostic decision, which violates the bases of human rights and could become an undesirable precedent in legal practice





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-09-01

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    17401

    Organization:

    Information Systems Development and Training Center

    Contact:

    Grisha Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    19915 USD

    Purpose:

    For development of the main principles, directions, measures and activities supporting local government’s operations efficiency increase, in a transparent and accountable way, as well as improve the activeness of the citizens in community management





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-09-01

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    17394

    Organization:

    Journalists for the Future, NGO

    Contact:

    Suren Deheryan

    Grant Amount:

    19975 USD

    Purpose:

    For development of the policy document on concepts on increase of the internal traffic in Armenian Internet segment; organization of the presentation of the policy document for policy decision makers and media; develop and run a campaign for reduction of the outgoing internet traffic from Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-30

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    17655

    Organization:

    Media Diversity Institute

    Contact:

    Artur Papyan

    Grant Amount:

    15270 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: a) to localize and launch the Ushahidi portal; b) to organize capacity building (TOT) sessions for political parties, NGOs, media and activists on the use of the Ushahidi platform, with aim that the training participants will share the knowledge with their networks; c) to form a list of reliable sources (people who were involved in election monitoring and are known as objective information sources); d) to promote the Ushahidi portal using social networks and online media to ensure participation of civil society members; e) to organize moderation and administration of the portal operations; f) to sum up and present the report on the project implementation in local media; g) to make the website source code available online for replication in other projects





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-03-18

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    17106

    Organization:

    State Engineering University of Armenia, Department of Electrical Engineering

    Contact:

    Marinka Baghdasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    14960 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to revise the bachelor program for the Electrical Engineering Department. The project will enable the revision and approval of the program profiles, specifications, course outlines, learning outcomes, embedded quality control mechanisms, and student assessment approaches





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-04-14

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    17109

    Organization:

    Yerevan Computer Research and Development Institute

    Contact:

    Arman Kuchukyan

    Grant Amount:

    20345 USD

    Purpose:

    For: organizing training for 16 AREV system instructors from all 16 points of installation; to install AREV system in 12 new locations (schools and libraries) and upgrade 4 previously installed to the newer version of the system; to organize trainings for 140 blind people on system use in all 16 locations; to organize a round table discussion and presentation of the achievements of the project with involvement of the ministries representatives and interested organizations





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-07-01

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    17421

    Organization:

    Information Systems Development and Training Center

    Contact:

    Grisha Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    9000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop a special subsystem for Community Management Information System (CMIS) to manage the community problems reported through FixMyStreet system and create a dynamic link between the system and FixMyStreet platform ensuring reliable exchange of information between two systems, testing of the system operations, and three months bug fix and problem solving during the operations





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-03-17

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    17105

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University, Department of Physics

    Contact:

    Atom Muradyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following puprposes: to set up a master program for the Physics of Quantum Technologies at the department of Physics at Yerevan State University. The program envisions the development of a competency-based study program for the above specialization with the set of specifications that include program profile, course syllabi, curricula, outcome-driven teaching and assessment approaches, as well as inbuilt quality control mechanisms. The program will start off September 2012 at YSU





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-30

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    17508

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University, IT Educational and Research Center

    Contact:

    Samvel Shoukourian

    Grant Amount:

    57600 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to build a comprehensive course design and a toolset that will guide and support users (university faculty, students, other academic community) in revising and making their course content online and available for open use and reuse. Three Armenian universities will be involved in the project with overall four courses to be upgraded. The initiative will commence with a pilot course of Ecology for Yerevan State University, followed by three more courses in YSU, State Engineering and Russian-Armenian Universities respectively





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-01-27

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17126

    Organization:

    Association of Women with University Education

    Contact:

    Jemma Hasratyan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support 130 socially vulnerable families with newborn babies in provinces via providing support packages that include first necessary emergency kits for infants up to one year. Within this project the social advertisement about this initiative will be prepared and broadcast by the national TVs, as well as public discussions will be organized for lobbing the government to concentrate efforts on the problems of mothers and families to increase the birthrate in the country. In-kind contribution of the Organization is $1,200 and Hayastan All Armenian Fund contribution to the project is $21,000





