For the contest «Volunteer of Russia» has received over seven thousand applications

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny Odinokogo volunteer. Archival photoFor the contest «Volunteer of Russia» has received over seven thousand applications© RIA Novosti / Evgeny Odinokov

More than 7 thousand applications were registered for participation in the national competition «Volunteer of Russia», reported the press service of the Ministry of culture of Russia on Friday.

«The fifteenth of August will be completed accepting applications for participation in the national competition «Volunteer of Russia». Currently, the platform «Volunteer of Russia» was 7084 application. The event aimed to support the volunteer leaders and their projects, is a key event of the year of the volunteer (volunteer)», — stated in the message.

The grant Fund of 15 million rubles. Participants can be both legal and natural persons from 8 to 14 and from 14 to 17 years. As explained in the press service, the applications are submitted in the categories: «Inspired by the (art)» — projects cultural orientation; «helping children» projects, aimed at assisting children in difficult situation; «Born to help» — associated with supporting vulnerable people; «Confident in the future» — aimed at the preservation of historical memory; «all Around me» — associated with the organization of a comfortable urban environment.

The competition consists of three stages. The first, regional, stage, which runs until October 1, 2018, is face-to-face defence of the projects before the expert panel. The deadline for nominations is August 15 on the platform of EIS «Volunteer of Russia». Until October 9, 2018, the organizing Committee will publish the list of winners of the regional stage, held on the second, distant, stage. The final competition of the award «Volunteer of Russia-2018» will take place on 5 December 2018 at the all-Russian forum of volunteers, said the Ministry.

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