In the Small Hall of the Nikolaev Executive Committee of the City Soviet of People's Deputies the mayor Vladimir Chaika handed over certificates to winners of competition mini - grants "The green friend" who was seen off by public organization "Fund of a Development of the City of Nikolaev" (FRGN). Uniqueness of this event that for the first time competition of grants is held without participation of foreign donors, it is exclusive at the expense of local resources - with support of housing and communal services Department of Nikolaev, representatives of local business and ordinary citizens.
The competition purpose - support of initiatives of non-governmental organizations and informal groups at realization of city policy of improvement and development of green economy of Nikolaev.
To participation in competition were allowed not only public organizations, the bodies of self-organization of the population (BSOP) and OSMD, but also initiative groups of number of natural persons. Representatives of a depuy corps and housing and communal services Department of the Executive Committee of the City Soviet of People's Deputies, known public figures of the city were a part of a contest committee.
From fifteen projects submitted on consideration, the contest committee made the decision to finance ten. The extent of the majority of grants makes 2000 UAH. Some projects which haven't received financings, after completion the commission recommended to consider at the next competition "Your Initiative" which is carried out by FRGN within the program "Bank of Youth Initiatives". As for winners, they will allocate the received funds for improvement of parks and the yards, garbage cleaning, disembarkation of green plantings, installation of benches and ballot boxes.
Acting before gathered, the mayor Vladimir Chaika emphasized that experiment of carrying out competition shows:we can make our city better and without attraction of foreign and budgetary funds, at the expense of local businessmen and the ordinary citizens, ready to bring donations on good business. By the way, and the mayor didn't stand aside. It enclosed the first pension in "Bank of youth initiatives", and is sure that this money will be used with advantage for the city.
The powerful sum of financing of competition was granted by the deputy Alexander Zholobetsky. According to him, in - the first, "The green friend" coincides with his ideology as member of fraction of Green Party in the City Council, and, in - the second, the city really demands immediate investment of capital in improvement, including those yards which suffered from not always lawful, but very rough activity of builders.
It is necessary to add that till November 24 of FRGN continues reception of projects for participation in the competition "Your Initiative" within the program "Youth Bank" which also is realized at the expense of local means without involvement of external donors. Thus the priority will be given to the projects in which realization young people aged till 30 years will be engaged.