“Anti-crisis” Presidential Grants contest opens soon
“Anti-crisis” presidential grants competition opens on 16 June
A special competition for NGOs battling the pandemic and its consequences will take place in the summer.
Vladimir Putin confirmed the start date for the competition as 8 June in a meeting with social workers. According to the fund for presidential grants, the competition’s regulations will be published on the official website on 15 June.
The competition will not differ significantly from the usual presidential grant competitions.
The competition will accept application providing targeted assistance for those in need in the following three areas:
- Social services, social support and citizens’ protection;
- Protection for citizens’ health and promotion of a healthy lifestyle;
- Support for families, motherhood, fatherhood and childhood.
The project’s implementation period should start no earlier than 1 September 2020 and end no later than 31 December 2021. Project financing will start from 1 September.
The organisation’s experience of working with selected target groups will be fundamental for winning the competition. This assessment criteria will be given additional weight in the selection process.
Organisations that already have two active grants from the President of the Russian Federation will still be eligible to participate in the competition.
The President announced the allocation of additional funds from the Reserve Fund to support organisations fighting the pandemic on 6 May.