First Contest Stage Saw 52 Applications Submitted

Togliattiazot has completed accepting applications for the first stage of the Chemistry of Kindness contest aimed at allocating grants for the implementation of social initiatives for Togliatti and Stavropol District organizations. Over the first stage, which lasted from January 1 through April 30, 52 initiatives from more than 40 organizations were submitted for a total of more than 13 million rubles.

The projects cover a wide range of social work areas, from helping children with developmental disabilities to patriotic education of young people, from theatrical performances to the rescue of stray animals.

Commenting on the submitted materials, Yulia Petrenko, Deputy General Director and Public Relations Director of Togliattiazot Corporation CJSC, noted: “We are impressed with the activity of the city's organizations, it appears they have waited for something like that to participate in and have now simply jumped at the opportunity. At this stage, we can see that the thoroughness of the applicants’ materials varies significantly, a thing we believe will level up as the project develops. Nevertheless, it is great to see that here in Togliatti people have so many ideas on how to make the life of the citizens better, more vibrant and interesting. I hope that with the help from TOAZ, many of them will be brought to life.

Currently, we are processing the applications and selecting the candidates who will defend their projects before the expert council. The results of the first stage will be announced at the end of June. At the same time, we are accepting applications for the second stage of the competition. The projects submitted will be reviewed from October 1 to November 15.

TOAZ PJSC first presented its Chemistry of Kindness contest of social initiatives in 2019. The aim of the project is to support significant initiatives aimed at solving urgent problems of the region and developing its social and cultural environment.

Within the framework of the contest, throughout this year TOAZ will allocate grants of 50 thousand to 400 thousand rubles for the implementation of social and cultural projects in the city of Togliatti and the Stavropol District of the Samara Region.

The Chemistry of Kindness contest is open to non-profit, non-governmental and public organizations, charitable foundations, state and municipal budget organizations and local authorities. The organizers expect projects aimed at solving problems in such areas as development of social support and protection for citizens, education, science, culture, art, physical culture and popular sports, friendly urban environment, environmental initiatives and volunteer movements.

Togliattiazot implements a number of social, charitable and environmental projects that provide proper, safe and healthy working conditions for its employees, and at the same time improve the quality of life for all residents of the key region where the company operates.

Within the framework of TOAZ’s Literary Orchestra and Chemistry of the Word educational projects, famous lecturers come to Togliatti to acquaint citizens with various branches of science and culture, give lectures on psychology, biology, philology, neurology, and literature. The Literary Orchestra project (a series of lectures and verbatim performances on Russian classical literature) was recognized as a project of the year in Togliatti in 2017.

In 2018, TOAZ was the first Russian company to announce a corporate project to develop skills for people nearing retirement age, dubbed the Chemistry of Experience. As part of this project, citizens of Samara and the Samara Region can improve their English language and computer skills, as well as obtain important information about the labour market, career guidance tips and recommendations on starting up their own business.

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