Beginning of March Help started the process of signing the Cooperation Agreements on the project „Support to local sustainable development through poverty reduction and economic empowerment “ in fifteen cities and municipalities in Serbia.
In total 500 viable business ideas in Serbia will get the opportunity to turn into reality with the in-kind grants worth 2400 Euros each, i.e. Municipalities of Bela Palanka, Priboj, Prijepolje and Svrljig – each at least 20, Tutin 25, Merosina 30, Kraljevo 35, Bujanovac, Leskovac, Nis, Novi Pazar, Pirot, Presevo and Vranje 40 each and 50 in Smederevo.
Development of one cooperative in Leskovac, one in Merosina, as well as in Nis and Pirot each, has been foreseen in addition to the individual in-kind grants. Value of the equipment meant for the cooperatives is up to 15.000,00 Euros each.
The project is financed by the German Government and co-financed by the targeted cities and municipalities. Total value amounts to 1.743.400,00 Eur, with the participation of local self government’s by nearly thirty five percent.
Within the following nineteen months in the course of the project realization Help will ensure active participation of local stakeholders regularly evaluating progress of implementation.