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8th Annual Social Project Grant Competition Announced in Krasnokamensk
The competition is being held by ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. (Mining Division of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation), the Krasnokamensk Administration and the City Small and Medium Enterprise Support Fund. In 2021, it is planned to allocate over RUB 3.5 million for the development of social entrepreneurship in Krasnokamensk.
The social entrepreneurship development program has been implemented in the «uranium capital» since 2014. RUB 15 million have been allocated for the implementation of 153 initiatives over this period. Due to ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. program, new jobs are being created in the city, the range of services is expanding, environmental and land improvement issues are being addressed, and opportunities are emerging for organizing leisure and sports events.
«The annual competition attracts an increasing number of participants who strive to solve specific problems of the territory and improve the quality of life in their hometown. The volunteer movement is developing, volunteers actively participate in city events, help the elderly people and children, and others in need, use grant funds for the implementation of good deeds,» noted Ivan Kiselev, Director General of the city-forming Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union, PJSC (E.P. Slavsky PIMCU, PJSC, subsidiary of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.).
RUSBURMASH, JSC (specialized company of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. for geological exploration and drilling) provides financial support to the competition for the first time. «Our large subdivision, Drilling Site No. 2, operates in Krasnokamensk, its employees conduct mining exploration from underground mine workings and drill process blast holes for the Urtuysky opencast mine. Naturally, we want to help the successful development of the city», noted Denis Ezhurov, Director General, RUSBURMASH, JSC.
In 2021, the competition committee will consider applications in the categories «Krasnokamensk is a Healthy City» (creating conditions for fitness and sports, including for people with disabilities, prevention of diseases, smoking, alcoholism, drug addiction), «Krasnokamensk is a Tourist City» (development of domestic tourism), «City of Patriots» (activities in patriotic, military-patriotic education, etc.), «City of Mental Comfort» (improving the microclimate in the city, etc.), «City of Professionals» (vocational guidance, support for the development of talents, etc.), and «Clean City» (increasing environmental awareness).
The «Krasnokamensk is a Life in the ZeroWaste Style» travel grant will be presented for the first time. The subsidy will be allocated for the volunteer delegation trip to participate in the National Forum «Volunteer 2021» in Sochi. It will be received by the team, which will shoot the best video regarding «Zero Waste».
Applications for the competition are accepted until May 26, 2021.
The notice of the competitive selection is published on the website of the Krasnokamensk Small Enterprise Support Fund at https://www.fpmp-krasnokamensk.ru/konkurs-socialnyh-proektov