Embracing Jewish Diversity – Apply for a grant!

The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) is launching the “Embracing Jewish Diversity” program, which is a comprehensive initiative dedicated to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI), and will comprise of networks, micro-grants, toolkit publication, and the appointment of a dedicated Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Officer to oversee its implementation.

EUJS is opening this call for proposals for its micro-grants programme Embracing Jewish Diversity, which is taking place between 21st February 2024 – 15th June 2024.

Deadline for submitting the grant proposal is 21 January 2024, 23.59 CET.

We warmly encourage you to also get familiar with our Embracing Jewish Diversity Survey Report before applying for this micro-grant.

The “Embracing Jewish Diversity” program is possible due to the generous support of UJA – Federation of New York.


What kind of activities can my organisation apply a micro-grant for?

The following activities, which contribute to the thematic priorities of this call will be eligible for micro-granting:

  • Raise awareness on LGBTQIA+ issues and the intersectionality of identities and forms of discrimination within Jewish communities as well as the positive aspects of queer pride: This includes trainings, workshops and other educational activities, reports and other analytical activities, campaigns and other communication and dissemination activities. Special focus is placed on activities raising awareness of the effects on youth, as well as on the effects of biases.
  • Raise awareness on the place and treatment of Jews of Colour and forms of discrimination against them within Jewish communities as well as their unique everyday life experience: Jews of Colour experience racism within the community but racism and antisemitism outside of the community. This shall be raised in trainings, workshops and other educational activities, reports and other analytical activities, campaigns and other communication and dissemination activities. Special focus is placed on activities raising awareness of the effects on youth, as well as on the effects of racial bias.
  • Raise awareness on the place and treatment of Jews with disabilities and forms of discrimination against them within Jewish communities: Barrier-free communities are still lacking. Even public Jewish life is not always inclusive and accessible. Consequently it includes trainings, workshops and other educational activities, reports and other analytical activities, campaigns and other communication and dissemination activities. Special focus is placed on activities trying to find concrete answers to the lack of infrastructure in Jewish communities for Jews with disabilities.
  • Raise awareness on the place and treatment of Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews and forms of discrimination against them but also their unique culture within Jewish communities: This includes testimonies, trainings, workshops and other educational activities, reports and other analytical activities, campaigns and other communication and dissemination activities. This shall raise awareness on ashkenormativity but also emphasise the Mizrahi culture and history.
  • Raise awareness on the place of women and gender-related questions in Jewish leadership: This includes testimonies, trainings, workshops and other educational activities, reports and other analytical activities, campaigns and other communication and dissemination activities. Special focus is placed on activities trying to bring concrete change in national representation bodies.
  • Raise awareness on the place and treatment of other minority groups within Jewish communities: This includes testimonies, trainings, workshops and other educational activities, reports and other analytical activities, campaigns and other communication and dissemination activities.

How does my organisation apply for a micro-grant?

Read, download and fill out the required documents!

Proposals must be submitted by e-mail in PDF form to grant@eujs.org by January 21st, 2024 23:59 CET. Incomplete or late applications will be rejected.

Only proposals submitted using the forms included (downloadable from this webpage) will be deemed eligible. Project proposals shall be submitted in English.

Call for proposals

The call for proposals is the main document of re-granting as it states all the grant conditions, timelines and processes. Everything you need to know about micro-grants is explained in this document. We encourage you to get familiar with the document and reading it through carefully.

Narrative proposal

A narrative proposal (Annex I) details the project, the relevant target audience, the expected outcomes, and impact of the project.

Budget proposal

For each micro-grant application your organisation needs to prepare an individual estimated Budget proposal in EUR (Annex 2). To be eligible, all costs must be:

  • Indicated in the estimated Budget proposal (see Annex II)
  • Incurred during the implementation period of 21st February 2024 – 15th June 2024
  • Necessary for the implementation of the project
  • Identifiable and verifiable – in particular, recorded in the accounting records and supported by financial documents
  • Reasonable, cost-effective, and in compliance with the principles of sound financial management and applicable tax and social legislation.

VAT and taxes that have been paid but are not recoverable by the grantees can also be included among eligible costs. The evidence can be obtained from the national tax authority. Self-certification can be acceptable if duly substantiated.

The following costs shall not be considered eligible: core funding to cover salaries or other operating costs, debts, provisions for losses and future liabilities, currency exchange losses, costs financed by other funds/donors.

Declaration of honour

A declaration of honour (Annex III) comprises all of the following aspects, which are essential to the successful implementation of the project:

  • financial capacity to implement the project
  • compliance with of EU values and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • commitment to gender and non-discrimination mainstreaming
  • avoidance of conflicts of interest
  • maintaining confidentiality and security
  • committing to upholding the highest ethical standards
  • complying with information obligations and record keeping.

Need any help, support or assistance with the grant proposal or have any questions?

Consultations with EUJS regarding the design of the project and the preparation of a proposal will be open throughout the application period. A member of the office will be appointed as a contact point providing advice regarding the application process. Please reach out to Sarah Takolander (sarah@eujs.org) for technical questions, and Matylda Jonas-Kowalik (matylda@eujs.org) for questions regarding Diversity, Equality and Inclusion enquiries and any narrative questions. The last day to consult members of the office is 18th of January 2024 23.59 CET.


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