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Aug 15, 2017

Hungarian government launches new program to give financial aid to NGOs who help handicapped people and their families

Civil organizations operating in Hungary are able to apply for grants up until Wednesday of this week to assist their efforts of combating isolation

The Hungarian government has launched a new program that will give financial aid to NGOs who help handicapped people and their families.

Civil organizations operating in Hungary are able to apply for grants up until Wednesday of this week to assist their efforts of combating isolation.

Károly Czibere, minister of State for Social Affairs and Social Inclusion at the Ministry of Human Capacities, revealed that applications must be submitted in proposal form to receive a slice of the 171.5 million HUF available for local, regional and national programs.

Czibere said the government's goal is to enable civil society partners seeking to extend a helping hand to develop their services designed to encourage social inclusion and to improve the quality of life, or to launch new services.

He said the government provides every assistance for disbaled people and their relatives, and this is why it also supports the services provided by NGOs.

He said the government seeks to "help and encourage partners in civil society which have been operational for a long time, are embedded in their respective local communities, have gathered extensive professional experience and are thoroughly acquainted with the needs of handicapped people". In his view, we need services of a type which "the national system of care services is unable to provide."