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Directive to allocate funds for noncommercial nongovernmental organisations implementing socially important projects in 2018

February 19, 2018

The President signed a Directive On Allocating State Support for Noncommercial Nongovernmental Organisations that Participate in the Development of Civil Society Institutes and Implement Socially Important Projects and Human Rights Projects in 2018.

Pursuant to the Directive, over 8 billion rubles in state support is to be allocated from the 2018 Federal Budget to the Foundation that operates Presidential Grants for civil society development to organise competitions and award Presidential Grants based on their results to noncommercial nongovernmental organisations that participate in the development of civil society institutions and that implement socially important and human rights related projects.

Until December 14, 2018, the Foundation shall hold two competitions among noncommercial nongovernmental organisations working, in particular, with social support and healthcare; youth project support; scientific, cultural and art projects; preserving historical heritage; protecting human rights; promoting international and inter-confessional cooperation; supporting compatriots and developing social diplomacy and civil society institutes.

In addition, the transparency and openness of the competitions shall be ensured and an assessment is to be made of the social effect of the projects.

February 19, 2018