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-08-19

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17439

    Organization:

    Armenian Center for Education and Health

    Contact:

    Armen Bejanyan

    Grant Amount:

    20000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue daily provision of supported accommodation for three people with mental disabilities in a house nearby Ashtarak. The work of the Day Center in Yerevan for day care services will also be continued providing psychological rehabilitation services to about 80 registered beneficiaries with mental disabilities attending the Center. In-kind contribution of the Organization is $6,000





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-08-19

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17404

    Organization:

    Armenian Center for Education and Health

    Contact:

    Armen Bejanyan

    Grant Amount:

    20000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue provision of comprehensive psychological rehabilitation services to 180 juvenile criminals, their family members and aggrieved parties in three Centers (Yerevan, Gyumri, Alaverdi) for one year. Awareness raising and a social behavior prevention events, trainings, discussions will be conducted in schools for 750 children and 240 pedagogues. Round table and similar events will be organized to voice up the idea of “Juvenile Justice”. Thus, overall 1170 people will directly benefit the project. The grant will be used for paying salaries to the specialists of the Centers. Co-funding for the project from Project Harmony International and UNICEF is $21,300 and In-kind of the Organization is $26,000





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-29

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17638

    Organization:

    Hangrvan, NGO

    Contact:

    Stella Sviridenko

    Grant Amount:

    17638

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to set up a Rehabilitation Center for the blind or sight impaired people in the premises of Yerevan Special School N14 and "World without Obstacles" NGO in Abovyan city, where at least 90 hours training course will be organized to help about 500 beneficiaries increase their skills in spatial orientation and self-service, as well as provide psychological consulting and trainings in using computers, handicraft and Braille alphabet. Co-funding of Jinishian Memorial Foundation to this project is $9,960, from other sources - $6,114





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-30

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17642

    Organization:

    Astghatsolk, NGO

    Contact:

    Gayane Galechyan

    Grant Amount:

    14013 USD

    Purpose:

    For funding the work of the Day Care Center in Chambarak for 60-70 disabled and otherwise vulnerable children during 12 months. The children will be provided nourishment, psychological and social assistance, tutoring and vocational classes (handcraft, needlework and woodcarving) and foster care services for parents. In- kind of the Organization is $4,431 and Co-funding to the project is $8,083





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-08-23

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17443

    Organization:

    Center for International Union of Puppeteers - UNIMA Armenia

    Contact:

    Armen Safaryan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For organizing mobile outdoor theatrical performances in nine towns and communities throughout the country mostly in districts where socially disadvantaged and vulnerable families live, as well as in special and secondary schools. Overall thirty four performances will be organized for estimated 2000 children during five months. Co-funding of the project is $2,400 ($1,800 - Zigzag, LLC., $600 - Nushikyan Print) and $6,200 - In-kind contribution to the project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-08-10

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17419

    Organization:

    Community Union of Ijevan Region

    Contact:

    Garnik Ghalumyan

    Grant Amount:

    18400 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to mitigate the farmers' problems via restoring the damaged irrigation system of Gandzaqar village and provide the farmers with an opportunity to farm their household lands. The grant funds will be used for purchasing water pipes. The project is planned for three months during which 1200 meters of damaged section of the irrigation pipe line will be restored as well as 950 meters of inner distribution net pipes will be established enabling about 650 farmer households to irrigate more than 125 hectares of land. In-kind contribution of the Organization is $3,785, WFP contribution to the project is $6,400





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-07-21

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17432

    Organization:

    Full Life, NGO

    Contact:

    Suren Maghakyan

    Grant Amount:

    4998 USD

    Purpose:

    For implementing an inclusive 7 days summer camp during the period of August 20-27, 2011 for 27 children with disabilities and 15 children from socially underprivileged families, residing in Stepanavan, Spitak and surrounding communities. The grant amount will be used for running costs of the camp: food, fuel, remuneration for additional camp staff. In-kind contribution of the Organization to the project is $2,770





