In 2021 the regional competition of local and regional development projects "Together into the future" is held in a new format. The participants are of the two categories: projects initiated by councils of villages, settlements and cities, including community cooperation, and, projects of public organizations partnering with local governments under the condition of mandatory involvement of utility companies, institutions and establishments of the Kharkiv Regional Council.

29 utility companies and institutions of the Kharkiv Regional Council joined the competition. Totally, 66 projects were registered for the overall amount exceeding UAH 80 million, including the UAH 47.7 million co-financed from the regional budget.

Based on areas of implementation and industries, the projects were presented as follows:

- Educational projects - 14 (21%);
- Landscaping, environmental protection and purchase of equipment - 6 projects (9%);
- Development of physical culture and sports - 5 projects (7%);
- Social projects – 10 (15%);
- Development of culture and arts – 22 (34%);
- Healthcare – 9 (14).

A total of 25 projects were registered in the first category, for a total of 35.3 million hryvnias, of which the 16.9 million hryvnias were co-financed from the regional budget.

The category II included 41 projects totaling in 44.9 million hryvnias, of which the 30.5 million hryvnias were co-financed from the regional budget.

However, in case with 12 projects the submitted documentation did not meet the conditions of the new Provision on regional competition of local and regional development projects "Together into the future", which was approved for 2021. Currently, the assessment is underway for 54 projects, of which: Kharkiv district - 16 projects, Chuhuiv district - 12 projects, Loziv district and Bohodukhiv district - 7 projects per each, Krasnograd, Kupyansk and Izyum districts - 4 projects per each. The implementation of the winning projects, which will soon be determined by the Competition Committee, should begin in April.

“Landscaping, purchase of equipment, solving of water supply problems, arrangement of sports grounds, installation of street surveillance systems – this is not a complete list of community needs that can be provided in settlements through the regional competition "Together into the future" and by receiving real co-financing funds from the regional budget. I would like to wish all those who already have experience in this competition and those who joined it for the first time, be successful and continue their activity. I am convinced that it is only by working together, using existing opportunities and attracting new resources that we can make a better and more comfortable life for all. Community ideas need and will be supported!”, Artur Tovmasyan, Chairman of the Kharkiv Regional Council, emphasized.

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