Grants/ Ãëàâíàÿ / Russkiy Mir Foundation / Grants
- projects focused on the promotion of the Russian language both throughout Russia and foreign countries
- cultural and humanitarian projects.
- teaching the Russian language, including teaching it as a non-mother or foreign language
- advanced training and additional training of Russian language and literature teachers
- developing of new training packages, teaching aids, textbooks, and other materials in order to help Russian language and literature teachers to learn the Russian language
- developing of multimedia educational resources and distance teaching system for teaching and learning the Russian language and literature
- founding and supporting Russian language schools
- arranging of Russian language and literature Olympiads and contests
- promoting the Russian language and literature through mass media
- conducting linguistic research dealing with the Russian language
- arranging of forums, conferences, round tables, festivals, holidays and other events aimed at the promotion of the Russian language and literature both throughout Russia and foreign countries.
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- issuing and promoting of Russian speaking mass media and other information resources dealing with the preservation and promotion of the Russian World’s values
- making and publishing of monographs, books, albums as well as making films on the Russian World and its outstanding representatives
- arranging of forums, conferences, round tables, and seminars dealing with the study of Russia, its history and culture and their place in the world civilization
- arranging of thematic festivals, holidays, exhibitions, contests etc.
- arranging other types of cultural and humanitarian studies and events
According to the checklist of the documents enclosed with the grant application form and content requirements for them (the document is available on the Russkiy Mir Foundation website), the Grantseeker is to enclose with the grant application form the carbon copies of the following documents:
1) Individual Grantseeker regardless of citizenship: passport;
2) ) Russian juridical person as Grantseeker: extract from the unified state register of legal entities dated 6 months at the latest since it was sent off to the Russkiy Mir Foundation; letter confirming that the organization is not under restructuring or dissolution;
3)Foreign juridical person as Grantseeker: extract from the state register (either administrative or judicial registration authority) dated 6 months at the latest since it was sent off to the Russkiy Mir Foundation that shall contain the following information:
- information confirming that the Grantseeker is a juridical person;
- Grantseeker’s exact long title, including its form of business ownership as consistent with its statutory documents;
- information confirming that the Grantseeker is a nonprofit organization and representing Grantseeker’s statutory goals and types of activity;
- date of the Grantseeker’s establishment (registration);
- list of founders, partners and members of the Grantseeker;
- surname, first name and patronymic and position (regulatory body) of the eligible person who can act on behalf of the Grantseeker with full authority including conclusion of contracts on behalf of the Grantseeker as well as their term of office;
- Grantseeker’s exact address.
In case the legislation of the country in which the Grantseeker that is a foreign juridical person is registered does not provide for issue of the extract referred to in the current section or in case of lack of above mentioned information in the extract, the Grantseeker shall additionally file copies of documents containing required details to the Russkiy Mir Foundation. Depending on the lacking information contained in the extract they might be as following:
- articles (charter, provision, statute or establishment order) of organization (or extract from them) as juridical person;
- act of registration of a juridical person, i. e. act issued by the body of state authority (either administrative or judicial registration authority) on the state registration of the Grantseeker as a juridical person;
- document (minutes, order) confirming the fact of election (appointment) of a person who can act on behalf of the Grantseeker with full authority including conclusion (signing) of contracts on behalf of the Grantseeker.
- letters confirming the project support by international and national professional organizations or associations, scientific institutions, non-governmental and nonprofit organizations, public control and administration authorities or educational institutions;
- Information on the project.
In case the project is supposed to be financed by some other resources, the grant application form is to contain confirmation letters on the project financial support provided by other funding sources such as nonprofit or profit organizations including the exact amount of financing they provide for the project implementation.
The list of unacceptable grant applications dealing with the following projects:
- projects by profit making organizations including nonprofit making organizations having profit making structures as its members;
- projects that won the Foundation’s grants and/or received donations from the Foundation earlier but their recipients did not fulfill their obligations that were to be fulfilled according to the Foundation’s grant regulations relating to the truthfulness, completeness and timeliness of the reporting on the appropriate use of the received funding;
- projects by organizations founded or registered less than a calendar year before they applied for a grant;
- projects that are supposed to make or gain profit;
- projects focused on financing of the activity carried out by nonprofit making organizations as well as on the covering of expenses for the renovations to their premises, assets, establishment of foundations and financing the activity of regulatory and supervisory bodies;
- projects dealing with more than one sphere of activity mentioned in item 1.6. of the Regulations on Grants (âñòàâèòü ññûëêó) provided by the Russkiy Mir Foundation (the document is available on the Russkiy Mir Foundation website) as well as projects dealing with more than one of the directives mentioned in items 1.7. or 1.8. of the Regulations;
- projects by individual persons that are supposed to provide the Grantseeker with pay for the project implementation and/or to cover the Grantseeker’s expenses for involving other individual persons into the project implementation (payment for work, travel expenses, accommodation expenses, meal expenses etc.);
- projects focused on the publication of books, training aids, teaching aids, albums, making films or TV and radio programs or similar programs that are expected to go to the payments of honoraria using the grant funds as well as projects that are supposed to deal with the distribution or screening the materials made using the grant funds on a paid basis;
- projects that are not expected to provide the target group with the project outcomes;
- projects in which the grant sum is given in other currencies instead of Russian rubles, euros or US dollars;
- projects which application form, calculation of costs and project implementation plan are not certified by the signature of the person (either the head of the organization or the Grantseeker who is an individual person) and the seal (if available) of the Grantseeker organization that is a juridical person;
- projects which do not contain calculation of costs and project implementation plan, bank details as well as carbon copies of the supporting documents;
- projects that do not include the original of the grant application form;
- projects which contain the grant application form filled in in a foreign language instead of Russian;
- projects that contain the grant application form that does not correspond the form approved by the Foundation (grant application forms supposed to be filled in by individual and juridical Grantseekers are available on the Russkiy Mir Foundation website).
