The Program aims to enhance the tourist attractiveness of the regions by stimulating local cultural development of communities and generating competitive cultural products. “Culture.Tourism.Regions” program was developed for the joint pilot project of the UCF, USAID Competitive Economy of Ukraine (CEU) Program, SME.DO (Office of Small and Medium Business Development at the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture).
The joint program consists of the following parts:
- Educational part (3-day trainings in Zakarpattia and Odesa regions)
- Project part
- Mentoring during project implementation
Main condition for participation in the educational part: preparation of the project application and participation in the UCF competitive program to receive a grant for its implementation.
Budget of the Program* - UAH 10 million
Maximum grant amount is UAH 500 thousand
Competitive selection calendar and project implementation deadlines
Application form for the educational part: 01.11.2019 – 14.11.2019
Educational part (3-day training and workshops) in Odesa region: 22.11.2019 – 24.11.2019
Educational part (3-day training and workshops) in Zakarpattia region: 29.11.2019 – 01.12.2019
Submission of application packages: 01.12.2019 – 31.01.2020
Project implementation: from the date of signing the Grant Agreement, but no earlier than 1.04.2020 – 30.10.2020
Final reporting: till 30.10.2020
Mentoring during project implementation: no earlier than 1.04.2020 – 30.10.2020
Within the Program the following sector of the cultural and creative industries are supported:
- Cultural and creative industries.
The condition of the project submission to competition is obligatory participation in educational part!
Program products (non-exhaustive list):
- artistic events
- cultural routes
Program applicants may include:
local self-government bodies, including united territorial communities, legal entities of all forms of ownership, individual entrepreneurs (single tax payers of group III), duly incorporated and operating in the territories of Zakarpattia and Odesa regions with experience in the fields of tourism, cultural and creative industries
* The budget of the program may be changed after the final approval of the State Budget of Ukraine for 2020.