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GRANT COMPETITION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WAS LAUNCHED IN KAZAKHSTAN

In 2019, Samruk-Kazyna Trust allocated 150 million tenge for the AREKET grants competition. Any interested non-profit organization can apply for a grant of up to 3 million tenge for the development of social entrepreneurship within the framework of the competition.

 

Competitive grants are part of a large-scale AREKET project which was launched to develop a culture of social entrepreneurship among non-profit organizations in Kazakhstan. Representatives of Kazakhstani non-profit organizations will be able to complete the educational program “Incubator” and win a grant of up to 3 million tenge within the framework of this project.

The competition will be organized in three stages.

First stage:

June 3 – June 30, 2019, NPO members submit applications in accordance with the regulations on competition for grants. Applications for the Competition shall be sent in electronic form to areket.skt@gmail.com.

July 1 – July 15, 2019 Samruk-Kazyna Trust will conduct a primary selection of applications.

Second stage:

July 16 to August 1, 2019. NPOs that passed to the second stage shall submit detailed applications which will be selected by the competition commission. The competition commission will include experts from the government agencies, international organizations, social and business sectors.

Third stage:

August 13 - 16, 2019, following the results of the selection, NGOs will take part in the three-day educational program “Incubator” in Nur-Sultan city, including social entrepreneurship training: social impact, innovation, self-sufficiency, financial sustainability, business planning, PR and marketing, etc. with the further defence of projects before the Competition Commission.

After the defence of projects, the competition commission will identify grantees who will implement their project in the field of social entrepreneurship.

All expenses for participation in training are covered by the Samruk-Kazyna Trust.

 

Before the start of the grant competition, representatives of Samruk-KazynaTrust will hold outreach meetings in all regions of the country:

May 13 - Kyzylorda;

May 14 - Taldykorgan, Turkestan;

May 15 - Shymkent, Uralsk, Kostanay;

May 16 - Kokshetau;

May 17 - Almaty;

May 20 - Aktobe;

May 21 - Atyrau;

May 22 - Karaganda, Taraz;

May 24 - Aktau;

May 27 - Petropavlovsk;

May 29 - Pavlodar;

May 31 - Ust-Kamenogorsk;

June 3 - Nur-Sultan.

Provisions of the grants' competition and additional information can be found at www.sk-trust.kz/ru in the section "AREKET".

NPOs that have questions on stages and application submission can contact us by phone: +7 (7172) 57 63 05, 24 80 14, 57 65 41 (calls are accepted from 09:00 to 18:30, Nur-Sultan time) or by e-mail areket.skt@gmail.com .

For media issues: +7 (7172) 57 66 02

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