The results of activities of the local associations

The results of activities of the local associations – both formal and informal groups – have been visible since the end of 2001. Grant resources from the Fund were used by the local Hockey Club to improve the local ice rink, the local Roma community organizations contributed to the improvement of hygienic living conditions in two local appartment buildings and to the revitalisation of community life.

As the Romas are the largest minority of Spišské Podhradie (approximately 11% of the population) with a significantly high rate of unemployment (almost 100%), the YOUR SPIš Fund focused especially on the social and economic pro-integration activities of this community.

Since the YOUR SPIš Fund has started to work in the town, the cooperation with the town mayor as well as with other representatives of the local government has been very intensive – from preparing informational meetings with the inhabitants, providing separate premises for the Fund, to the commitment of providing material and financial help to those who implement jointly selected projects.