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The V contest of grants for social projects is announced in Krasnokamensk by ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.
The V contest of grants for social projects is announced in Krasnokamensk by ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. (Atomredmetzoloto, JSC/Mining Division of the ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation), municipal administration and the Small and Medium Enterprise Support Fund.
Social entrepreneurs, public and non-profit organizations, state and municipal institutions and volunteers can participate in the annual contest. Grants in total amount of 2.5 million rubles will be allocated for implementation of the best socially-oriented projects.
“The funds allocated by ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. make an important contribution to development of the territory, help to solve environmental issues in the city, support the people in need, help to develop children’s creativity, create new jobs. From the projects implemented following the results of the contest last year, I would like to particularly note the organization of leisure activities for young patients at the tuberculosis sanatorium and the creation of a sports game base for the Blind Association. I am sure that no less important initiatives will be submitted to the contest this year,” says Olga Kanunnikova, Deputy Head of Krasnokamensk.
A special express training program was conducted to provide methodological assistance to social entrepreneurs in the formation of projects in Krasnokamensk. The coaches of the “Social Innovations” federal program and the Center for Social Innovation conducted the “Model of Social Impact” and “Marketing in Social Entrepreneurship” workshops, as well as the “Resource Sources”, “Business Model” and “Budget of Incomes and Expenses” group trainings. The result was the presentation of the own projects of the conference participants, for each of which the authors received expert advice. The initiatives included the acquisition of rehabilitation facilities and strollers for people with disabilities, optimization of the functional areas of medical institutions, tailoring of stage costumes for creative teams, the fight against terrorism, municipal landscaping, etc.
Financial support of the best socially-oriented projects in Krasnokamensk has been provided annually since 2014. “It is very important that the quality of the business plan elaboration improves every year. People are actively looking for interesting areas for application of their forces, new opportunities for development,” said Victoria Dolina, a representative of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.
The results of the grant contest will be announced at the end of October.