Project Office for Non-Government Grant Funding

Project Office For Non-Government Grant Funding was established in January 2020.

The main goal of Project Office is to search for potential donors to provide financial support for social projects of non-governmental organizations and to participate in grant competitions.

One of the priority areas of Project Office’s activities is furthering cooperation with stakeholders to consolidate efforts and resources to attract them to development of the civil sector. Within the scope of work in this area, work is carried out to promote interaction with grant-making and donor organizations in organizing dialogue platforms between state-business-non-governmental organizations, popularizing philanthropy and developing socially oriented activities among representatives of the business sector.

Activities of Project Office:
1. popularization of donor activities in Kazakhstan;
2. attracting donor funds for implementation of civil initiatives;
3. participation in grant competitions of grant-making organizations;
4. introduction of the world best practices to the field of grant funding;
5. raising funds to increase the potential of Kazakhstani NGOs;
6. monitoring and support of implementation of grant projects;
7. support of projects of NGOs within the framework of participation in grant competitions.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (hereinafter “UNESCO”) announces a competition for the position of a member of the global network of coordinators to support the implementation of the capacity-building program of the 2003 Convention on the Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.   The program is demand driven and has provided individual capacity development support to more than 130 countries through a combination of training, advisory services, stakeholder consultations and pilot activities.   Aim of the competition: to expand the Global Network of Facilitators of the Convention on the Protection of the Intangible Cultural...
12.08.2022
The Сertificate Training “Climate Change and Conflicts” from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek will provide participants with a comprehensive insight of the impact of climate change on the Central Asian region with a special focus on its impact on (social) conflict lines.   The training will combine academic contributions with classes in the field of conflict studies, providing participants with the opportunity to identify and analyze potential conflicts arising from the effects of climate change in the context of their country and the region as a whole.   Cost: Free of charge – the organizers of the training will cover the costs of transportation, accommodation and...
05.08.2022
The Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation has started accepting applications for the republican grant competition for talented youth for the implementation of creative projects “JASSTAR GRANTS PROGRAM”.   10 winners of the competition will receive grants of 2 million tenge for the implementation of projects.   Aims of the competition: support of young cultural and art figures, as well as projects and works of artists, creators, creative associations and organizations engaged in activities in the field of culture and art, design, fashion and creative entrepreneurship; revitalizing the cultural information field and increasing cultural diversity.   Eligibility: Have the...
25.07.2022
The scholarship program is designed for leading representatives of civil society and researchers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia to conduct intensive research, write articles and build networking in Prague, Czech Republic.   The scholarship funds the following projects of participants: Research of problems, opportunities and trends affecting civil society and human rights; Writing a book or textbook, a policy or analytical document that will benefit people and/or the civil sector; Concept development and initiation of a new project.   The three-month program will cover transportation and basic living expenses, as well as assist in obtaining a visa for selected...
18.07.2022
Applications are now open for the Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative to stimulate the leadership of young people in environmental Civil Society Organizations   The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative creates opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to expand their knowledge, experience, and training. The Initiative provides an accessible and tailored small grant between 2 500 and 7 000 euro for the education and training of individuals who their organization nominates as potential future leaders.   The grant can be applied for a wide range of activities, including advancing either their knowledge and skills through studies, courses, and...
15.06.2022
  The thematic program on human rights and democracy is based on the key features of the European Document on Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), which aims to promote and protect human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law. Thus, all proposals within the framework of this competition should be aimed at (1) improving the regulatory environment that guarantees fundamental freedoms; (2) increasing the potential of independent media and civil society organizations, promoting the values of professional journalism and critical thinking.   Aims of the competition: Strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and independent media to exercise fundamental...
02.06.2022
A competition has been announced to provide a grant for the implementation of a professional development program for English teachers with a total cost of $150 000   The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Nur-Sultan, in partnership with the American non-profit organization FHI360, announces the start of accepting applications for an open competition for the implementation of a program to improve the skills of secondary school English teachers. The selected organization will conclude a sub-grant agreement with FHI360 and will carry out training activities for trainers, based on the experience of the Pedagogical University Development Project (PUDP) U.S. Embassies for...
25.05.2022
  The Public Affairs Sections of the US Embassy in Nur-Sultan and the US Consulate General in Almaty of the US Department of State have announced the call for applications for an annual grant in the Public Diplomacy Grants Program framework.   The purpose of the program: Support programs directed to develop cultural, educational, and professional ties between the United States and Kazakhstan.   Submitted projects must comply with the following priority directions: Support of Public Resilience to Disinformation Support for democratic institutions and human rights Support inclusive, diversified economic growth based on an equitable, climate-smart and sustainable energy...
03.05.2022
The Embassy of the United States in Kazakhstan  has issued a call for grant applications to implement projects that will bolster Kazakhstan’s media market. Projects are directed to improve professional journalism standards, implement innovative approaches in gathering and sharing accurate news, and support the development of peer-to-peer interactions.   The purpose of the program: Promote journalistic professionalism and diminishing the negative impact of disinformation in Kazakhstani media.   The projects provided should correspond to the following priority themes:: Theme 1: Countering fake news and disinformation. Theme 2: Promoting professional journalism standards,...
Kazakhstani public activists have the opportunity to receive support within the framework of the Japanese Government program «KUSANONE (Grass Roots)» «KUSANONE (Grass Roots)» is a program of the Government of Japan for gratuitous assistance to small-scale social projects to ensure human security. The main goal of the program is to assist the common strata of the population, promote sustainable personal independence and social development of local residents by ensuring their safety and increasing their potential. The purpose of the call: provision of gratuitous assistance to small-scale social projects to ensure human security, promotion of sustainable personal independence and social...
24.03.2022