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-03-09

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17227

    Organization:

    Jinishian Memorial Foundation

    Contact:

    Armen Hakobyan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For delivering first aid agricultural inputs to 8 agricultural cooperatives in Armavir, Aragatsotn and Vayots Dzor provinces to start agricultural activities from early spring of 2011. For this purpose fast impact grants will be awarded to 8 Cooperatives in terms of the most urgent agricultural inputs (fertilizers, cellophane and seeds). Each member farmer will receive agricultural inputs equivalent to about $136. JMF will invest $27,000





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-20

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17553

    Organization:

    Association of Women with University Education

    Contact:

    Jemma Hasratyan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support 125 socially vulnerable families with newborn babies in Tavush and Shirak provinces via providing support packages that include first necessary emergency kits for infants up to one year age. Within this project social advertisement about this initiative will be prepared and broadcast by the national TVs and printed in press, as well as public discussions will be organized for lobbing the government to concentrate efforts on the problems of mothers and families to increase the birthrate in the country. In-kind contribution of the Organization is $2,000 and Hayastan All Armenian Fund contribution to the project is $20,000





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-15

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17495

    Organization:

    Trtu, NGO

    Contact:

    Temik Khalapyan

    Grant Amount:

    24322 USD

    Purpose:

    For the purpose to continue the implementation of “Pyunik” project during one year. Particularly it is envisaged to restart regular classes in wood-carving and ceramics for incarcerated juveniles in "Abovyan" criminal executive institution. In-kind contribution of the Organization to the project is $5,156





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-11-28

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17450

    Organization:

    Yeraz, Charitable Fund

    Contact:

    Karine Mkhitaryan

    Grant Amount:

    24453 USD

    Purpose:

    For helping the children with diabetes and other endocrinological disturbances from needy families registered in the Endocrinological Clinics of Muratsan Medical Center via provision of test-strip and syringes necessary for taking insulin. The project will help to expand the number of beneficiary children by about 100 and provide support to overall 310 children with diabetes during six months. Co- funding of the Organization is $43,755





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-11-29

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17464

    Organization:

    Noyemberyan Communities Union

    Contact:

    Andranik Veranyan

    Grant Amount:

    13102 USD

    Purpose:

    For the purposes of supporting vulnerable farmers in a refugee populated Haghtanak community of Noyemberyan via setting up a modern innovative irrigation system for young orchards covering 5 hectares area and owned by 17 farmers’ families. The requested amount will be used for purchasing pipes and other materials for the inner irrigation net. The beneficiary farmers should provide written obligation not to sell their lands with orchards during three years after the project end. In-kind contribution of the Organization is $1,807, WFP contribution to the project is $5,088





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-11-25

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17449

    Organization:

    Young Tavoush, NGO

    Contact:

    Armen Shahnazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    13740 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support “Narek” puppet troupe in purchasing of new puppets, costumes and decorations that would provide an opportunity to have new performances. It is also planned to organize 40 free of charge performances for disadvantaged children in 40 communities and towns of Tavush, Lori and Gegharkunik provinces, ensuring employment of the actors and providing the children an opportunity to enjoy bright puppet performances. Co-funding of the Organization is $2,660





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-05-30

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17272

    Organization:

    Modern Humanitarian Academy, Russian-Armenian Center for Remote Technologies "ELENAR"

    Contact:

    Larisa Rshtouni

    Grant Amount:

    6804 USD

    Purpose:

    For paying the tuition fee for two disabled students for studying at MHA via on-line remote educational systems during 3,5 years. The payments will be made by partial disbursements twice a year as per schedule in Appendix B based on successful academic performance and full completion of each semester by the beneficiary students. Co-funding of this project is $4,440





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-11-01

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17470

    Organization:

    Goris Women's Development "Resource Center" Foundation

    Contact:

    Ruzanna Torozyan

    Grant Amount:

