Project report: Girls in Tech, Armenia

Uniting girls through the digital world Grantee: Girls in Tech, ArmeniaProject: “I know you’’ programme providing digital skills and support for young women IDPs from Nagorno Karabakh to promote social inclusion in Armenia Girls in Tech Armenia was glad to have the unique opportunity to launch the “I know you’’ project supported by the BEARR …

Project report: Vlada Brusilovska Charitable Foundation

Innovative designs for children with neurological disorders  Grantee: Vlada Brusilovska Charitable Foundation, Ukraine Project: To improve the design of hospital play areas for children with neurological disorders  Medical institutions frighten patients and create an atmosphere of stigma around them. Often, children with neurological conditions and their families find themselves cut off from the outside world and …

Report: BEARR’s 2022 Small Grants Scheme webinar

With the deadline for this year’s Small Grant Scheme approaching, BEARR held a webinar for prospective applicants on how to write a strong application. Over 100 CSO representatives from across the region where BEARR works joined. BEARR trustee Ross Gill spoke about the application process and shared his top tips as an assessor, before handing …

Project report: PO MIR, Office for Initiative Development, Tajikistan

In this era of the Covid-19 pandemic, vulnerable families need our shared support Grantee: PO MIR, Office for Initiative Development, Khujand, TajikistanProject: Reintegration of vulnerable groups affected by COVID-19 through their involvement in socially significant initiatives. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of us and having an impact on our communications, our work, and …

Project report: YCF Next, Ukraine

“Hospital is not a prison” Grantee: YCF NEXT, Odesa, Ukraine Project: Using hospital facilities to assist children with mental disorders, especially eating disorders  The project was based at the Odesa Regional Children’s Psychiatric Hospital. The direct beneficiaries were children and adolescents aged 6-18 years who were patients in the hospital. Their parents, initially subsidiary beneficiaries, in …

Project report: Association of wives and mothers of soldiers participating in the war in Eastern Ukraine

Women united by war Grantee: Association of wives and mothers of soldiers participating in the war in Eastern Ukraine Project: “United we are Stronger!” supporting groups of vulnerable elderly women in remote areas of the Donetsk region  The Women of the Donetsk region are among those most affected by the war. Many of them have lost …

BEARR Newsletter, August 2021

27 August 2021 Dear friends and colleagues,  We hope you’re having a lovely summer. In this issue, as part of our ongoing celebration of BEARR’s 30th anniversary, we bring you the first of three articles exploring BEARR’s history, this time looking at its first ten years 1991-2001. Our Chairman, Nicola Ramsden, also provides an overview of how the organisation’s …

Young people leaving care in Russia

Charlie Walker, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southampton and BEARR Trustee  June 2021 Young people leaving care are amongst the most vulnerable members of any society. Compared with the wider youth population, they are at significantly greater risk of educational failure, unemployment, homelessness, poor mental and physical health, and involvement in prostitution …

October 2020 Newsletter

This edition includes updates about BEARR’s three forthcoming webinars, as well as the results of our survey on the impact of Covid-19 on civil society organisations; project reports from several of our Small Grants Scheme recipients; an in-depth piece about the issue of statelessness in Ukraine, and news from throughout the EECA region.  BEARR Events …