1) Who selects projects?
Selection process shall be held in 3 phases. Phase 1 – technical selection on general compliance with the requirements given (with an opportunity to make amendments), Phase 2 – The Evaluation Committee meeting (projects evaluation), Phase 3 – projects selection by computer randomization.
2) Who are the members of Selection Committee?
The Committee includes representatives of international organizations, members of the Parliament of the RK, representatives of central state institutions, public figures, scientists, representatives of HEIs, national companies, NGOs and the most competent experts of the Youth policy.
3) What are the requirements for the best projects selection?
Projects must bear social significance. This means, that project should focus on bringing positive changes and should benefit the local community. The project should not be commercial or aim at gaining profit. Such projects shall be rejected by the Coordinating Agency. The project should tackle the topical issues of the region. In addition, the project should be feasible, meaning, you should see clearly the ways of its realization. Projects, aimed at supporting the vulnerable groups of population such as limited mobility groups, oralmans, unemployed people, orphans etc., shall be prioritized. We also suggest that you engage the vulnerable young people, who are neither in education, nor are they employed, or work but in poverty.
4) When and how shall I be informed of the results of selection process?
After you submit the application, it will be given a unique registration number, using which you will be able to track your application online any time. In addition, notification on the application status change will be sent to the mobile phone number, indicated at registration.
5) What does ‘randomization’ mean?
It is a method of computer based selection, broadly used and practiced internationally.
6) Why do you use randomization?
Randomization in our project is used as a means of allocating limited resources, i.e. in 2019 we can finance up to 1100 projects. Applications that have been selected by Selection Committee will outnumber 1000. Randomization will provide an equal opportunity for all projects that have been selected by the Selection Committee to be equally among the projects that will receive funding. In addition, randomization excludes the influence of the human factor, because randomization will be done through a computer program.
7) What does ‘technical selection’ mean?
Technical selection shall be carried out by specialists of Coordinating Agency in order to define if the presented documents fully meet the given requirements of the grant program.
During the technical selection process the CA specialists shall refer to the following criteria:
- Application form filled in a due way;
- Availability of a team for project implementation;
- Social nature of the project.
8) May I apply for the project again next year, regardless of the fact whether I succeeded or failed in the project previously?
No, unfortunately the project covers each region once only.
9) Are particular projects subject to prioritization by the Committee? If yes, based on what criteria?
- Social significance of the project (topicality, grounds for the project and its feasibility, significance of the social problem being addressed by the project, its benefit to local community and its members).
- Attainability of project results (accessibility, specificity and feasibility of the project results, engagement of the targeted group of project).
- Explicit and efficient project implementation plan (rational and consistent project activities plan, compliance between the planned project activities and its objectives and tasks).
- Rational and efficient budget, corresponding to project objectives (relevance of the planned budget items under the project activities)
- Project sustainability (perspectives for further development of social project and continuation of project implementation after completion of funding)