Competition launched to host events

Dec 04, 2020 at 11:39 • Older generation

The Good Stories Charitable Foundation with support from the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko, the Third Age Alliance and in coordination with the Good City of St Petersburg Charitable Foundation announces the launch of a competition to host events as part of the Immediate Circle programme. Entries will be accepted between 4 and 25 December 2020. The winners will be announced not later than 25 January 2021.

The events competition aims to promote community care practices, build up infrastructure for helping senior citizens and develop a regional interface between the public authorities, non-profits, businesses and local communities.

The competition winners will receive funding to hold roundtables, expert workshops, presentations of best practices and brainstorming sessions focused on non-governmental elder care. The events must target a broad spectrum of players, including non-profits, government agencies, the media, businesses, action groups etc. The grants are capped at 100,000 roubles. The competition forms  the website at

“The most important thing is that the events should make it clear that elderly care is not parallel narratives of different agencies and entities, but a single whole, where all participants see each other, interface and work in tandem within an integrated system. How to do it, that is the question. We put a premium on the best practices in elderly care; such practices are available in the provinces; they must be showcased, supported and promoted. We very much hope that the decisions that will be taken following the events will affect the future of community elderly care in general in this country and in each state,” says Tatiana Akimova, executive director of the Good Stories CF.

For a consultation, please contact Oksana Kremenitskaya, the grant  of the Good Stories CF, at 8 (846) 207-52-53 or

The Immediate Circle programme is designed to promote and support sustainable social practices in elder care in the family, neighbourhood and local community. The events competition is the third module of the programme. The first module, a practices competition, provided backing for 52 projects from 8 federal districts in the RF. The second module, a research competition, is still up and running and keeps pulling in professional writers on the best practices in social care for senior citizens.