On March 2, 2017, a ceremonial presentation of the fifth season of the social initiatives contest “We are city” of the PJSC “Zaporizhstal” took place in the Metallurgists Palace of Culture. The grant fund for the implementation of the best socially significant initiatives of citizens is increased to 3 million UAH, with the participation of the enterprises of PrJSC ” Zaporozhkoks ” and PrJSC ” Zaporozhogneupor “. The amount of the grant for the draft contest can be reached up to 100 000 UAH.
The representatives of more than 100 public organizations and municipal institutions, enterprising residents of the city attended the solemn presentation. The citizens of Zaporozhye were acquainted with the terms of participation in the contest, presented an updated composition of the expert board of the contest under the chairmanship of Alexei Lebedev, Director for Capital Construction and Investments of the PJSC «Zaporizhstal».
For the participants of the contest there was a training in social design, panel discussions with experts in their areas recognized in city of Zaporozhye were held. Thus, absolutely all the guests of the event received comprehensive information on the practical subtleties of successful preparation, writing and defense of their projects to an independent expert board.
“The contest “We are city” is really successful, because hundreds of initiative, not indifferent Zaporozhye citizens are involved in the implementation of projects. I really hope that other Zaporozhye enterprises will join the contest over time, because this is an investment in our city, in comfortable living conditions. Zaporozhye citizens put their hearts in these projects, and it is our duty to support them, to give people the opportunity to realize their dream. I am grateful to everyone who participates in the contest and embodies my ideas for my beloved Zaporozhye,” noted Rostislav Shurma, CEO of the PJSC “Zaporizhstal”.
We would like to remember, that the contest of social initiatives “We are city” has been held annually since 2013. In the first season, 130 project applications were submitted for participation in the contest, 14 of which received grants totaling 700 thousand UAH. In 2014, about 120 applications were submitted for the contest, 17 projects received grants for the implementation totally of 1.5 million UAH. In 2015, out of 163 projects submitted for the contest, 27 winners were identified. The total amount of funds allocated for the payment of grants to winners in 2015 is about 1.7 million UAH. In 2016, 254 applications were received for participation in the contest, 38 of them were recognized as the best and received funding in the total amount of 2.4 million UAH.