IOM opens enrollment for a new livelihoods project, funded by Germany

23 October 2017

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the financial support of the Government of Federal Republic of Germany acting through KfW Development Bank, opens enrollment for a new project improving self-reliance and livelihoods opportunities for displaced and conflict-affected population, as well as fostering social-economic stability and well-being in hosting communities in Ukraine. The project will provide displaced groups and host community members with opportunities to initiate new or expand existing livelihoods activities by supporting them with grants for self-employment startups and microbusiness initiatives.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

  • Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Donetsk, Luhansk oblasts, and Crimea, residing in all oblasts of Ukraine
  • Local residents from IDP-host communities all over Ukraine (government-controlled territory)
  • Aged 18-60

PLANNED ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE PROJECT

STEP І. TWO-DAY TRAINING

 

Self-employment

Micro-enterprise

Training programme:

  • Market analysis, marketing, promotion of goods and services
  • Establishing entrepreneurship: resources, motivation, ideas
  • Legal aspects of entrepreneurship
  • Financial planning
  • Basics of accounting and tax reporting
  • How to develop a business plan

Training programme:

  • Market analysis, marketing, promotion of goods and services
  • Legal aspects of entrepreneurship
  • Financial planning
  • Basics of accounting and tax reporting
  • How to develop a business plan

 

Requirements for participants:

Already started or wants to start his/her business. Preference will be given to candidates without permanent employment.

Requirements for participants:

Has prior entrepreneurial experience, an active business, certificate of a PE or an LLC (solely owned by the applicant) with registration date by 31 December 2016. Grant is provided for the expansion of existing business

The group is composed of 25 participants (at least 50% of participants are IDPs)

The group is composed of 25 participants (at least 50% of participants are IDPs)

 

 

STEP ІІ.  INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS

An expert will provide each project participant guidance on developing their business plan.

STEP ІІІ. DEFENSE OF BUSINESS PLANS

Participants will present and defend their business plan to the IOM committee. The decision regarding grant allocation will be made upon the results of the defense session.

STEP ІV. PROVISION OF GRANT*

Participants who have successfully defended their business plans will receive an in-kind grant to start or expand their businesses.

 

 

Group

«SELF-EMPLOYMENT»

Group

«MICRO-ENTERPRISE»

Grant: Equipment valued up to 650

Grant: Equipment valued up to €2,500

Purpose:

Equipment, tools, furniture, etc.

Up to 10% of the grant  amount can be used for the purchase of consumables

Purpose:

Equipment, tools, furniture, etc.

Up to 10% of the grant  amount can be used for the purchase of consumables

 

 

* Please note that at a later stage an additional type of grant will be made available.

 

Grant does not cover:

  • Rent of premises or equipment;
  • Procurement of used equipment or means of transportation;
  • Services (legal, advertisement, website creation, etc.);
  • Procurement of animals or seedlings.

HOW TO APPLY

Fill in the application form by following the link: https://ee.humanitarianresponse.info/x/#YpSj

The application period will be open until 15 December 2017. Please note that the selection is made on a competitive basis – submitting an application does not guarantee that you will chosen for the training. Only selected candidates will be contacted by IOM or representatives of an implementing partner of IOM for an interview. The selected candidates will be informed of the exact time and location of the training.

 

For any queries please contact the IOM hotline: 0-800-215-025.

 

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