Within the framework of Educational Grants Program young people entered to the universities on contract basis have an opportunity to pay their tuition fees with the Fund’s grant. Since 2005, 662 gifted students have become winners of the Program, for 400 the most actives the payment of the tuition has been annually prolonged. Total number of student applied for the program is 12000. 1,735 bln soums have been provided in grants.
The Program of Scholarships for the Gifted Students is directed to encourage and support talented and active young people studying at 2, 3 and 4 courses. The most active students get prolongation of scholarships. Since 2006, more than 9700 students took part in the contest and 717 of them became winners. 207 of the students get the prolongation. 358 mln soums worth of stipends have been made available.
Sport Grants Program is directed to encourage and support talented and active young sportsmen. Within the framework of the project «The Champions’ Forum» young perspective sportsmen have been allocated grants since April 2007. During the 2007-2012 238 sports grants were allocated for total amount more than 65 mln sums.
Since 2006 Pedagogical Grants Program have been organized. Within the framework of the project monetary encouragements are given to teachers and scientific employees, and also grants are allocated for realization of innovative projects in the education field. Since 2006 the Project has involved 6632 teachers. 347 of them have become winners. Totally 261,74 million sums were allocated.
Within the Bazar-Art exhibition-fair the “Mekhr Nuri” Foundation presented 7 grants totaling 30 mln soums to craftsmen, who became laureates of the exhibition. The grants were aimed at the further development of the handicrafts, revival of disappearing types of applied arts and traditional forms of arts in Uzbekistan.
Launched by the Fund Forum and the Social Initiative Support Fund (SISF), the program is aimed at providing financial support for socially significant projects initiated by regional NGOs to step up efforts to address social issues.
120 NGOs have been provided 569 mln soums worth of grants to be channelled into social project implementation.
The annual Young Entrepreneurs Support Program was launched in 2008 by Kelajak ovozi YIC in collaboration with the Social Initiatives Support Fund (SISF), the British Council in Uzbekistan, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan, and Microcreditbank. The program aims to draw the youth to small business and provide financial support to budding businessmen. Since 2010, the Fund Forum has been allocating grants in an effort to support the Program alumni and leading young entrepreneurs (as determined by the analysis of financial report provided). 40 mln soums have been provided in grants.
Project aims to introduce renewable sources of energy to Uzbekistan`s system of energy provision by installing module systems that run on solar and wind energy. The systems would be set up within farming households and objects of social significance.
Since the project was launched two years ago, fifteen target facilities in 8 Uzbek regions have been fitted with alternative energy source equipment to the tune of 270 million soums.
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