Call for Proposals result: support to local initiatives in the restoration of infrastructure

June 30, 2023
Illustration: UNDP in Ukraine

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine is pleased to announce the final list of municipalities selected under the all-Ukrainian Call for Proposals within the "Support to Rapid Economic Recovery of Ukrainian Municipalities" (SRER) project.

The grants can be used to support local initiatives in the following priority areas:

  • Restoration or provision of electricity, gas, water, or other basic utilities supply for the business zones of the municipality.
  • Restoration or provision of telecommunication and internet access for the business areas 
  • Refurbishing communal premises for hosting local and relocated SMEs and equipping the business infrastructure facilities.

According to the decision of the Selection Committee 12 municipalities recommended for funding are as follows:

  1. Ternopil, Public space "Open Space Ternopil"
  2. Zhytomyr, “Laboratory of entrepreneurship and co-working”
  3. Vinnytsia, “Innovation and Technology Park”
  4. Rivne, “Municipal business co working space”
  5. Ivano-Frankivsk, “Business support centre and Restoration hub”
  6. Khmelnytskyi, “Innovative business space”
  7. Zvyagel, Zhytomyr oblast, “Creation of a modern center for business development and creative innovation”
  8. Smila, Cherkassy oblast, “Industrial zone water supply”
  9. Stryi, Lviv oblast, “Boiky Business Center”
  10. Lutsk, “Multifunctional space for business”
  11. Lozova, Kharkiv oblast,"SERVICE HUB“ – space for local and relocated businesses
  12. Chernihiv, “Reconstruction of water supply for the industrial zone”

In total, 35 proposals were received from 31 municipalities within the indicated submission timeline. 

Background information: As per the project implementation plan, municipalities with a population in the range of 60,000-500,000 (as of early 2022) were able to submit their application for the Call by 28 April 2023. The "Support to Rapid Economic Recovery of Ukrainian Municipalities" (SRER) project is being implemented by UNDP within the support of the international cooperation project ReACT4UA ("Utilization and Implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine in the field of trade"), that is financed by the German Government and is implemented by the German federal company "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH". The project aims to improve competitiveness and resilience of Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises, especially with regard to EU accession.