• The Council on grants at the President of Russia has considered the six thousand applications

  • On Friday, June 9, a meeting of the Council on grants at the President of Russia. About it "lente.ru" reported in a press-service of the The presidential grants.

    The meeting was the start of the review of projects submitted for the contest. The meeting was held by Chairman of the Board, Deputy Chairman of Vnesheconombank Andrei Klepach.

    The competition received a record number 6623 in projects. Total amount requested exceed 31 billion rubles. To the examination following the meeting it was admitted 5933 applications.

    The contest results will be announced by 31 July.

    "Grants supported a very wide range of areas of concern to the nonprofit sector. We implemented a number of projects. One of them is a project in the sphere of volunteer activities: we did a course on the security of volunteers, trained them works with radios, expand the temporary accommodation that you need to take with me — that is, that they were not a burden in those places where they come," tells about his experience Aleksei Polkovnikov, the Executive Director of the Russian humanitarian mission.

    "I'll be honest that the presidential grant is one of the best forms of support for non-profit organizations. Yes, there are some features associated with the processing of documents, reports and so forth, but as a form of support is very important and it must continue," he adds.

    "We received a presidential grant not just once, but, if I am not mistaken, three times, the last three years. Grants we have received for a particular programme — a global project "History of Russia in photographs". For us, this program is extremely important because it is, of course, about the history of photography, but above all about the history of our country that, unfortunately, those shots of our education that have happened recently, young people do not know, dramatically," — says Olga Sviblova, Director of Multimedia Art Museum.

    "Grants are open, everything is clear, where it is spent, who gets how much. I think it is also very important because the grant of the President is a double responsibility, and every penny needs to be a report and a specific result. And if people want our product, then we have something useful create," she concludes.

    Competitions for grants held since 2006. 2017 established the single operator — The presidential grants. May apply for non-profit organizations involved in the development of civil society institutions.

    In 2017, conducted two contests. Accepting applications for the first ended on 31 may, the second competition will open on August 16, you can apply will be until 29 September.


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