From September 27 to October 01, 2021, community-level online pitching took place in Rudky UTC, Lviv Oblast, as part of the Strengthening Cross-Sectoral Collaboration for Social Cohesion (SC3) project.
Local pitching is a call for social action projects with the financial support of the European Commission and the British Council in co-financing with local governments.
Social Action Project - a project aimed at positive social change in the community.
Who could participate?
Active citizens who were planning a social action project for the development of their community and wanted to receive financial support for its implementation could take part in the pitching.
Details of participation in the competition at the community level (local pitching)
Residents of the Rudky community from the age of 18 who had an idea to improve the life of the community, develop cooperation with local authorities to solve problems and achieve a common goal could participate in the local pitching.
All projects must be implemented by 04 March 2022. Reporting on implemented projects is provided until 04 April 2022.
What were the requirements for Social Action Projects (SAPs)?
The project must be based on generally accepted societal values, be well-planned and relate to local-global connections.
SAPs may also be aimed at:
•strengthening of social cohesion in Ukraine;
•creation and strengthening links between volunteers, local authorities, hospitals, businesses and other representatives of the social processes;
•support for older people and promote inclusiveness (enhancing equal access to the community, including disabled people);
•contribution to the improvement of the environment;
•promotion of youth development, popularization of active citizenship and leadership;
•support of mental health of the community citizens in condition of social distancing;
•promotion of the gender equality and ensuring equal rights and opportunities
Here were some examples of ideas for social action projects:
- Creative space: creation of creative elements and picturesque corners of improvement on city streets.
- Carrying out activities to improve the health of young people, safe lifestyles and health culture among young people.
- Ecological and tourist ideas: laying eco-trails, creating new tourist attractions, etc.
- Creative initiatives: development of meaningful leisure of youth, youth events, activities, etc.
- Ideas aimed at providing access to public and tourist facilities for disabled people.
Up to UAH 30,000 was provided for one social action project
The total pitching budget was UAH 300,000, of which:
- UAH 150,000 was provided by the Rudky City Council of Lviv Oblast
- UAH 150,000 was provided by the British Council in Ukraine
Local Pitching Organisers:
1.NGO «Youth Platform»
2.Rudky City Council of Lviv Oblast
3.The British Council and the European Union, represented by the European Commission, in the framework of the Strengthening Cross-Sectoral Collaboration for Social Cohesion (SC3) project
Winners of social actions projects competition in Rudky, Lviv Oblast
||Funding within the SC3 project
||Local authority support
||Aim of project
||Equal access to the quality education
||Creating appropriate conditions to ensure equal access to education for disabled people in the school building.
||Ekological trail "Wonderland of the arboretum Rudkivsky"
||Reconstruction of the ekological trail for eco-classes, eco-excursions, useful rest for children and adults, promoting the manifestation of environmental awareness.
||Child with Future
||Improving the resource room for children with special educational needs.
||From active school to active community
||Improve communication between students, parents and teachers through social activities.
||Healthy body healthy mind
||Modern sports ground for preschool children. Involve more children and parents in sports and a healthy lifestyle.
||People's House for Youth
||Create a place for interesting leisure of young people.
||Creation of a children's waiting area
||Creation of a children's waiting area in the outpatient clinic of Rudky.
||Arrange a children's space on the school grounds for leisure and recreation of children.
||Improvement of the main public places in the village of Kolbayevychi
||Improving comfort and maintaining clean roadsides with the involvement of villagers.
||Creating a developmental room for children to spend free time with their parents.
Active Citizens is a social leadership programme that promotes intercultural dialogue and social responsibility. The programme is being implemented by the British Council in Ukraine since 2014.
Organisations – national partners:
1.Kherson Regional Charitable Fund ‘UNION’
2.Non-governmental organisation ‘Strong community’
3.Non-governmental organisation ‘Youth Platform’
The Strengthening Cross-Sectoral Collaboration for Social Cohesion (SC3) project is a 36-month project aimed at effectively addressing development challenges and opportunities at local level through improved cooperation between civil society organisations (CSOs) and local authorities (LAs) in Ukraine. It is funded by EU and the British Council, and delivered by the British Council working with three experienced (CSO) co-applicants and will operate across all of the Government-controlled areas (GCA) of Ukraine, including GCA Donetsk and Luhansk.
European Union, represented by the European Commission
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