Competitions and Grants

Focus on the Family All-Russian Competition

Implementation of sponsored projects 15 May – 15 November 2018


In 2016-2017, the Focus on the Family competition sponsored 40 projects from 35 provinces whose teams received training in practices for implementing mentoring, in solutions for preventing parents from giving up their biological and foster, in working with families that foster HIV-positive children, and in bringing back together children and their biological families.

Their training completed, the participants put their newly gained expertise to practical use, implementing approaches or solutions.

The organizers believe it important that the best practices in childhood protection be made not only available but also serve as effective tools for professionals and in family life, and facilitate sustainable development and children’s well-being.

The Focus on the Family competition caters to the real needs of professionals. That is why there is no deadline for entries.

Purpose of the competition

Improve the accessibility, availability, accessibility, affordability and quality of professional assistance to families and children in the context of prevention of social orphanhood and the fostering of orphaned and abandoned children in the RF.

Areas of focus

  • Facilitate the distribution and implementation in Russia of practices (models, procedures, methodologies, services etc.) that have proved effective in preventing social orphanhood and in fostering orphaned and parentless children;
  • Improve the knowledge and skills of childhood professionals and foster family communities in the area of prevention of social orphanhood and fostering of orphaned and abandoned children (including children with disabilities, teenagers and siblings);
  • Facilitate the application and implementation of new knowledge and skills in the business processes of organizations addressing social orphanhood;
  • Facilitate cross-training by childhood professionals and representatives from foster family communities.

Competition stages

Competition announcement

28 February 2018

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Advice to entrants on preparing entries. Receipt of competition entries

From 28 February 2018 until notice of competition completion

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Completion of the competition (when the allocated funding is expended)

Date to be announced separately

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Initial, technical screening of entries. Notification of results to the entrant

Within 5 working days after receipt of competition entry

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Expert evaluation

Within 10 working days after screening

Meeting of the competition panel to identify winning projects

Monthly (provided there are shortlisted entries)

Announcement of competition outcome

Within 3 working days after competition panel meeting

Execution of sponsorship contracts with the winners

Within 10 working days after the announcement of competition outcome

Implementation of sponsored projects

15 May – 15 November 2018

Progress reporting under sponsorship contracts

By 30 November 2018

Implementation of new practices (models, procedures, methodologies, services) or their elements in business processes. Monitoring and assessment of results of the sponsored projects

Within 6 months after project completion

Contact persons for competition-related questions:

Olga Bortsova,

tel.: 8 (812) 777-03-57, +7 (921) 413-83-81;

Marina Nesterova,

tel.: 8 (812) 777-03-57, +7 (921) 183-15-35;