The BEARR Trust Small Grants Scheme 2007

The 2007 scheme was devoted to homelessness, specifically to projects to assist young homeless people to reintegrate into society.

Many interesting applications were received, including from NGOs from as far away as Udmurtia. Five were short-listed by BEARR’s Selection Panel and final choice was endorsed by BEARR’s Trustees.

Two projects were awarded grants:

1) New Social Solutions, St Petersburg: for information materials designed to help create a Homeless Street Football League throughout Russia.

2) Nochlezhka, St Petersburg, with Shelter UK: for training in campaigning and publicity for NGOs and others working with homeless people in North-West and Central Russia. For a report on this project click here.

The scheme additionally supports young people leaving the orphan village at Kitezh for further education at vocational or university level.

A report on the Kitezh project appeared in Newsletter No 49, and of the New Social Solutions project in Newsletter No 50.

The 2007 scheme was sponsored by the Moscow office of the law firm Baker Botts.

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