    13284 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to increase production capacities of a social enterprise - The Handcraft Club, set up by the Goris Women's Development "Resource Center" Foundation and provide employment to 50 unemployed women-members of the Club from Goris area. The funding will be used for equipping and furnishing the workshop of the Club with tables, chairs, storage facilities, and manufacturing equipment as well as for organization of expos and trainings. In-kind contribution of the Organization to the project $3,900





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-05-30

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17187

    Organization:

    United Nations World Food Programme, Armenia Country Office

    Contact:

    Maria Lukyanova

    Grant Amount:

    100000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to introduce a Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) project within the frames of a nation-wide School Feeding Program to use school feeding as a platform to stimulate local agricultural production and development by linking the project demand with local food production. HGSF will then evolve as part of the transition to government ownership. The grant will be used to pilot local purchases – namely production of 125 tones of biscuit bars with fruit filling to be distributed to about 6500 pupils during September, 2011 – May, 2012. Co-funding to this project is $87,422.50





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-09-23

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17463

    Organization:

    Special School # 14 for Children with Visual Impairments

    Contact:

    Aleksan Aharonyan

    Grant Amount:

    24953 USD

    Purpose:

    For covering the expenses for printing of 165 copies of 33 (5 copies each) new Braille textbooks for six subjects: Mathematics - 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades, Russian - 3rd and 4th grades, English - 4th grade, Chemistry, Biology and Physics - 7th grade. The textbooks will be owned by the Yerevan # 14 Special School for Children with Visual Impairments and distributed to the pupils of the School. School's In-Kind contribution to this project is $2,500





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-08-30

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17366

    Organization:

    Mission Armenia, NGO

    Contact:

    Hripsime Kirakosyan

    Grant Amount:

    437925 USD

    Purpose:

    For providing Nutrition, Health Care and Social services to poor non-institutional single, disabled, bedridden local and refugee persons and unemployed /many children families in the target towns. Particularly it is envisaged: 1) to provide hot, nutritious meal to 2,200 vulnerable persons five days a week through the 23 Mission Armenia’s soup kitchens in 18 cities/towns in 8 provinces ; 2) to provide primary health and social community-based and out-reach services to 5,000 vulnerable persons through the 23 Mission Armenia Day Care Centers in 18 cities/towns in 8 provinces and enforce the sustainable provision of vital services through standard mechanisms. The control over the financial operations and procurements within the project will be carried out on monthly bases by a financial controller, hired by OSF-Armenia, who will work with the staff of Mission Armenia, NGO both in the Central Office in Yerevan and each of its 23 infrastructures/soup kitchens. Co-funding of the project by the government of Armenia and other sources is $745,090





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-08-31

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17002

    Organization:

    Jinishian Memorial Foundation

    Contact:

    Armen Hakobyan

    Grant Amount:

    23400 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following puproses: to provide farmers with subsidized loans with annual 11% instead of 20% flat interest rate. For this purpose the granted amount will cover loan processing costs as a way to make the loan provided by JMF affordable to farmers in 2011-2012. In total 21 FCs with about 780 member farmers from Armavir, Ararat, Aragatsotni, Vayots Dzor, and Lori marzes will benefit from the project. Jinishian Memorial Foundation will invest $383,560





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-05-31

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17310

    Organization:

    Yerevan Special Educational Complex for Children with Hearing Impairments

    Contact:

    Nadezhda Yeghiazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize 15-day summer holidays for seven to thirteen aged 120 children with special educational needs from Yerevan special schools in inclusive environment of "Lusabats" summer rest house in Hankavan; to organize children's leisure time through games and competitions and other activities; to provide professional support to promote social integration of SEN children with peers from regular schools. Funding from other sources for this project is $10,716





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-04-14

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17271

    Organization:

    Musical Ensembles of the Union of Blind People of Armenia, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Simon Hovhannisyan

    Grant Amount:

    19980 USD

    Purpose:

