The final of the contest “We Are the City” organized by integrated iron and steel works “Zaporizhstal” took place on the 20th of June 2013. This contest was devoted to the search of the best social projects among social, municipal institutions and residents. 14 winners who developed the best projects focused on improvement of quality and comfort level of social environment of Zaporozhye won grants in amount of 50 thous. UAH each for implementation of their projects.
The social contest “We Are the City” announced by integrated iron and steel works “Zaporizhstal” started in March 2013 and aroused great interest of institutions, organizations and residents of Zaporozhye. 130 applications from social organizations, municipal institutions and self-motivated residents of Zaporozhye were taken, 2 trainings for social project planning with the participation of Foundation “Development of Ukraine” were organized, and projects presentations were done by the competitors within three months. During four sessions of expert council the technical examination and evaluation of applications were done and 14 projects — winners of the contest were determined.
“Initially it was planned to determine 10 winners of the contest and to give grants for a total amount of 500 thous. UAH” — the General Director of integrated iron and steel works “Zaporizhstal” Rostislav Shurma comments on the results of the contest. — “While deciding the winners we concluded to increase the quantity of projects to 14 and the total amount for these projects implementation to 700 thous. UAH, taking into consideration the great popularity of our contest among concerned and self-motivated residents of Zaporozhye.”
The projects which became the winners of the contest were divided into four main groups: creation of comfortable living conditions in Zaporozhye, help to socially disadvantaged population groups, popularization of sports and healthy lifestyle, support and development of educational, cultural and creative initiatives. Among them are: the project for the construction of children’s playgrounds; organization of the festival “Wood carving” in Dubovaya roscha, the festival of healthy lifestyle “Street workout”; the carrying out of street football championship; the project of computer literacy teaching of the aged, creation of the site of drawings of Zaporozhean children, the arrangement of central library for children named after M.Androsov and other useful initiatives. All projects according to the terms of the contest must be implemented by the winners until the end of the year 2013.