HBCE Grant Program

HBCE welcomes applicants for its Grant Program on sustainable development in culture and education in Ukraine. We are based on the principle that culture and education are fundamental assets of a strong society and essential for change, as well as for the growth of Ukraine’s competitiveness. We support bottom-up initiatives with innovative approaches, cross-sector or international cooperation in art, culture and education.


Grants will be awarded once a year for project proposals from non-governmental organizations inside or outside Ukraine. Funding ranges from 500 EUR to 5,000 EUR and covers 70% of the total project budget.


Applications should be submitted online in English. Applications in Ukrainian will not be considered by HBCE.

Eligibility criteria

  • Projects in culture / art / education
  • Implementation in Ukraine
  • Propose relevant themes / innovative methodologies
  • Focus on community development and action
  • Bottom-up approach


A list of projects that have passed technical selection

“Result announcement”

Final results will be announced till December 27, 2019


Harald Binder
Bozhena Zakaliuzhna
Vasyl Kosiv
Iryna Starovoyt


– Current news from the HBCE
– Information from our partners and winners
– Useful information for the third sector

The transparency statements

Fairness and transparency are highly valued by the HBCE Grant Program. All applicants have an equal right to participate in the competition, assuming the eligibility criteria are met.


Project applications have be submitted by public organizations, charitable foundations and other non-governmental organizations that have a non-profit status. Only one project from the organization is accepted for consideration. Supported projects must be implemented during the specified period in the competition. Applications should be submitted in English. All applicants must add the budget form according to sample which is given. The list of questions in the online form can be previewed in the file below.

Application form questions.pdf
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Consideration of proposals takes place in 2 stages. The first stage – technical selection of applications, verification of compliance with the conditions and criteria of the Grant Program. In the second stage, all applications that have passed the technical selection will be evaluated, and winning projects selected by an expert jury. The jury composition will be announced after the application deadline. The decision of the jury is final and cannot be appealed.


Applicants will be notified personally of the results by e-mail, and winning projects will be published on our website once selected. Only the organizations that passed the technical stage of the application selection receive the letter about the results of the selection.


  • Suggest innovative, inclusive, interactive and participatory practices
  • Foster creative and critical thinking
  • Build on multidisciplinary cooperation
  • Develop international partnerships


  • Publicize project activities in media and social media
  • Mention HBCE as co-financing organization of the project
  • Use the HBCE logo where appropriate (printed items, website, posters, etc.)
  • Implement the project within the timeframe of the grant, and send the report by the specified deadline
  • Allow HBCE to publish photos and short descriptions of the project on its website


After the project is finished a final report should be sent to HBCE within the defined timeframe, no later than a month after the completion of the project. The report is comprised of a descriptive report, a comparative budget, confirmation of expenses according to budget items (bills, tickets ets), samples of printed items, lists of media coverage and advertising, and photos and videos from project events. The reporting details will be sent individually to the beneficiaries of the Grant Program.


The HBCE Grant Program may cover up to 70% of the total budget of the project. Please note that there are some non-eligible costs, including construction, repair and infrastructure works, purchase of equipment, office rent and utilities, debt and debt service charges, and double costs (expenses covered by other sources). Some exceptions may be allowed by individual request.


The total amount granted by HBCE is transferred in two parts.The first transfer will be delivered before the project implementation (80%). The second transfer will be delivered after receiving the final report (20%).


All applicants must submit a completed budget form according to the sample below. You can download the file “Budget form.excel” below and attach it to the application form. An example of a completed budget is also given below.

Example of a budget form.xls
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Budget form.xls
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