GENERAL

How / When can I access the application forms and/or report forms and which form should I use?
First-Step Application Form
The link to this application form is available on our Funding Page during the published application periods. All unsolicited (new, “first-contact”) applications for funding must be submitted via the First-Step Application. Outside of our application period, this form can be accessed by invitation. First-Step Applications are often evaluated within 2-3 weeks after the deadline for submissions. Depending on our evaluation, applicants can expect a reply with either an invitation to continue to the Second-Step Application Form or a decision to decline the project for funding.
Second-Step Application Form
This application form is only available via invitation. The application period for Second-Step Application Forms generally opens 2-3 weeks after the First-Step application period closes to allow sufficient time for the initial assessments of applications. Second-Step applications typically have a deadline five weeks after the open call for First-Step applications has closed.
Running Project Application Form
This application form is only available via invitation. Organisations with a project which was funded by the Kahane Foundation in the previous funding period wishing to re-apply for funding (for the continuation of the project), must first inform us of their intent to do so over the course of the year. After informing us of your intent to re-apply, our team will get in contact with you to discuss future funding opportunities. If invited to re-apply for funding, the grantee will receive the link to the Running Project application form (also called "the application form for previously funded projects") via email.
Project Report Forms
The Kahane Foundation works with so-called “Reporting Grace Periods,” two specific time windows each year when reports are to be submitted. All information around reporting, including dates and individual reporting requirements, is communicated directly with grantees. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
My organisation’s project is not yet complete, however, we have been asked to complete a Project Report form. How should we proceed?
Generally, all grantees are obligated to submit reports during our "Reporting Grace Periods", which occur two times per year, regardless of the status of the project. All details on reporting, including Grace Period dates, what type of report is to be completed by the grantee and detailed instructions, are shared directly with grantees in good time.
What are the reporting obligations of grantees upon approval of funding?
Generally, all grantees are obligated to submit reports during our "Reporting Grace Periods", which occur two times per year, regardless of the status of the project. Grantees are informed of the upcoming Grace Periods upon grant approval as well as 2-3 weeks in advance of each reporting period.
There are 3 types of reports for regular grantees: Progress Report, In-Depth Report and Final Report. Grantees will be informed of which format applies ahead of each reporting cycle (2-3 weeks in advance). A link to this report form, along with detailed instructions is then shared with grantees at the start of each Grace Period.
Can an organisation submit more than one application for funding?
Due to the volume of project applications which we receive, we only accept one application per organisation. If you have multiple potential projects, please make an internal assessment considering our funding criteria.

TECHNICAL ISSUES IN COMPLETING THE ONLINE APPLICATION AND REPORT FORMS

The character count displayed in the fields does not correlate with the amount of input text.
It is important to consider that all character counts on the forms INCLUDE the spaces between words. Make sure to check your total character count (incl. spaces) to make sure that this is also the case for your text. This can be done in most text editing software.
If this is not the root of the issue, you may be dealing with an error in the form. Please reach out to us via email or our contact form and we will correct this issue as soon as possible.
Is there a way to temporarily save the application and report forms in order to continue working on them later?
It is not possible to save your answers on the online application and report forms. Applicants are advised to write the answers in a text editing program ( e.g. Microsoft Word) before submitting them in the form. This ensures that applicants can save your answers and check the complete text before everything is submitted in the online application form.
To support applicants in completing the application forms, please read the particular "Form Walkthrough" available for download at the top of each of the online forms on the Kahane Foundation website. This document provides an explanation for each application form question and shows the number allowed characters (including spaces) for each field.
My page was refreshed / closed while I was completing the form, and I lost my answers. What can I do?
Unfortunately, your answers are lost and we cannot help you to recover them. We try our best to warn new applicants and grantees alike that is not possible to save your answers on the online application and report forms. Applicants are advised to write the answers in a text editing program (e.g., Microsoft Word) before submitting them in the form. This ensures that applicants can save your answers and check the complete text before everything is submitted in the online application form.
To support applicants in completing the application forms, please read the particular "Form Walkthrough" available for download at the top of each of the online forms on the Kahane Foundation website. This document provides an explanation for each application form question and shows the number allowed characters (including spaces).
I have submitted my application, but have realised that I made some major or minor mistakes, what should I do?
There is no need to worry. If we do not understand something within the application, we will contact you to clarify. In the case that you measure the mistakes to be significant, you may also submit a second application without explanation in which these mistakes are corrected. Only your most recent application will be considered. 
I received an error message when I clicked the “submit” button or during the application process, what should I do?
Please write us via our contact form and explain what happened. The status of your submission will be confirmed and we will do our best to solve the problem.
I have submitted an application, but I did not receive a confirmation mail, what should I do?
We advise you to first check your spam folder. If you cannot find the confirmation email in your regular mailbox or spam folder, we recommend you to write to us using the contact form on the website to ask whether we received your application. In case we did submit your application, we will send you a manual confirmation. In case we didn't receive your application, you can submit the application again and inform us via the contact form or email address that we provide about your new (second) application. Please make sure to check that the email address you provide is correct.

