Program rules

The program is organized by the Stocznia Foundation with its seat in Warsaw in cooperation with

The aim of the Business Unusual program is to strengthen social initiatives that are just emerging or already existing in Poland, ones that undertake or intend to undertake business activities aiming at activating people with refugee experience and migrants. We want to wisely support these activities, so as to ensure their sustainability and effectiveness.

We invite everyone who implements or plans activities using business tools for the benefit of people with refugee and migrant experience, including:

– non-profit organizations

– individuals or informal groups

– companies with a social mission

Participation in the recruitment and program is free of charge.

No, the program is nationwide.

In order to participate in the program, you must register for applications. For this purpose, you must complete and send the application form in the “Apply” tab between September 28 and October 31, 2022.

Simply submitting an application does not mean that you are eligible for the program.

The obligatory document entitling to participate in the recruitment process is only the completed form and sent on time.

The program will consist of more than one call for proposals. The first recruitment runs from September 28, 2022 to October 31, 2022.

Only one application can be sent per call.

The content entered in the form will be stored in the so-called cache.

You will be able to reload it, provided that you do not clear the cache while working on the ticket.

Yes. We will announce another recruitment for the program in the first half of 2023.

The decision to qualify for the first stage of the program is made by the Committee composed of representatives of the Organizer. When assessing the applications, the following criteria will be primarily taken into account:


– consistency with the purpose of the program

– the need to implement the project

– feasibility of planned activities.

After the initial assessment, the Commission, together with the external experts and experts, will meet the people and teams that received the highest scores. Based on these discussions, 17 initiatives will be selected for the next stage. An additional selection criterion, during conversations with those willing to participate in the program, will be the predicted sustainability of the effects of the action.

The results will be published on the program website and sent directly by e-mail to the address provided in the application form.

In total, about 30 various projects and organizations from all over Poland will receive support.

We will help participants meet institutional, formal and substantive challenges in areas such as law, IT, marketing, team development, evaluation and finance.

Together with experts, we will prepare a development plan tailored to the needs and capabilities of the participants and we will work on its implementation.

The program does not include the direct transfer of a financial grant. However, we will cover the costs related to the creation of a development plan for projects qualified to the program and the implementation of selected elements. Therefore, at the stage of implementation of activities, we will sign an agreement with all participants, not a grant agreement.

The maximum amount allocated to support each activity is PLN 30,000.

The deadline for completing the work in individual stages is determined individually and depends on the course of action.

Stage I:

First recruitment * – 28/09. – 31/10/2022.

* The organizer may extend the deadline for accepting applications.

Evaluation of applications – 11.2022.

The submitted forms will be checked for formal and content-related purposes.

As part of the assessment of applications, there will be short meetings of the program committee with the individuals and teams that sent their applications.

Participation in the online meeting is required to apply for the program.

Announcement of the results in the first part of the call for proposals is scheduled for early December 2022.

At this stage, participants will be selected for an initial diagnosis of their condition and needs.

Work with experts will start between December and February 2023.

Stage II:

Announcement of the results in the second part of the call for proposals – beginning of March 2023.

The participants selected at this stage take part in the program.

Animation – from March 2023.

This stage includes an in-depth diagnosis, the creation of individual development plans and the implementation of the solutions adopted in the plan.

Stage III:

  1. Second recruitment

The deadline for submitting application forms in the second recruitment will be announced by the Organizer during the second stage.

Yes, the content report will be obligatory.

Stage 1

First call for applications for the program: October 2022*

* There are plans for further recruitment to the program, which we will announce in the first half of 2023.

Stage 2

Selection of applications: November 2022

Stage 3

Announcement of the results and start of the program: December 2022

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