Georgian Solidarity Fund

Georgian Solidarity Fund

The Georgian Solidarity Fund was founded in June 2014 by the initiative of the Prime Minister and by the decree of the Government of Georgia and has assisted thousands of patients spending over 25 million lar (9 million dollars).

Based on international experience, the organization ensures the collection of financial resources through voluntary donations, both individually, from citizens, and from the public and private sectors.

The mobilized money is used to finance the treatment of the patients, both in Georgia as well as abroad. It should be emphasized that services are financed outside the country if they are not yet available in Georgia. In particular, the fund supports children and young people under 22 years of age with an oncological diagnosis.

The Georgian Solidarity Fund collects funds from the following sources:

  • stable voluntary donations from the salaries of civil servants;
  • stable voluntary donations from citizens employed in the private sector;
  • one time donations from individuals;
  • charity component from products sold by companies;
  • charity events and auctions;
  • patronage (a company fully covers the costs of a patient’s treatment).

All of the money collect by the fund is used to finance the treatment of the patients. In order to ensure the maximum transparency of its activity, the management of the Georgian Solidarity Fund is carried out by the Supervisory Board and the Permanent Commission, which, together with the government, include representatives of the non-governmental and private sectors, as well as the permanent coordinator of the United Nations in Georgia. The administrative costs of the fund are covered by the Georgian State.

Mandatory documentation

In order to discuss the financing of medical services in the Solidarity Fund, it is necessary to submit the following documentation:

  • Solidarity Fund application form, please download the attached file.
  • Beneficiary’s identity document (copy of ID, birth certificate or passport)
  • Proof of identity of parent or legal guardian (copy of ID, birth certificate or passport)
  • Beneficiary’s health certificate (form 100), which indicates the diagnosis and recommended treatment – diagnostic measures,  certified with official seal and signature
  • Cost estimates of the recommended treatment and diagnostic examinations or invoice , certified by the official seal and signature of the hospital
  • Expert opinion of the Ministry of Health about the feasibility of conducting the medical service abroad
  • Notice or letter (approval or refusal) regarding the financing of the requested medical service from the Ministry of Health, local municipality, or other entities.