The Kremlin will increase the amount of presidential grants of up to RUB 7 billion.


More money

Meeting of the coordination Committee for the competition of presidential grants was held on Wednesday, April 12, with the participation of the first Deputy head of presidential administration Sergey Kiriyenko. The total amount of presidential grants will increase from 4.5 billion to 7 billion rubles per year, said a participant of the meeting, the Chairman of the Union of pensioners of Russia Valery Ryazansky. A corresponding increase in funding for this amount was discussed at the Committee meeting, he said.

This information was confirmed by the General Director of Fund-statement of presidential grants Ilya Chukalin. “The members of the Committee called for increased funding, and Sergei Vladilenovich [Kiriyenko] has supported this initiative and promised to request additional funds,” explained Chekalin.

To increase the funding need in order to broaden the geography and the number of participants, explained Ryazan. “Grants should not replace a system of public funding, their aim is to stimulate activity, to reach small settlements and small organizations”, — noted he.

In the decree signed by Vladimir Putin, which was published April 3, determined by the amount of presidential grants in 2017 – 4.3 billion rubles a Year earlier, on grants for NGOs spent more than 4.5 billion rubles.

Fund-statement of presidential grants was established in February instead of nine operators grant program, which worked before. His head, as he wrote earlier, was Ilya Chukalin, expert in legislation on non-profit organizations, a former adviser to the Minister of communications and mass communications and a former employee of the Ministry of economic development. Close to the Kremlin source explained that the authorities wish to achieve greater transparency in the distribution of grants.

Ten criteria

The application of the NCO for the presidential grants will be evaluated on ten criteria, confirmed Ryazan and Chukalin.

Among them — the social significance of the project, logical coherence, uniqueness and innovativeness, the ratio of the costs of implementation and expected results, said Chekalin. Will be assessed and the validity of the costs, the geography of the project, own contribution and additional resources. Other criteria — experience of the successful applicant, relevant experience and competence of the project team.

The assessors will also consider the openness of the organization, which claims to grant — “that is, publishes it on its website reporting on the projects completed, whether in social networks,” said Chekalin.

Until April 14 criteria by using “mathematical models” will test MSU rector Viktor Sadovnichy. “Most likely, it’s not he himself, but some structures, Moscow state University, but he volunteered to do it, him as the outstanding mathematics, it is interesting to do it,” — said the General Director of Fund-statement of presidential grants.

In the near future, the Committee will adopt the list of experts, who will assess applicants for the grants, said the Ryazan. At the meeting mentioned the names of ASI’s Directors Elena Earlier, Soldunova, head of the Institute for social analysis and forecasting Ranhigs Tatyana Maleva, Director of the Institute for social policy Lilia Ovcharova the HSE, representatives of the Fund “give life” Fund Timchenko and many others, said the source .

Chairman of the Union of women of Russia Ekaterina Lakhova among other experts mentioned the Professor of geographical faculty of Moscow state University Natalia Zubarevich and Director of the Institute of social Sciences of Ranepa Sergey Zueva. Only part of the United expert Council of the competition of presidential grants will include 24 people, Lakhova said.

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