No. The following expenses are not covered out of the grant fund:
- o expenses associated with the organization’s current activity (utility expenses, office expenses, buildings and facilities repair costs, administrative expenses not related to the project implementation, bank servicing expenses, office rental expenses etc.);
- expenses associated with the purchase of buildings, facilities and other items of immovable property as well as the purchase of movable estate;
- expenses associated with juridical persons’ tax payments (tax on income, profits tax, added-value tax);
- expenses associated with the purchase of communication facilities and mobile service payments;
- expenses associated with buying business class air tickets and railway tickets for travelling by luxurious railroad coach;
- expenses associated with the rent of accommodation in a higher than economy category;
- expenses associated with entertainment programs;
- unforeseen expenses or other expenses not associated with the project implementation;
- expenses of representation;
- payment of prizes in monetary form including projects dealing with the publication of books, training aids, teaching aids, albums, making films or TV and radio programs or similar kind of programs that involve the payments of honoraria using the grant funds as well as expenses associated with the distribution or screening the materials made using the grant funds on a paid basis.
The decision on approving the grant application is made by the Expert Councils of the Foundation.
The Foundation does not set out the grant sum. The applied grant sum is calculated by the Grantseeker.
The Foundation does not set out the duration of granted projects it supports. The project duration is set by the Grantseeker with respect to its content. According to common practice, the average project duration is 6-12 months.
The Foundation does not set up the number of grant applications made by Grantseekers. It is the Grantseeker who decides on their number.
The grants are provided based on competition. With all other conditions being equal, we choose projects with more social significance and directed to achieving practical effect. During the evaluation, the Foundation’s experts use the following criteria:
- Correspondence between the project and the Foundation’s activity, and focus areas which receive financial support;
- Relevance, novelty and innovative approach àêòóàëüíîñòüþ, ability to implement project’s results in the work pf education institutions, NGOs and other organizations supported by the Foundation;
- Target audience interested in the project and its results;
- Substantiation of the required funds;
- Letters of support from international and national professional institutions, associations and organizations, research and development institutions, state authorities, and educational institutions.
- Letter of support from of the financial sources of other NGOS and commercial organizations with information about the amount of funds provided for the project implementation;
- Future prospects for the development of the project and implementation of its outcome after the funding.
An individual person – Grantseeker – applies for a grant independently. We do not accept application for projects of individuals where Grantseekers receive payment for implementation of projects and (or) make payments related with engaging other people in the projects (salary, accommodation, food, etc.). Grantseekers (individual person) can use help provided by special organizations (e.g. publishing, postal, informational and other services).
The Foundation transfers the funds according to the grant agreement and rules established by the Foundation.
On time, provided by the grant agreement, the Grantseeker shall provide the Foundation with a report about the use of financial resources. The reports shall have information about the results of the project’s implementation (substantial reports), as well as financial report about the use of funds supported by the copies of initial accounting documents to prove the use of funds. The report shall be done upon a form provided on the Foundation’s website.
Projects aimed at publishing books, learning materials, resource materials, albums, feature films, TV and radio programs can be covered by the Foundation’s grants – prepress and printing costs during the publication process of the materials that will be in full sent to NGOs (according to the List provided by the Foundation) at no cost. Grant can be used for covering filming, montage, voice-over, permit for lease provided that the audiences agreed with the Foundation will be able to see these films free of charge. Royalty fees shall not be covered by the grant.
The Foundation provide no written or oral explanations of motives while decision making. Moreover, the Foundation does not inform Grantseekers in person that their application had been rejected. Information about application will be provided on the Foundation’s website (section “Grants”, “Application status”).
Information about grant applications submitted to the Foundation is given on the Foundation’s website (section “Grants”, “Application status”). You can search information by the name of the Grantseeker, or you can send a direct request to [email protected], or call our Grant management division at the Foundation