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Over the past five years, the expert commission of the competition has considered 3.5 thousand applications for the implementation of socially significant initiatives.

Since 2016, more than a thousand socially significant projects have won grants from the Mayor of Moscow for non-profit organizations (NPO). The amount of funds allocated under this program for five years exceeded one and a half billion rubles, she said Natalia Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow, during an online meeting with representatives of charitable organizations.

“The Moscow Mayor’s Grant Competition for Non-Profit Organizations is one of the world’s largest city programs to support non-profit organizations. In the last five years alone, the expert commission of the competition has considered 3.5 thousand applications for the implementation of socially significant initiatives. More than one thousand projects received financing for a total amount of over one and a half billion rubles, ”the deputy mayor said.

In 2020, 183 non-profit organizations became winners of the Moscow Mayor’s grant competition, and 125 of them received city support for the first time. The number of applications exceeded one thousand, and the total amount of funding reached 400 million rubles.

According to Natalia Sergunina, more than 30,000 non-governmental non-profit organizations are registered in Moscow today, including 6,000 socially oriented ones. Over the past seven years, the total number of such NPOs has increased by more than 80 percent.

A network of 11 specialized coworking centers has been created for non-profit organizations in the city. They are located in different districts of Moscow and provide free services for NGOs. Each has comfortable rooms with Wi-Fi and the necessary equipment. Visitors can use meeting rooms and separate workstations, as well as host events. Employees of coworking centers help organize photo and video filming, advise on various issues. Since the beginning of this year alone, the workplaces have been used three thousand times, NGOs have applied for printing printing products 1.2 thousand times, for consultations – 2.5 thousand times.

There is also a portal in the capital “Soulful Moscow”… This is an information resource where non-profit organizations can post presentation materials, news, event announcements and attract partners, volunteers and citizens.

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