(KZN.RU, June 1). The presidential grant fund summed up the results of the first contest of socially significant projects in 2018. The contest winners were 58 projects from Tatarstan, including 32 projects presented by Kazan public organizations. The total amount of support for the Kazan projects amounted to 116 million 517 thousand 463 rubles.
The largest amounts went to projects submitted to the competition under the aegis of the city program “Good Kazan”, implemented by the Kazan City Hall in 2016: the All-Russian Cultural and Charitable Festival “Good Wave” and a project for the rehabilitation of the visually impaired at the Center “Yardem”.
The festival “Good Wave”, the presentation of which took place at the end of last year in Kazan, is a joint project of the Executive Committee of Kazan and the Academy of Popular Music of Igor Krutoy. The festival is a platform for the joint creativity of healthy children and children with disabilities in different spheres. This year, thanks to the support of the presidential grant, the festival will significantly expand its geography. The selective zonal stages of the festival will be held in 9 Russian cities. The project will be presented at such major and significant international projects as “Children's New Wave” and “Junior Eurovision”. Again, the gala concert of the festival will be held in Kazan at the end of 2018. It will gather talented children from all over the country who will not only enter the stage with pop stars and eminent singers, but also take part in a large-scale educational program with master classes of creative mentors.
The support was given to the project “See and hear with the heart”, presented by the National Islamic Charity Fund “Yardem”. The project is aimed at the organization of comprehensive rehabilitation of 5 groups of visually impaired people or disabled people with total loss of sight, in total – 225 people. The project provides teaching them to read and write on the Braille system, the medical rehabilitation, and social and cultural programs for the disabled.
Also, the Kazan City Hall supported other projects at the application stage that were supported by the Presidential Grant Fund. For example, the social shelter “Kolybel” of the center for the protection of maternity and childhood “Umilenie” and the festival of debut documentary “Rudnik” from the center of contemporary culture “Smena”.
Regular partners of the project “Good Kazan” are among the grantees: the Kazan hospice organized by the Anzhela Vavilova Fund, the draft of the educational program for children from the Fund “Ak Bars Sozidanie”, the Fund “Tramplin” with the program for additional education and development of children with intellect disabilities through creativity.