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Information on youth projects

1) Is it possible to implement project in 1 (2, 3, 4,5) month?

No, all the projects should be designed for a six-months duration period.

3) Can I leave the project due to moving home?

This is objectionable, because you will not be able to fulfil the new knowledge and skills. In this case it is required to inform the responsible organization immediately in order to terminate the Project agreement, the agreement shall include termination procedures in accordance with the laws of the RK.

4) Is it possible to replace the participant, who left the project?

In majority of cases participants shall not be replaced. Therefore, it is recommended to provide a team of 4 (or 5) people taking into account the probability that one of the participants may wish to leave the project. Thus, the rest 3 (or 4) participants would be able to proceed the project. The project cannot be implemented by a group of 2 people.

5) What kind of projects shall be supported?

Ideas of social projects are not limited. You may offer any socially significant initiatives. You may focus on but not limit to the following:

  • education projects (projects, aimed at the development of highly educated, professional and competitive society);
  • healthy lifestyle and sport (projects, aimed at the development and propaganda of the mass sport, healthy lifestyle, support of initiatives concerning sports and healthy eating propaganda);
  • culture and leisure (projects, aimed at support and development of creative initiatives, building leisure spaces for various categories of population).
  • patriotism and citizen activism (projects, aimed at fostering moral and patriotic values; development of active citizenship and raising the legal awareness)
  • family values and traditions (projects, aimed at strengthening the family, preservation and promotion of national traditions)
  • ecology and urban improvement (projects, aimed at developing ecological awareness, adoption of energy-efficient technologies into community life, development and support of initiatives focusing on the improvement of local areas);
  • science and technology (projects, aimed at developing innovative thinking, motivating the young people to engage in scientific and experimental activities);
  • tourism (projects, aimed at developing domestic tourism, and at exploring the natural and historical heritage of the motherland);
  • village development (projects, aimed at building a positive attitude towards the rural area and to village lifestyle, providing comfortable living conditions for the village population);
  • volunteer initiatives (projects, aimed at engaging different categories of population in the volunteer activity, at promotion of principles of selfless service to society) etc.

6) Can I apply for a project, which is not included in the list of key fields of the youth projects?

Yes, the project does not put any limits regarding the field, the only compulsory requirement – is that the project should be social, it should bring positive changes into the life of the city, village and local population.

7) Where can I find the information on how to write a social project?

During the grant competition seminars on developing a social project open to all will be held in each region. The seminar shall help you to define the field and the content of your project. To take part in a seminar you will need to register first.

Seminars shall be held between March 15 and April 14 – you and your team will be able to register and participate in the seminar, which would help you to write the project in a due way. The registration is available via personal account or at the regional office. You will not be able to participate without prior registration – the number of applications is limited. Each region shall hold 50 seminars approximately – follow the schedule on the portal, campaign posters and our social pages.

Seminars are held by experienced trainers. They will help you to define the objective, action plan and the budget of your project.

You can also ask for consultation at our regional office or the host organization in your region. Contacts of the regional offices and host organizations are available on our website.

9) Who can I refer to in case difficulties during the project implementation occur?

You can contact the Call-Centre of the Coordinating Agency on 8 800 080 15 20, and all the required information or a consultation with the specialist will be provided. For consultations on providing reports during the project implementation you can contact the regional office of the Coordinating Agency.

10) Can I meet the regional coordinator in my region?

There is a regional office of the Coordinating Agency in your region. You can meet the regional coordinator for organizational support or consultation. You can also contact the Grants Manager or Education Manager for support. Contacts of the regional office of Coordinating Agency are available on our site.

11) Where can I find information about the Project?

Official sources of information on the project are the website: zhasproject.kz and personal accounts of participants and social pages: https://www.facebook.com/zhasproject/, https://vk.com/zhasproject, https://www.instagram.com/zhasproject/

14) What happens to the Project, when the grant funding ends (after 6 months)?

The second phase of the training program provides seminars on fund raising and project sustainability. Trainers will do targeted work on each project and will advise participants the possible ways of proceeding the project when grand funding stops.