“Family First!” Contest starts for the third time! – Ministry of Family and Social Policy

The results obtained after the first two years of the competition show that third sector organizations are very interested in activities aimed at families. So far, 71 projects have been implemented for a total amount of PLN 17,050,000. As a result, a series of workshops, trainings, social campaigns, research projects and many other activities were created, which significantly contributed to creating a positive image of the family and also had an impact real about strengthening family ties. Content deepening family relationships has received tens of millions of views in total across social media and the internet. Videos posted on YouTube have been viewed nearly 2.2 million times. Over 50,000 attendees took part in numerous online and offline events.

The effects of the first two editions of “Family First!” testify to the enormous role of third sector organizations in strengthening families and building a friendly environment for their lives and personal development. Decisions to start a family are influenced not only by economic issues, but also by the expectations and aspirations of young people. As in previous years, we count on great interest in the competition, aware of its impact on the creation of a family environment in Poland. – said Marlena Maląg, Minister of Family and Social Policy.

Purpose and recipients of the competition

Invariably, the competition is aimed at social organizations, incl. to associations, foundations and ecclesiastical organizations that carry out activities supporting marriage as the best environment for the care and education of children, preparing young people to face the challenges of family life and creating a particularly family-friendly environment .

The competition will co-finance the best information, education and training projects aimed at social change, consisting of placing the well-being of families at the center of community activities at all levels of its functioning. Organizations can apply for a grant in the amount of 50,000 PLN to 500,000 PLN, and own contribution is not required.

– Research shows that culture, immediate environment, social reception or immediate family support play a key role in young people’s decision to start or expand a family. The Covid reality also marks family homes, which is why this year we are paying particular attention to projects aimed at strengthening ties, building lasting relationships and deepening family relationships. We are also counting on proposals that will go to young people and married couples with the first child – these are the most important groups for strengthening pro-family attitudes in Poland – says Deputy Minister Barbara Socha, Government Plenipotentiary for Population Policy.

The implementation period of the co-funded tasks is scheduled from September 1 to December 31, 2022, while the deadline for incurring expenses under the co-funded task will last until December 31, 2022.

Link to the generator that collects the conclusions https://www.witkac.pl/#/Contest/View/21142.

Contest offers will be collected before 23.05. Br. by 11:59 p.m. Formal shortcomings will result in bids being left without further review, while substantive evaluation will take the form of a point-based evaluation and will be carried out by the Competition Committee. The results will be announced on June 30 this year at the latest. Details on participation in the third edition of “Family First!” will be available in the contest rules. The Office of the Government Plenipotentiary for Population Policy responds through the Office of the Government Plenipotentiary for Population Policy to the email address contest.ppr.22@mrips.gov.pl.

Planned in addition two webinars for non-governmental organizations.

The first concerns the objective of the competition “La famille d’abord!”. The broadcast will take place on May 10 at 11:00 a.m. the profile of the Ministry of Family and Social Policy on Facebook.

The second webinar is scheduled for May 11 at 11:00 a.m. on the group First, Family – a group for NGOs. Representatives of the Office of the Government Plenipotentiary for Population Policy will provide a number of technical tips on what to consider when preparing applications and point out the most common mistakes when filling out applications.

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