Social and Cultural Projects Contest

One of the most effective forms of social investments practiced by PJSC LUKOIL is its Social and Cultural Projects Contest, which has been held annually since 2002 by the LUKOIL Charity Foundation (hereinafter - the “LUKOIL CF”) and Company subsidiaries.

Contest objective

Stimulate social activity so as to address topical problems in the regions and make the Company’s charitable effort more effective.

Contest results

  • Improved social climate
  • Decent conditions for sporting activities, creative work and arts created
  • Folk arts and crafts revived
  • New workplaces created
Amounts of financing for the winning projects, million RUB
LUKOIL has invested over 700 million rubles into socially significant projects, since 2002

The Contest comprises three nomination categories: The Environment, Spirituality and Culture, and Sports. In addition to these, a different special category is approved each year. In 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War (WWII), the special category, “Victory”, was approved. In 2016, to honor the 25th anniversary of PJSC LUKOIL, the special category, “Energy for the benefit of mankind”, was approved. The geographical coverage of the contest has been constantly expanding. In 2016, it covered as many as 20 Russian subjects.

Interaction with grant receivers:
development of NCO competences

In addition to distributing the grant funding for the Social and Cultural Projects Contest, OOO LUKOIL-Volganefteprodukt takes steps to ensure that the contest creates grounds for development of non-commercial organizations and initiatives in the region. Initially (from 2009), training workshops and seminars were arranged for the winners on topics important to NCOs. Since 2015, a new format has been used - the Festival of Winners, which includes a program of lectures, training seminars and presentations of outstanding projects. An exchange of experience between the regions is also incorporated.

The main task of the festival is to act as a unifying platform for NCOs to improve the quality and professionalism of their work and to introduce modern social models and practices into their projects.

The first festival was held on October 13, 2015 in Nizhny Novgorod. 80 NCO representatives from six regions took part in it: The Nizhny Novgorod Region, Vologda Region, Vladimir Region, the Republic of Mari El, Mordovia and Chuvash Republic. On September 27, 2016, also in Nizhny Novgorod, the second Festival of winners was held with a broader range of stakeholders present: the authorities, the LUKOIL Charity Foundation, NCOs, municipal and tax-funded organizations. Leading coaches of the region led special training seminars for the recipients of contest grants.

“The LUKOIL Social and Cultural Projects Contest has been in place in the regions for ten years now. Over this period, non-commercial organizations submitted over 1,500 applications, a third of which received funding. Our objective is to create the necessary foundation for NCOs to move forward without restraint and to implement new ideas”.
Ilya Borodin, CEO of OOO LUKOIL-Volganefteprodukt
“Our team from the Yaroslavl Region received lots of useful information and brought back wonderful impressions; we hope to continue our project next year”.
Lyubov Postnikova, Director of Kindergarten 41, the village of Petrovskoe, contest winner
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