2017-08-23 | Where one should find partners and finances for projects?

In three days civil society activists of Poltava region and adjacent regions have elaborated ideas for cooperation and learned to receive financing to make them real. From 27th to 29th of July, 2017 the educational training named “Steps to efficient activism” was being held in Ukraine’s pottery capital – urban village Opishnya.

Thirty public figures and activists from Poltava region and neighbouring regions deepened their competence in fundraising and project management.

"The most appreciable and effective projects are the result of activists’ joined efforts" – Mel’nyk Yuliya, Head of Board, CSO "EKOLTAVA". The event was visited by CSO representatives from Poltava, Dykan’ka, Kyjiv, Sumy, Mykolajiv, Cherkasy region, Uzhhorod, Kam’yans’ke, Kryvyj Rih and Fastiv. Ukrainian Climate Network(UCN) members were the presenters. Camp trainers were Yulia Mel’nyk (CSO “EKOLTAVA”), Oleh Hapon (NECU – Poltava) and Andriy Martynyuk (CSO “Ecoclub”). They spoke to involve more members to UCN and maintain partnership of interregional level.

Andriy have shared his experience of cooperation with big abroad donors, key points to constitute really competitive project plans and elaborating viable projects. CSO “EKOLTAVA” have presented its completed project on sorting salvage in schools “ChystoTak!” and invited all Poltava regional organizations to join helping with its fulfillment. From among the ideas distinguished by the participants as worth donor’s attention were the following: developing informal ecological education in schools, overcoming unemployment within rural areas, creating civil domains and a lot more enlightening events in addition.

CSOs “EKOLTAVA”, “Nature Protection Association of Kremenchuk” together with National Ecological Centre of Ukraine(NECU) within CLEEN and LINK: Local Initiatives for Sustainable Ukraine projects have furthered educating of partner organizations to strengthen common competence in social projects, involving inner and abroad finances for making them possible.

Marharyta Mostova,
Public relations manager, CSO “EKOLTAVA”.

Pictures by Oleksandr Kharchenko


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