State to allocate KZT 200 mln to support Kazakhstani NGOs in 2016

05 August 2016, 22:41

In 2016  Kazakhstan has allocated more than 200 million tenge for implementation of government grants. The first contest of the state grant provides accepting applications from NGOs from all over Kazakhstan before 16 August 2016.

"This year for the implementation of government grants, more than 200 million tenge was allocated. Each of the 11 projects involves funding from 14 to 30 million tenge. This is a fairly large projects for non-governmental organizations, "  chairman of the Center for Support of Civil Initiatives Nurlan Uteshev said during an information meeting for the representatives of NGO.

According to N. Uteshev to control the resources allocated for the grants, the department of fund monitoring has been created. It is expected that experts will travel for inspection of financing the project activities in regions.

Meanwhile, in order to carry out tender procedures, an expert committee involving the NGO and deputies of the Mazhilis was created.

"The center will work on implementation of government grants. We plan to attract potential international organizations and businesses to ensure equitable development of effective inter-sectoral collaboration. Our goal is to become an equal partner for all stakeholders in civil society development in Kazakhstan," Uteshev noted.

During the event, CISC representatives also covered in detail the process of writing applications for the competition, discussed criteria for selecting projects and answered questions from the participants.