Third edition of Metalloinvest's ‘Let’s Do It Together’ grant competition launched in Zheleznogorsk
23 March 2018
The official opening ceremony of ‘Let’s Do It Together’, Metalloinvest's third town-wide competition for 2018 social projects, has taken place in Zheleznogorsk. Metalloinvest will allocate 1.5 mn roubles for the implementation of projects in Zheleznogorsk and a total of 6 mn roubles in the towns where it has operations.
The competition will maintain its focus on key areas such as educational development, scientific and technical creativity, sports and a healthy lifestyle, culture and folk traditions, patriotic and spiritual upbringing, assisting socially vulnerable groups of the population, environment and urban improvement.
Participation in the competition is open to state and municipal organisations, non-profit groups (apart from religious and political institutions), active individuals and groups of residents, as well as registered regional civil society bodies.
For individual residents and groups the maximum grant amounts to 50,000 roubles, while for legal entities this figure stands at 150,000 roubles. To receive a grant, applicants need to prepare a project proposal which has significant social impact, enter the competition, and win.
The competition jury will evaluate projects based on their relevance (application in real-life issues), effectiveness (tangible and measurable outcome), transparency (with all stakeholders participating) and sustainable development (the project has to serve as a launchpad for positive changes for the whole town).
Anatoly Zhvakin, Director of Human Resources and Technologies, added: "'Let's Do It Together' is not only a project that brings together grant givers and grant receivers, this competition has brought together absolutely all residents of the towns in which the Company operates, forming a team of like-minded individuals."
Similar presentations marking three years of the ‘Let’s Do It Together’ town-wide social project grant competition are also taking place in Gubkin, Zheleznogorsk, and Novotroitsk, where Lebedinsky GOK, Mikhailovsky GOK and Ural Steel (all part of Metalloinvest) have operations.
‘Let’s Do it Together!’ is a town-wide grant competition for socially-oriented projects, initiated by Metalloinvest in all of the towns where it operates. The key focus of the programme is support for grant projects aimed at improving the quality of life in towns, providing town residents access to education, culture and sports, and developing social entrepreneurship.