#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Nornickel announced the start of a new competition aimed at supporting local initiatives of the indigenous small-numbered peoples of Taimyr in December last year. Applications are accepted until February 25, and the results of the competition will be announced at the end of March.
Experts have already conducted field seminars on social design and master classes on filling out an application for the competition participants. In total, the World of Taimyr presents four nominations that cover different spheres of the indigenous minorities’ life, including traditional economic activities, cultural and linguistic heritage, identification and support of gifted children, ecology, development of alternative sources of energy and heat, and much other.
“We hope that the competition will give a new impetus to the search for solutions to urgent problems of local communities and create a long-term positive effect for the sustainable development of the region”, said Igor Sukhotin, director of the Nornickel social policy department.
At the same time, non-profit organizations of the indigenous peoples of Taimyr, family tribal communities, state and municipal institutions registered and operating in the Taimyr municipal district can apply for grants up to 6.5 million rubles to support socially useful initiatives.
Applications for the competition are accepted until February 25, and the results are planned to be announced on March 31. The winners will be awarded on the Reindeer Herder’s Day in April.
As a reminder, since 2013, representatives of the indigenous minorities have been actively participating in the social projects competition of the World of New Opportunities Nornickel charity program, which is being implemented in three regions: Krasnoyarsk region, Murmansk region and Transbaikalia. In addition, support for the indigenous peoples of the North is included in the Norilsk Nickel Development Strategy until 2030. The company will allocate two billion rubles to support the indigenous minorities over the next five years.
Text: Mikhail Tuaev, Photo: taimyr24.ru