The Social and Cultural Projects Contest, supported by Uralkali, aims to identify socially meaningful initiatives among the NGOs and municipal institutions of the Usolsky municipal district. This year, 16 projects have been named as winners.
Among them are the “Scarlet Beads” and “Together We Are Strong” projects aimed at supporting veterans from remote settlements in the Usolsky district and helping disabled people become more active. A number of projects have been set up to support youth associations and to develop sightseeing and tourist activities. The developers of the “We Want To! We Can! We Do!” and “Welcome to the Fairy Tale” projects strive to “preserve spiritual, moral and family values, including in families with disabled children”.
During the event, the creators of the projects implemented through Uralkali grants presented the progress of their work so far.
Konstantin Beloglazov, General Director of Uralkali-Remont, Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Perm region, commented:
The Company strives to communicate constructively with local communities. The long-standing social partnership between Uralkali and the Usolsky municipal district is aimed at creating a comfortable environment and improving the living conditions of the population. I am sure that the Uralkali grant programme supporting the Social and Cultural Projects Contest has helped to identify the potential for improving the territory of the municipality, which will make it even more prosperous and attractive.
Uralkali provides annual charitable support to the Usolsky municipal district, in particular by financing “Stroganov Mile” the Perm regional snowkiting championship, and the “Bells of Russia” International Festival. In 2015, Uralkali allocated funds for the improvement and landscaping of the central square in Usolye, as well as for the restoration of the monument to V. Elkin, a Hero of the Soviet Union, in honour of the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the 2nd World War.
In 2016, the Company allocated funds for the gas pipeline planning in the historical part of Usolye to support and develop cultural heritage sites. Uralkali also assisted educational institutions of the district in their preparations for the new school year.
Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the world’s largest potash producers and exporters. The Company’s assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore-treatment mills situated in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Territory, Russia). Uralkali employs ca.11,000 people (in the main production unit). Uralkali’s shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange.