We support specialist projects run by non-profit, commercial, religious, local authority and government organisations, which work towards improving older people’s quality of life. Expert grants are awarded on a non-competitive basis. One of the main conditions of our support is that the people developing the project have experience in dealing with senior citizens. A project should also have potential in terms of social impact and capacity for subsequent replication.

Funding Objectives

· To develop the infrastructure of the non-profit and social sectors, enhancing the quality of life of the older generation;

To find innovative solutions in the sphere of social and medical services for the elderly, with the aim of replicating best practice;

To study social, economic and psychological aspects of ageing.

Areas of support

Researching the social, psychological and economic living conditions of elderly Russians;

Developing innovative methods regarding medical rehabilitation, as well as social and psychological adaptation, of the elderly;

Social enterprise directed towards the improvement of pensioners living conditions;

Expert evaluation of services for the elderly;

Sharing Russian and foreign experience of best practice in working with the elderly;

Training social workers and facilitating exchange of experience between specialists from non-governmental and governmental social institutions;

Initiatives by regional specialist organisations to develop local projects promoting an active old age.