Civil Society Sustainability Initiative

Project "Georgian Civil Society Sustainability Initiative" strives to meet four objectives:

  • To increase fi nancial sustainability of CSOs through diversifi ed income like state funding, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), voluntarism, and benefi cial taxation;
  • To enhance the capacity, accountability and credibility of CSOs for eff ectively advocating interests and political, economic, social and cultural rights of their constituencies;
  • To strengthen regional civic participation through better cooperation of CSOs with local media, businesses, and authorities and
  • To support joint approaches of CSOs in policy dialogue towards sustainable development on local and national level, and towards promoting reforms in the context of the EU association process.

Until end of 2020 and with a total budget of 5.07 Million EUR (the EU contribution amounting 3.8 Million EUR) it is planned to carry out over 110 activities in support of CSOs and initiatives, to award 79 sub-grants worth of 715 thousand EUR and engage more than 2500 civil society representatives in all regions of Georgia.

The project is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

The project is implemented by the Consortium led by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and composed of four Georgian non-governmental organisations: Civil Society Institute (CSI), Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC), Education Development and Employment Center (EDEC).

Regional Coordination Centers:

Regional HUB in Imereti
Local democracy Agency Georgia
Regional HUB in Kvemo Kartli
Civic Integration Foundation

Regional HUB in Adjara
Young Scientists Union "Intellect"
Regional HUB in Shida Kartli
Gori Information Center

Regional HUB in Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti
Fund "Abkhazintercont"
Regional HUB in Kakheti 
Media Center Kakheti

Regional HUB in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
Association “Atinati''
Regional HUB in Mtskheta-Mtianeti
For Better Future

Regional HUB in Guria
Innovation and Civil Development Center - Progress House
Regional HUB in Samtskhe-Javakheti
Union of Democrat Meskhs