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Grant Policy

Projects of a Civic or Humanitarian Nature

  |  Grant Policy

One of the goals pursued by AREF is to contribute to the achievement of projects, either individual or collective, of a social, cultural or intellectual nature. In order to promote this goal, AREF adopted a policy to support such projects sponsored by members of various regions.

Submission Criteria

To be approved, projects must meet the following criteria:

1.Be presented clearly, specifying the target population, the timeframe, the goals pursued, the member(s) involved and their responsibilities, as well as detailed budget.

2.Be presented by at least one AREF member who thereby becomes the project sponsor and will be directly involved in the delivery and management of the project.

3.Be nonpartisan.

4.Be related to education.

For example:

  • the purchase of books, school supplies or software;
  • the promotion of literacy;
  • learning aids;
  • assistance for the handicapped.

5.Have a local, regional, national or international scope (maximum  25% of the budget will be allowed for international projects).

6.Relate preferably to a specific target population (the elderly, the underprivileged, etc.) not already sponsored by community organizations nor covered by existing government programs, personal insurances and such.

7.Be nonrecurrent.

*When projects are of equal quality, the committee adopted the policy of supporting a greater number of projects rather than allowing all or most of the funding to one project.

**It is important to mention that an already subsidized project may be resubmitted after a period of two years.

***The committee will give special consideration to projects that are contingent on AREF funding and to projects that are not a repetition of or similar to a project already funded by AREF.

****AREF will no longer fund student training periods.

Project Proposer Responsibilities

Besides being involved in the project, the proposer must formally agree to submit to the committee a comprehensive activities report on June 30, 2022 or, at the latest, 30 days following the scheduled project completion date.

Allocation of Funds

An amount equal to 2/3 of the allocated funding will be received upon approval of the project. The balance will be paid upon approval of the final report by the selection committee.

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Submission of Projects

The budget for this year will be determined at the AREF Annual General Assembly on October 6, 2021.

Please send your submission form by email to the Project Committee at: