Prague councilors discussed the proposal to provide subsidies in the Program for the Support of the Use of Leisure Time of Children and Youth for 2022. In total, they will allocate more than 40 million crowns for this purpose.
The money can be used by organizations for rentals and maintenance
Non-profit organizations dedicated to children and young people in their free time draw funds from this program. The money can be used for rent, operating costs, maintenance of clubhouses, clubs and sports grounds.
“Subsidies to support leisure activities play a very important role in Prague, especially in ensuring the financially demanding operation of individual children’s and youth circles and clubs, which play a significant role in suppressing negative phenomena and crime. The current system of allocating funds, including the conclusion of one-year grant agreements with selected applicants, is satisfactory and corresponds to the variability of requirements in this area. “ said in a press release for education Vít Šimral.
The program also supports trips abroad
The subsidy program also supports suburban camps, weekend events and camps outside the capital. Event organizers for children who do not belong to any organization can also apply for funding. “For this target group, support is also focused on so-called open activities, which take place in the form of one-off events. The support is also aimed at the participation of children’s and youth groups in presentations and competitions abroad and on the education of workers working with children and youth in the field of leisure activities. “ writes in the report of the municipality.
Subsidies for projects for which more than 200,000 crowns will be requested will still be approved by Prague’s deputies.