Call for proposals for News Agencies


Call for proposals for News Agencies

Media Support Program is announcing competition for News Agencies.  Budget of the submitted project should not exceed 25 000 USD. Deadline for submission of applications is March 19, 2010.

Competition Goal:

Goal of the Competition is to improve the quality of news production and distribution in Georgia.


News Agencies registered and operating in Georgia producing and distributing news on political, economic, social or other issues on a daily basis are eligible to apply.

Open Society - Georgia Foundation will fund two best projects presenting clear vision and a plan to enhance content, service and financial stability. The project should state how the agency is planning to improve the quality of news and its distribution, to increase the number of subscribers, to develop multimedia informational web portal, to use modern web technologies, etc.

Competition Terms:

  • During the course of competition applicants should submit three copies of the projects responding to competition terms.
  • Applicants are required to use official OSGF Grant Application Form (please, refer to to submit their projects.
  • Project duration should not exceed 12 months. The budget of the project should not exceed 25 000 USD.
  • Applicants are required to submit the list of main clients/subscribers.
  • Applicants are required to submit copy of documents showing the organizations' financial capability: its overall annual turnover over the past three financial years, as well as the balance sheets and trading accounts covering this period. OSGF is authorized to request additional information regarding financial documents. 
  • Applications should be submitted to Open Society Georgia Foundation office from 10:00 till 18: 00.

Deadline for project submission is March 19, 2010 12:00.


During the competition period the consultations for applicants will be provided on Thursdays, at 14:00 at the Open Society - Georgia Foundation office.

Address: 10 T. Chovelidze Str. (former Belinski Str.), Tbilisi, Georgia 0108.

Telephone numbers: 25 04 63, 25 05 92, fax: 29 10 52.

Contact person: Irakli Tsertsvadze, Media Support Program Coordinator, e-mail address:;  Tel.: 250463 #216, and Mako Ghoghoberidze, Media Support Program Coordinator, e-mail address: Tel.: 250463 #215




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