Deadline: Friday 10th June, 2022 at 23.59 CET
ICM/DIRECT RELIEF UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN FUND APPLICATION 2022 – EUROPE
New grant funding from Direct Relief to enable Member Midwives’ Associations (MAs) to address needs of migrant Ukrainian women and families.
Through new grant funding from Direct Relief (DR), ICM aims to better support its Member Midwives’ Associations (MAs), by directly funding their tailored and grassroots responses to humanitarian emergencies. The war in Ukraine and resulting refugee crises marks the first time ICM is seeking applications from its MAs to access this funding and the beginning of a long-term partnership between ICM and DR that will bolster the support MAs are able to provide during humanitarian emergencies.
ICM is currently accepting applications for the ICM/Direct Relief Ukraine Humanitarian Fund. This fund aims to provide direct financial assistance to ICM Member Associations in Europe, particularly in Ukraine’s neighbouring countries, who are supporting the refugee and humanitarian response and supporting and complementing existing state initiatives.
The war in Ukraine significantly impacted women and children in the region, as over 90% of the six million+ Ukranian refugees fall into these most vulnerable categories. Among the women in this group, we estimate that approximately 9% are pregnant. Midwives and their associations are at the frontlines of the crisis in Ukraine, providing assistance, health care and other social services needed by refugees. Migrant and refugee women are at an increased risk of sexual violence, unwanted pregnancies and exposure to sexually transmitted diseases. Additional risks include malnutrition, poor sanitation, and lack of maternity care, including psychological care in pregnancy, labour and postpartum. ICM recognises the courage of our Member Associations and midwives all over Europe, who—under the most difficult of circumstances—continue to provide care for women and their new-borns.
ICM/Direct Relief Ukraine Humanitarian Fund offers direct financial assistance to any ICM Member Associations in Europe, and particularly in Ukraine’s neighbouring countries, who are involved in a humanitarian response and are providing direct support to Ukrainian refugees or involved in state initiatives or other efforts in their country.
Eligibility criteria – ICM/DIRECT RELIEF UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN FUND APPLICATION 2022
– Your midwives’ association is a member of ICM
– Your midwives’ association can apply for grants and receive funds
– Your midwives’ association can show evidence of:
A) Involvement in providing assistance, health care and other social services needed by the migrants and refugee women as a result of war in Ukrain and/or
B) Running/supporting projects that focus on humanitarian response in the context of Ukraine and/or
C) Lobbying or liaising with local government to ensure migrants have access to midwifery care and/or
D) Other activities that aim to support the migrants and refugee women in or fleeing from Ukraine
How can ICM Member Associations use the funds?
Funds can be used for:
- Buying supplies and services for Ukrainian refugees
- Administrative costs incurred by your Association as a result of supporting refugees, such as salaries, stationery costs, office costs etc
- Indirect costs – maximum 10%.
How to apply:
Step 1: If you are interested in applying to the ICM/Direct Relief Ukraine Humanitarian Fund, please send a simple expression of interest by email telling us about how you would use the funding to ICM, estimated cost of the project, along with a copy of your latest audited accounts by Friday 10th of June 2022 at 23.59 CET at [email protected]. The expression of interest can be submitted in English, French or Spanish.
Step 2: If your Association completed an expression of interest and your activities/projects are suitable for our fund, we will ask you to send a full application that should be comprised of:
– A 2-page proposal outlining the project/activities’ objectives and description
– A detailed budget outlining the project/activities’ related expenditures.
– Additional documents such as information about your governance structure, list of your Board Members, organisational structure (Organogram) and list of paid staff etc, copy of your latest bank statement etc.