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Tsalka Local Action group, together with  CENN, the Georgian Farmers Association (GFA) and the Institute for Rural Development Research (Ifls), has announces the 3rd stage of its first grants competition under the EU-supported ENPARD project, ‘EMBRACE Tsalka’.

On the 3rd stage of the grant competition, applicants must submit the all necessary forms for the full project application.

The grants competition aims at promoting economic diversification in the municipality and improving the well-being and socio-economic status of local communities by implementing projects relevant to the Tsalka Local Development Strategy (LDS) priorities.

Both commercial (non-agricultural and agricultural) as well as social and educational initiatives will be supported within the competition.

The following entities are eligible to participate in the grants competition: Adult citizens of Georgia and / or foreign countries; Legal entities registered in Georgia; Registered agricultural cooperatives; Non-profit (non-profit) legal entities (NGOs, associations, etc.); Legal Entities of Public Law of Tsalka Municipality Self-Government; Cultural-educational organizations and initiative groups in Tsalka Municipality.

The grants competition consists of the following steps:

I step – Submission of project ideas

II step – Project proposal writing training

III step Submission of project proposals/monitoring

IV step – Interview

V step – Approval of the project and contracting

During the third stage of the competition, selected applicants should submit a full project application forma. The application deadline is: June 15, 2020 at 18:00.

All documents to complete the application are available on the following website:

The full project applications should be submitted to the following e-mail address:  or to the following address at the Tsalka LAG office: Kldekari st. N5, Tsalka

In case of online submission of full project applications: Please, indicate the following in the subject line of the e-mail: “Grant competition 2020 – III stage. In case of submitting the application to the Tsalka LAG office, the envelope must be sealed and the name and surname of the applicant must be written on it.

Applications can only be submitted in Georgian.

Delayed and / or manually filled-out application forms will not be accepted.

The grants competition will only finance projects that respond to the objectives and directions of the Tsalka Municipality Development Strategy.

For detailed information on the Grants Competition Terms, please visit:

Or contact us at the following numbers: +995 551 09 57 71 / +995 599 36 85 65 / +995 595 11 97 03.

The project ‘Local LEADERs Embrace Sustainable Development in Multi-Ethnic Tsalka Municipality (EMBRACE Tsalka)” aims to reduce rural poverty and improve living conditions in Tsalka municipality, addressing economic, social, and environmental concerns by improving agricultural competitiveness, promoting sustainable management of natural resources, and building climate-resilient rural economies and communities. In addition, through the LEADER approach, the project will strengthen family farms, entrepreneurs, women, youth and other local groups by providing access to knowledge, innovations and new technologies, by supporting business development and creating jobs.

The project “EMBRACE Tsalka” is implemented under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) by EU’s partner organization CENN, in partnership with the Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA) and German partner organization – Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS).

The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural populations that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: