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Prague taking applications to support neighborhood events with 50,000 crown grants
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Prague taking applications to support neighborhood events with 50,000 crown grants

Prague City Hall is starting a pilot project to support community events. From January to March 2020, the city wants to support local festivities, book and clothing bazaars or inter-generational events. Individuals or associations will be able to apply for up to 50,000 CZK, and a total of 3 million CZK are earmarked for the first three months of the program. “Local communities are what makes the city a good city to live. Locals can best meet the needs of their neighborhood, show how Praguers are active, and original or varied events are easily accessible to everyone,” City Councilor Hana Třeštíková (Praha sobě) said. “I believe that the city should support not only cultural institutions, but also such small neighborhood initiatives. That is why we are launching a pilot project of neighborhood subsidies. Anyone can apply for financial support such as a bazaar, a celebration of feasting, a creative afternoon for children, or a neighbor dinner,” she added. Třeštíková, who prepared the pilot program, is the councilor responsible for culture in the city. Applications for first round for events held from January to March of next year are open until December 13, 2019. The application can be submitted in electronic…

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