From December 7 to 10, 2020, community-level online pitching took place in Tyachiv UTC, Zakarpattia 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 offline or online 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 Tyachiv UTC 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 11 May 2021. Reporting on implemented projects is provided until 11 June 2021.
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 might 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 festivals, 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 Tyachiv City Council
- UAH 150,000 was provided by the British Council in Ukraine
Local Pitching Organisers:
- NGO «Youth Platform»
- Tyachiv City Council
- 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 Tyachiv UTC
||British Council funding
||Local authority support
||Aim of project
||Inclusive festival 'Creativity without limits'
||Carrying out of the social and art festival to increase the level of physical and intellectual development of disabled children of the Tyachiv territorial community.
||Festival of Fine Arts 'Dialogue with Masters'
||Holding an exhibition of paintings, art ceramics and a series of open-air workshops for the promotion and development of fine arts.
||Easter Egg Festival
||Educating the younger generation in the spirit of patriotism by involving them in the Easter celebration events.
||Festival 'LAZY SPORT'
||Holding a sports festival for healthy lifestyle promotion, the formation of physical activity and positive motivation in students and parents with children.
||International Greco-Roman wrestling tournament 'Tyachiv Cup'
||Holding an international tournament 'Tyachiv Cup' to encourage children to play sports, lead a healthy lifestyle and promote Greco-Roman wrestling.
||Military-patriotic game 'Falcon' ('Jura')
||Conducting an entertaining military-patriotic game 'Falcon' ('Jura') for the development of children and youth aged 11 to 16 and to ensure quality leisure in Tyachiv UTC.
||Children's festival of folk and modern dance 'Rhythms of the Carpathian Mountains'
||Promoting the preservation of cultural heritage in the form of expressions 'folk and modern dance' and increasing public interest in choreographic art by organizing a children's festival of folk and modern dance 'Rhythms of the Carpathian Mountains'.
||Carrying out of races of kids during Mother's Day celebration for raising of community image and carrying out of high-quality leisure of inhabitants of Tyachiv UTC.
||Playground 'Our dream'
||Installation of a modern playground to ensure interesting and safe leisure time for children.
||A series of competitions for children and disabled youth ' Let's integrate together!'
||Conducting a series of inclusive table tennis games to reduce the level of psychological barriers between disabled children and their peers on the territory of Tyachiv UTC.
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:
- Kherson Regional Charitable Fund ‘UNION’
- Non-governmental organisation ‘Strong community’
- 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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