APPLICATION FORM SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

What is the funding period for a project?
The Kahane Foundation generally considers applications for both new applicants and existing grantees for funding periods of one year. Some exceptions may apply.
The only requirement here is that the project is at least planned to start at the latest of six months after the receival of funds from the Kahane Foundation (funding is usually received four to five months months after the end of our published application periods).
I am not sure which thematic focus area I should select for my project.
Please read about the Kahane Foundation's thematic focus areas as described in the question "What are the thematic focus areas definitions" under the header "Funding Eligibility". It may be possible that your work bridges the thematic focus areas, in which case you should select the one which best summarises to your project. If the assessment by the foundation indicates that your project fits better to a thematic focus area different than the one you have selected, this can be discussed and the focus area may be changed.
Are there maximum or minimum limits to funding which can be requested?
For first time applicants, we normally consider grants within the range of CHF 40’000-100’000. It should be noted that co-funding with other foundations or funding partners is generally encouraged. The granted amount depends on both the project’s need and the Kahane Foundation's assessment.
Are there maximum or minimum limits to the percentage of a project’s total budget which can be requested as funding?
The Kahane Foundation does not publish any number in this regard as it varies greatly from project to project. That being said, trends indicate that as the amount of funding requested approaches the total budget of the project, it becomes less likely that the project will be funded by our foundation. Applicants are recommended to seek out other partnerships and funding opportunities as well. Co-funding with other foundations or funding partners is generally encouraged.

FUNDING ELIGIBILITY

What countries are included within the Kahane Foundation's regional focus areas?
EUROPE
All countries in Europe
MIDDLE EAST
Israel and Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
NORTH AFRICA
Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
TURKEY
What are the thematic focus area definitions?
Accessibility
Projects in this thematic focus area should have the overlying goal of promoting and improving the emotional well-being and self-determination of persons with disabilities, as well as ensuring their inclusion in society through:
- Inclusive and innovative education and/or
- Accessible and inclusive quality (mental) health care

Migration / Inclusion
Projects in this thematic focus area of should have the overlying goal of fostering self-sufficiency, inclusion and well-being for migrants through:
- Inclusive and innovative education and/or
- Accessible and inclusive quality (mental) health care

Social Mobility
Projects in this thematic focus area should have the overlying goal of offering a path to self-sufficiency to those in the most vulnerable situations in society through:
- Inclusive and innovative education and/or
- Accessible and inclusive quality (mental) health care

Projects outside of these thematic focus areas are not eligible for funding.
I am not sure if my project falls into the thematic focus areas or which thematic focus area applies
Consider if your project falls into the Kahane Foundation's thematic focus areas. It may be possible that your work bridges the thematic focus areas, in which case you should select the one which best summarises to your project. If the assessment by the foundation indicates that your project fits better to a thematic focus area different than the one you have selected, this can be discussed and the focus area may be changed.

If it remains unclear as to if your project falls into our thematic focus areas, you are welcome to contact our team via email (if you have already been in contact with us) or via our contact form. We will do our best to get back to you to help you on this point.

contact with the kf team

I have submitted a message, report or application, but have not received a confirmation mail -- what should I do?
If you have not received a confirmation mail within 15 minutes of submitting a form (Contact, Application, or Report), do the following:

1. Check your spam folder. Sometimes our domain address is recognised as spam. If this is not the case, continue to the next step.

2. Double check that your provided email address is correct, and re-submit. If no confirmation mail is received, repeat step 1.

3. If the problem persists, please write us using the contact form on the website. If you are a current grantee, you may also write us directly via email. 
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