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22 November 2021, 07:02

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Over the past 11 years, Moscow has provided real estate to about 800 non-profit organizations. The premises were received by charitable foundations, organizations that provide support to people in difficult life situations, as well as those working in the fields of education and enlightenment, health care, culture and art, physical culture and sports, and patriotic education.

Since 2010, about 800 non-profit organizations (NPO) working for the benefit of society have received areas for work, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Vladimir Efimov

“On the initiative of the Mayor of Moscow, the Moscow Government provides NGOs with comprehensive, including property support. From 2010 to 2021, the City Property Department provided these organizations with 794 non-residential facilities with a total area of ​​302.2 thousand square meters. These are premises and detached buildings located in all districts of the capital, ”he said.

The most common areas of work of socially oriented NGOs in Moscow are support for people in difficult life situations, as well as education and awareness, health care, culture and art, physical culture and sports, and patriotic education.

As the Minister of the Government of Moscow, the head of the Moscow City Property Department Maxim Gaman, This year non-profit organizations working in the field of social support, charity, culture, education and health have received 14 properties for use. Their total area is 18.1 thousand square meters. Most of them – 11 premises with an area of ​​almost 7.4 thousand square meters – are located in the city center. Individual organizations received several premises located in different districts of Moscow.

For example, premises with an area of ​​177.5 square meters on Gogolevsky Boulevard and an area of ​​293.2 square meters on the Entuziastov highway were donated to the Galchonok charitable foundation for free use. This organization provides support to children and young people with organic lesions of the central nervous system and other serious illnesses.

On Maroseyka, premises with a total area of ​​477.7 square meters were donated to the Circle of Kindness fund to support children with severe life-threatening and chronic diseases. And the “Food Fund” Rus “” received about 440 square meters of real estate in a closed joint-stock company, on Bogdanov Street.

In 2020, the winners of the selection for the grant competition or the winners of the Moscow is a good city grant competition were determined. As a result, the Moscow Government transferred 50 city premises with a total area of ​​11 thousand square meters to the capital’s non-profit organizations for free use for three years. Including 17 premises were given for the work of workshops for people with mental and multiple severe disabilities and 33 premises – for the provision of social services. The selection operator was the specialized employment center “My Career”.

“NGOs are important partners of the city in helping those who find themselves in difficult life situations. We strive to ensure that the non-profit sector is represented in the social sphere as widely as possible. After all, only charitable organizations, the volunteer community can point and in detail penetrate into the life situation of each person. Today we see that the premises allocated by the city have allowed non-profit organizations not only to provide assistance to a larger number of Muscovites, but also to expand the number of services for beneficiaries, “she said.

Alexandra Alexandrova, first deputy head of the capital Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population

What other opportunities do NGOs have?

The capital through a wide range of measures helps socially oriented non-profit organizations do good deeds… This is not only free provision of premises, but also competitions for grants, targeted subsidies, subsidies on a competitive basis, educational programs, information support, free provision of equipped workplaces.

“A unique mechanism for supporting NGOs has been created in Moscow – a network of coworking centers. It works on the principle of a service department and provides the NGO employees with premises and services free of charge. These include spaces for office work and organizing events, professional advice, printing and photography services, and much more. The premises and services that we provide are in great demand among NPOs, ”she noted

Ekaterina Dragunova, chairman of the city Public Relations and Youth Policy Committee

For 20 years now, there has been a competition for grants of the Mayor of Moscow for non-profit organizations that can be directed to the implementation of social projects. During this time, more than 2.5 thousand NGOs have provided assistance. This year, 872 organizations participated in the competition, more than 170 of them get city support

For non-profit organizations, the conditions for participating in competitions for grants are being simplified, and the amount of assistance is increasing. For example, this year, within the framework of the competition for grants for socially oriented NGOs “Moscow is a good city”, the minimum grant for one organization was increased to one million rubles. The minimum period for registration as a legal entity was reduced from one and a half years to one year, and letters of guarantee from co-executors of the project were canceled for filing an application and many other requirements were simplified. Changes to the competition procedure made taking into account the wishes and recommendations of the NGO. Applications for participation in the competition of grants “Moscow is a good city” were submitted 506 organizationsThe winners will be announced on November 30th.

Everyone can contribute to the work of socially oriented NGOs today. To do this, has created charity service… To make a donation, now you don’t even need to enter your login and password. You just need to select the charity program you like on the funds page and click the “Help” button, without registering and authorizing. Citizens can donate to sick children, veterans, people with disabilities and animals.

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