On 20 February, Aleksandr Brechalov, Head of the Republic of Udmurtia, and Ksenia Frank, Chair of the Timchenko Foundation’s Supervisory Board, inked a cooperation agreement on cultural and sports projects. The signing ceremony was hosted by the Permanent Delegation of the Head of the Udmurt Republic to the RF President in Moscow. The total project financing in the first year of implementation will be about 20 mln roubles. Of which nearly 13 mln roubles is allocated for project implementation by the Timchenko Foundation.
The model developed by the Timchenko Foundation will be used to implement the Cultural Mosaic programme in the Udmurt Republic in an attempt to identify individuals and entities capable of directing the growth of their communities and creating a more congenial living and working environment. The participating projects will be invited to pass four yearly stages. The project will be joined by the towns of Mozhga and Kambarka, plus 25 rural districts. When fully completed, the program is expected to bring out the potential of sociocultural projects and deliver stable affiliate networks capable not only of supporting but of reviving small communities.
The Timchenko Foundation will sponsor in Udmurtia the Good Ice programme for the promotion of children’s amateur hockey as regards upskilling coaches, organizing and holding hockey tournaments, including local urban events, providing teams with sports supplies and gear and promoting junior sledge hockey. Starting 2020, Udmurtia will be officially a participating state in the Good Ice and Hockey for All competitions as well as hosting the opening of the Good Ice Cup.
As part of the Chess at Schools project, the Timchenko Foundation and the Chess Federation of Russia will sponsor Russia’s second chess teaching resource centre.
“Udmurtia has for a number of years been taking part in the projects and competitions of the Timchenko Foundation. I am confident that this agreement will a give new impetus for further growth in the region through culture and children’s sports”, Aleksandr Brechalov, Head of the Udmurt Republic, said about the agreement.
“In all our projects we focus on sustainability. Cultural Mosaic, which targets enthusiasts and local communities, has given a good account of itself over the 6 years it’s been around. We welcome the initiative of the republic’s authorities, their desire and willingness to extend the programme from private to state level”, Ksenia Frank, Chair of the Timchenko Foundation’s Supervisory Board, said in comment.