18 communities in Ukraine, Moldova to receive grants from UNDP for revitalization

18 communities in Ukraine, Moldova to receive grants from UNDP for revitalization

The European Commission and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have selected 18 communities in Ukraine and Moldova as part of the EU Response and Renewal Grant Program, which will receive funds for the restoration of the urban environment.

This is said in a statement published on the UNDP’s website, Ukrinform reports.

“The European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced the selection of 18 municipalities from Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova under the Call for Local Demonstration Initiatives as part of the EU Response and Renewal Grant Programme aimed at revitalizing and supporting the recovery of local economies and communities impacted by Russia’s war on Ukraine,” the statement says.

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It is stressed that the financial increase of EUR 1.8 million, under the auspices of the M4EG Facility network, provides directs support to the selected cities in Ukraine and Moldova. A total of 70% of the grant component will be available to Ukrainian local authorities and 30 % to local authorities in Moldova.

Seven cities were selected under Lot 1 (Response and Immediate Recovery), namely Chortkiv (Ternopil region), Hlukhiv (Sumy region), Kamianets-Podilskyi (Khmelnytskyi region), Slavuta (Khmelnytskyi region), Velyka Oleksandrivka (Kherson region) from Ukraine, and Carpineni and

As part of Lot 2 (Renewal and Anticipation), the following 11 cities were selected: Bucha (Kyiv region), Chernivtsi, Kharkiv, Nizhyn (Chernihiv region), Nova Kakhovka (Kherson region), Slavutych (Kyiv region), Velyki Luchky (Zakarpattia region), Voznesensk (Mykolaiv region) from Ukraine, and Copceac, Cimislia, and Drochia from Moldova.

As reported, the Ministry of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development and the Kyiv Regional Military Administration signed memoranda with the United Nations Development Program on the restoration of 18 damaged apartment blocks. The funding will come from the "Destroyed Property and Infrastructure Restoration Fund" of the UNITED24 fundraising platform.

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