The Hungarian government’s National Restart program has provided grants totalling HUF 1.5 billion (EUR 4.3m) to 1,464 ethnic Hungarian organizations to help with operational costs, purchases and development projects.
According to MTI, State Secretary Árpád János Potápi said the winning bids had been selected out of 3,223 applicants, adding that the grants ranged between HUF 300,000 and HUF 5 million. He also said that 795 of the winners were from Romania, 173 from Slovakia, 118 from Ukraine, 36 from Slovenia, 35 from Croatia, 98 from Serbia, and 209 from the Hungarian diaspora. He said the assisted projects are aimed at developments in the areas of education, religion, sports and other community activities. The Hungarian government is committed to providing assistance to ethnic kin in preserving their Hungarian identity, and the ethnic Hungarian community “can rely on the Hungarian government when it comes to restarting after the coronavirus epidemic”, Potápi said.