Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, veterans’ spaces and initiatives have been working at full capacity to support the veterans who returned to defend the country in February 2022. At the community level, veterans’ organizations have become centers of gravity: they support people affected by the war and veterans returning home. They promote systemic solutions for rehabilitation and reintegration and deal with commemoration and family support issues.
After two years of full-scale hostilities, veterans’ organizations need to continue to be in service, maintain their pace of work and motivation, actively prepare for new challenges and an increase in the number of female and male veterans, and develop their professionalism and capacity.
To support and strengthen their work, the International Renaissance Foundation announces the third wave of the “Hold the Line” call for proposals as part of the joint initiative with the EU “European Renaissance of Ukraine”.
The call aims to help veterans’ organizations strengthen and maintain their institutional sustainability and organizational resilience, develop expertise and professionalism, improve support effectiveness for female and male veterans, and promote social cohesion, reintegration, and self-organization.
The amount of the grant can range from UAH 600,000 to UAH 1,200,000.
The project implementation period is six months at maximum.
The deadline for project implementation is October 31, 2024.
Deadline for submitting project proposals: March 11, 2024, 18.00
Charitable organizations and non-profit organizations are invited to participate in the competition, which
- can confirm their experience in supporting military personnel, veterans, and families of prisoners of war, the dead, and missing persons by 2023;
- can confirm the experience of receiving and using charitable contributions through the organization’s accounts, with public financial and substantive reporting;
- have experience supporting, cooperating, or interacting with local governments and/or state institutions and/or military-civilian administrations (memoranda, letters of support, examples of joint activities).
Submitted project proposals should include activities of the organization in one or more of the thematic priorities of this competition:
- Rehabilitation, physical and mental, of servicemen and women, effective organization of rehabilitation processes in communities;
- Legal, social, psychological, and information services for servicemen and women veterans and their families;
- Facilitating reintegration and preparing communities for the return of female and male veterans;
- Caring for the families of servicemen and women, “those who are waiting”, prisoners of war, the dead and missing;
- Formation of professional and effective veterans’ centers in communities aimed at providing quality services and promoting effective solutions for the veteran community.
You can read the requirements and conditions of the competition and download the application documents by going to the competition announcement page:
The call for proposals is held within the framework of the joint initiative of the International Renaissance Foundation and the European Union, “European Renaissance of Ukraine: Civil Society Initiative for Resilience and Recovery.”