The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to slow down its spread had a huge effect on everyday life of ordinary people. Elderly people and adults with disabilities are high-risk groups whose life in the pandemic has become severely constrained: access to social services and planned medical care declined, social circle narrowed, people find it difficult to cope with everyday problems, and many of those employed cannot work remotely. Access to additional aid is also important to return to their normal lives when the lockdown is over, as well as to reduce the risk of these people and their families falling into greater vulnerability in the near future.
The main objective of the grant competition is to help elderly people and adults with disabilities during the pandemic via Russian non-profit organizations.
The total fund of the grant competition is over 500,000 Euros.
Apart from the EU, the key donor of the fund, individual contributions were made by Belgium, Italy, France, Switzerland and Estonia.
The grant competition is open to Russian non-profit organisations that work with elderly people and/or adults with disabilities. The amount of the support granted to one NGO will be up to 12,000 Euros.
The grant competition will run until full depletion of the fund; applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Detailed information about the competition