    For paying minimal salaries to the musicians and choir singers during 9 months; concert halls renting for organizing concerts as well as organization of the Union's 35th anniversary concert. In-kind contribution of the Organization to the project is $8,050





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-05-30

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17309

    Organization:

    Prelacy of Diocese of Armavir, Armenian Apostolic Holy Church

    Contact:

    Bishop Sion Adamian

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to fund summer camp activities for parentless children and children from socially vulnerable families from Armavir province. The project particularly envisages organization of summer camp including educational, cultural, sport, and other activities for 113 children aged 9-13 in two relays (15 days each) in "Lusabats" camp of Hankavan. In-Kind contribution of the Organization to this project is $17,050





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-05-30

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17122

    Organization:

    Tufenkian Foundation

    Contact:

    Antranig Kasbarian

    Grant Amount:

    145803 USD

    Purpose:

    For expansion of services provided to socially vulnerable and marginalized families offered by Zangakatun Program of Tufenkian Foundation in three centers of the Program - in Yeravan, Vanadzor and Metsamor. The services include comprehensive social assistance both to children and families via personal rehabilitation and prevention programs, psychological and legal counseling, support for beneficiaries’ rights, support for children’s education and behavior through educational and tutoring services and daily hot meal for children. Co-funding for this project is $145,803





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-05-31

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17335

    Organization:

    Medical Psychological Pedagogical Assessment Center of Yerevan

    Contact:

    Varduhi Katinyan

    Grant Amount:

    24843 USD

    Purpose:

    For organizing a summer camp for children with special educational needs from special schools of Armenia in Stepanavan. Within the framework of the project it is planned to involve 120 children with special educational needs (autistic, mentally retarded and with development problems) in a summer camp activities and assist them in integration process by organizing the rehabilitation camp during July-August, 2011. In-Kind contribution of the Organization to this project is $10,616





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-03-22

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    17208

    Organization:

    Prim, Fund for Community Development

    Contact:

    Voski Shushanyan

    Grant Amount:

    8000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the purpose of reopening and organizing the work of the Public Soup Kitchen and Social Center in Chambarak through provision of one-time daily hot meal and multifaceted social assistance for 60 socially disadvantaged beneficiaries. Co-funding from other sources for this project is $5,300





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-03-22

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    16638

    Organization:

    Hangrvan, NGO

    Contact:

    Stella Sviridenko

    Grant Amount:

    22750 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following puproses: to create a system of help and support for the disabled people especially for the blind and partially sighted people in Georgia and Armenia by cooperating with organizations from Poland and Georgia. The main project objectives are: to promote the rehabilitation and therapy centre for disabled people in Yerevan; to organize visits and meetings in Armenia, Georgia and Poland; to organize rehabilitation workshops ‘white stick’ training for the disabled in Armenia, to create aid and advice points in Armenia; to establish cooperation and integration with centres for disabled people in Poland; to organize meetings and panel discussions for exchange of experiences for persons engaged in the activities for disabled people (coaches, rehabilitation therapists, volunteers, activists). The event in Armenia will take place in April, 2011





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-26

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    17522

    Organization:

    Mandate, NGO

    Contact:

    Lusine Vasilyan

    Grant Amount:

    64000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: analysis of activities of fall 2011 and monitoring of spring 2012 sessions of the National Assembly, analytical assessment of the National Assembly’s work for 2007-2011 in the areas of economic and social development and human rights; for re-design and update of www.parliamentmonitoring.am website. Within the scope of the project the NGO will assess the laws in the above-mentioned three areas and their impact on the sector, legislative work of each faction represented in the National Assembly and their voting history as well as the work of deputies, with a focus on attendance and participation in the works of the National Assembly. Results of the assessment of National Assembly’s work in the period of 2007-2011 will be made publicly available through www.parliamentmonitoring.am website as well as through publication of booklets and presentation of information through broadcast and online media. The www.parliamentmonitoring.am will continue to provide information on voting records of Members of Parliament and will feature expert opinions and assessments of the work of National Assembly; the website will also feature information from “Election Postman” project implemented by Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center – Armenia, Asparez Journalists’ Club and Helsinki Citizens Assembly Vanadzor office





