Competition for Russian CSOs supporting vulnerable children and young adults. Deadline: 23 June

The Absolute Help Foundation announces a 400-million-rouble competition

The second open competition for non-profit organisations aims to develop practices for helping children and young adults in vulnerable situations.


The contest aims to improve the quality of life of children and young adults in vulnerable situations and their families, such as children and young adults with physical disabilities, orphans, those left without parental care or temporarily placed in institutions by their parents, and those who went through children’s institutions and foster families.

In a similar vein to the first call for proposals announced in April, funding will be available both for projects aimed at specific target groups and for supporting the regulatory activities of Russian CSOs.

“We are removing the barriers that prevent a person in a vulnerable situation from participating in society on an equal footing with everyone else. This is what most of the projects we plan to support within this competition are aimed at,” says Anna Skorobogatova, the foundation’s executive director.

The key areas of the competition are early identification and support; education and employment; and social/cultural context.

Russian non-profit organisations, including state and municipal institutions, are invited to participate.

Applications are accepted in three nominations:

  • Absolute Partnership, supporting specific projects.
  • Absolute Support, for an organisation’s statutory work.
  • Absolute Prospect, a category for young organisations implementing projects using practices with proven effectiveness.

You can find more detailed information about the terms of the competition on the Foundation’s official website.

Applications will be accepted at the grant platform until 23 June 2022. The winners will be announced no later than 1 August, and projects may begin work on 19 September.

A webinar for the contest participants will be held on 3 June at 11:00 Moscow time, after which a recording will be available on the official website of the Absolute Help Foundation.

The results of a similar competition aimed at developing practices to help children and young adults with mental disabilities — the first of its kind — will be announced no later than 14 June.


Translated by: Spencer Michaels



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