About the project

Rwanga Foundation Kurdistan Regional Government madad undp

The overall objective of Headway programme is supporting and empowering subnational authorities to facilitate local economic development and have better access to municipal investment that benefits the extension of safe public services, as well as economic opportunities for the targeted communities. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) hosts over 1.6 million displaced people and 253,600 Syrian refugees.

The Job Creation in KRI grant scheme under Headway finances intensive job-generating projects in order to increase the self-reliance of Syrian refugees, vulnerable host communities and internally displaced people (IDPs).

The Job Creation in KRI is calling upon businesses to apply under the grant scheme and contribute to improving employability and generating jobs mainly for youth and women. Interested businesses should have projects with the potential for sustainable employability of the grant target groups.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for a grant, the applicant must:

Be a company that is duly established and registered in accordance with respective KRI legislations

Be a small and medium size enterprise (SME) with up to 500 employees

Be a large company with above 500 employees (eligible only for apprenticeship/internship)

Be registered and acting in the territories of the Erbil, Dohuk and Sulaimaniyah (including Halabja) Governorates

Be registered at least 3 years prior to the deadline of the Call for Proposals, i.e. before 1 July 2016

Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, not acting as an intermediary

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