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-01-14

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    17100

    Organization:

    Association of Women with University Education

    Contact:

    Jemma Hasratyan

    Grant Amount:

    44661 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to promote gender equality via active lobbying legislative amendments and consolidation of women's movement in Armenia, awareness raising campaigns on gender equality issues in marzes and Yerevan (forums, debates, seminars), development of women leadership as well as of support to regional Civil initiative centers and monitoring of the state of implementation of Armenia's obligations under CEDAW





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-10-31

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    17456

    Organization:

    Transparency International Anticorruption Center

    Contact:

    Varuzhan Hoktanyan

    Grant Amount:

    50000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the engagement of voters in the agenda-setting and development of political platforms of political parties/alliances during parliamentary elections of 2012 and boosted responsibility of political candidates in respect with issues raised by the constituencies via: a. Utilization of the service of “postmen” via “postal mission” during pre-election period. Questions/concerns collected in various regions of the country will be targeted to potential candidates and political powers for their use/reflection in their platforms; b. Raising publicly selected questions (by various parameters) in TV discussions before representatives of registered political parties with anticipation of concrete answers; c. Development, publication and presentation of a book with compilation and analysis of all concerns raised and analysis of political agendas in respect with them; d. Presentation of the outcomes of the project to the political parties and stakeholders





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-02-25

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    17072

    Organization:

    Victims of State Needs, NGO

    Contact:

    Sedrak Baghdasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    39930 USD

    Purpose:

    For protection and promotion of property rights of people at risk of property alienation via provision of free legal aid, awareness raising and advocacy campaign.The grant objectives include: 1. free legal aid provision to persons with rights violated on strategic cases, 2. raising public attention on various problems via web and print media, 3. development of legislative suggestions and collaboration with state agencies (municipalities, government), 4. monitoring the property alienation processes in various places recognized as state priority needs including historical monuments and rural agricultural areas, 5. Conducting press conferences and publishing articles





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-29

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    17644

    Organization:

    Unison, NGO

    Contact:

    Armen Alaverdyan

    Grant Amount:

    37946 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to challenge the way how the Armenian TV companies portray persons with disabilities and cover disability issues; to raise awareness of young people about disability issues; to challenge the existing stereotypes about women with disabilities; and to enhance the protection of rights of PWD in the regions. For the first time in Armenia, a disability-oriented monitoring of TV and film production will be conducted. In order to challenge the way how the Armenian TV companies portray persons with disabilities and cover disability issues the following activities will be accomplished: training for monitors, monitoring of TV/video production, editing selected videos, presentation of monitoring outcomes, and workshops for film-makers and journalists. Also, NGO’s Facebook page and web campaign on PWD rights, ads and media announcements and various public actions will be arranged. To Challenge the existing stereotypes about women with disabilities are as follows: casting for photo exhibition, preparing the models, photographing, editing photos, printing photos and photo exhibition. In addition to its 2 branches in Meghri and Spitak, Unison, NGO has recently created a nation-wide Network of defenders of Rights of PWD in order to enhance the protection of rights of PWD in the regions. In the framework of this project, the branches and the Network as a whole will hold joint activities in the regions coordinated by Unison, NGO Yerevan office





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-30

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    17665

    Organization:

    Collaboration for Democracy Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Stepan Danielyan

    Grant Amount:

    37410 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to promote legislative reforms with regards to freedom of religion; and take actions against religious hatred propaganda and actions towards shaping of a positive public opinion on religious tolerance. In the framework of this project, the NGO will provide free legal consultation to persons suffered from religious intolerance and an opportunity to take cases to the court. Also, the project envisages protection of religious minorities’ rights via advocacy tools such as publication of letters to government officials, developing complaints to HR protection state agencies and cooperation with Media ethics monitoring body. Permanent media monitoring on the matters of religious intolerance will be conducted. The Project will be accomplished through organizing two public discussions (2 hours) about new legislative initiatives and religious freedom situation. It is expected to have 30-40 participants. The target groups are: religious organizations, local and international organizations, government officials, ministry of education and culture, political parties, National Assembly Parliament Members, journalists, experts and students. It is expected to analyze and discuss legislative initiatives with experts and all interested parties; afterwards to come up with recommendations. The project aims at forming tolerant public attitude via www.religions.am website; social networks; articles and interview publications on www.lragir.am and www.zham.am provided by the NGO; a research and on-line publication of a journal; and disseminating religious freedom related information via mass media. A yearly report on Religious Freedoms consisting of the following sections: legislative developments, cases of violations of rights and media analysis





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-30

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    17572

    Organization:

    Goris Press Club, NGO

    Contact:

    Susanna Shahnazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    23875 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purpose: mobilization and networking of civic activists in Syunik region via collaborative actions and initiatives of a number of (19) NGOs, aiming at identification of human rights violations (especially within UPR), bringing them to public and organizing advocacy. It is particularly envisaged to organize trainings, TV programs, and interactive performances, carry out public awareness initiatives, share information with the counterparts, provide legal aid, etc. The major goal is to establish a coalition of CSOs in Syunik targeting promotion of human rights via creation and application of institutionalized advocacy and monitoring





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-03-31

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    17101

    Organization:

    Utopiana.am, NGO

    Contact:

    Anna Barseghyan

    Grant Amount:

    26410 USD

    Purpose:

    The project aims at developing Utopiana as a cultural space for research, dialogue and creative-production initiatives in various fields of artistic expressions. The project develops through Utopiana’s Research and Artistic Laboratories. The mainstreaming theme of the project in Year 1 will be Archive: the idea of archive, its role in rediscovering history, views from various aspects, development perspectives for contemporary arts and other related fields. Year 2: Labour: artist as a worker; artist’s role in the society; Year 3: Culture and Sustainable Development. The project will also seek to institutionalize its achievements in formal academic education. For that purpose negotiations will be held with the State Academy of Fine Arts, in order to include official master classes of media arts in the curriculum





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-05-27

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    17082

    Organization:

    "Berd IT" Information Technologies Development Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Sargis Matevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    7472 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise awareness of craftsmen and painters in Tavush marz regarding blog creation, management, digitalization, and editing of the exhibited products; to establish and enhance the network between the producers and their potential customers, stimulate innovation and harness their creative skills. During the project a 3-day course on cotemporary photography for three age groups of interested artists will be organized and a blog exhibiting the works of local artists in the region will be created. The participants will be taught how to operate the website, create their personal galleries and portfolios, and facilitate their connection with the artists in the field in Armenia and abroad. In order to better promote their works, meetings and exhibitions will be held for the craftsmen and painters of the region to showcase their works to an expanded audience and potential customers. In the final stage of the project, the participants will be invited to forward their best works for a competition and exhibition where the best products will be selected and awarded by a jury composed of the members of the Union of Artists of Armenia and representatives of Art School of Berd. The project will be concluded with a round table aimed to assess the achievements of the project and further disseminate the project to a wider audience





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2011-12-21

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    17516

    Organization:

    Theatre for Changes, NGO

    Contact:

    Hayk Sekoyan

    Grant Amount:

    14995 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to use child-friendly interactive-theatrical teaching methods in order to support on-going efforts to reduce prejudice against children with special needs, as well as help mentally or physically disabled children to enjoy a full and decent life in conditions which ensure dignity, promote self-reliance, and facilitate the child’s active participation in the community. During the project the grantee will produce a 35 minute interactive-educational theatre performance dedicated to the promotion of the rights of disabled children and arrange 16 presentations of the above-mentioned show in 16 inclusive schools/child centers located in most distant regional communities of Armenia. It is planned to involve experienced child psychologist, professional scriptwriter, theatre director and young actors with special skills and experience to work with children with special needs. Professionals in designing costumes, puppet and scenery painting will be chosen specifically based on their experience in interactive educational theatre