Open Call for Collaboration Grants Programme


Relevent Country: Germany

“Culture Helps” is a project co-funded by the European Union under a dedicated call for proposals to support Ukrainian displaced people and the Ukrainian Cultural and Creative Sectors, which is a cooperation between Insha Osvita (UA) and zusa (DE).

The Collaboration grants programme offers support for cultural organisations that emphasises work with people, who have been forced to move to safer regions of Ukraine or Creative Europe countries (all EU Member States as well as certain non-EU countries) because of russia’s war against Ukraine.

The project idea must be focused on displaced people or refugees, facilitate their integration into new contexts through culture to promote dialogue and mutual understanding, and offer activities that respond to processing war trauma and support their mental health. Additional efforts should be put into involving families and children in the project activities. The proposed activities can have the form of workshops, co-creation processes, educational projects, art therapy or similar.

The next and final call will be launched in February 2024. Each call will support around 10 collaboration projects.

Funding Information

The maximum amount of the grant is EUR 25.000 for collaboration between 2 organisations, maximum EUR 40.000 for collaboration between 3 organisations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should be based in Ukraine or another Creative Europe country (all EU Member States as well as certain non-EU countries) and correspond to one of the following categories:
  • non-profit organisations,
  • public or private bodies, provided that
  • they can prove the organisation’s non-commercial status
  • the project proposal will not generate any profit
  • At least one of the applicants must actively work on the integration of displaced people or refugees from Ukraine into new realities and communities through culture, in particular families and children.
  • Applicants should not receive funding from any other Creative Europe scheme for the project(s) they apply with.
  • It is possible to team up for 2 or 3 partner organisations to prepare the collaboration. For the 2nd and 3rd round applications, each collaboration needs at least one partner from Ukraine and one partner from another Creative Europe country.
  • Organisations looking for partners to apply for the collaboration grant have the opportunity to participate in online moderated community calls that will serve as a helpdesk, providing assistance with grant applications and facilitating matchmaking between organisations.