Urban Space 100 announced the winners of the autumn grant season 9 projects were provided funds for the total of UAH 475,270. Urban Space 100 donated UAH 80,000 to the Save Ukraine Now coordination centre to support the Carpathian battalions on the front lines. In total, since the outbreak of the full-scale invasion, the Urban Space 100 public restaurant has donated UAH 1,000,000 to SUN.

This season, 16 initiatives were submitted to the grant contest. On 29 October, the General Meeting of the co-founders of the Urban Space 100 public restaurant chose 9 winning projects. Check out more information about each of these projects:

1. “Protect the warrior”, grant amount: UAH 62,000

Since 2019, the Novi Kryla rehabilitation centre has been engaged in the physical and psychological rehabilitation of combatants and their family members. Now the centre functions as a “workshop” producing camouflage suits, raincoats and assembling first-aid kits that are delivered to the front line. Over 300 camouflage suits, more than 100 raincoats (ponchos), knee pads and leather gloves were made as a result of volunteers’ joint efforts. It is planned to increase the scale of production in the winter period. After getting the necessary materials and technical support, it is planned to produce 50 camouflage suits and 100 raincoats in a month. Funds provided by Urban Space 100 will be used to purchase sewing equipment and fabric.

2. “More in Ukrainian — film screenings to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine”, grant amount: UAH 36,000

The project aims to organise a number of films ― screenings of the world cinema classics on the big screen to raise funds for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The films that will be shown at these film nights will be dubbed in Ukrainian for the first time, specially for the project. The selected films are recognised classics: The Bringing Up Baby American film directed by Howard Hawks, the Stolen Kisses French film directed by Francois Truffaut, the Nights of Cabiria Italian film directed by Federico Fellini, the Last Year in Marienbad French film directed by Alain Resnais. None of these films had ever sounded in Ukrainian before. Funds provided by Urban Space 100 will be used for translation services, dubbing and obtaining licensed copies of the films.

3. “Helping animals survive during the war”, grant amount: UAH 59,220

Since 2012, the Dim Sirka charitable foundation has been addressing the problems of homeless animals in the city and region. After the outbreak of the full-scale invasion, about 350 dogs (250 of which have already been adopted) from other regions were taken in. As part of the project, it is planned to ensure the feeding of two shelters, a total of 350 dogs, in the cold season: For this, it is necessary to purchase 90 kilograms of dry dog fodder per day. Funds provided by Urban Space 100 will be used to buy dry dog fodder.

4. “Quick response: Modern artists work with QaRt. Excel-Art. Pixel Art and help the front”, grant amount: UAH 25,650

The project is aimed at organising and holding an exhibition of three artists working in the area of pixel art in the Asortymentna Kimnata gallery: Volodymyr Lukan, Olha Babak, Oleksii Sai. As part of the project, there will be a charity sale of Volodymyr Lukan’s works for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The project aims to arouse the interest of the Ivano-Frankivsk residents in current art and raise money for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Funds provided by Urban Space 100 will be used to hold the exhibition and PR campaign.

5. “Preserving the architectural heritage of the city through the prism of Ivano-Frankivsk Lore Museum”, grant amount: UAH 7000

Renovation of the urban life hall of the late 19th and early 20th centuries is a new complex work of the history unit of the Ivano-Frankivsk Local Lore Museum, which had been initiated even before the full-scale invasion. The exposition is already open to visitors and raises the issue of preserving the historical face of the city. To fully immerse the visitor in the atmosphere of the “city that does not exist”, the museum needs multimedia equipment, namely a plasma screen. This will make it possible to constantly broadcast video chronicles, including photos of the lost city. The plasma screen will be donated by one of the Urban Space 100 co-founders. Funding provided by from Urban Space 100 will be used to visually arrange the screen in the design exhibition.

6. “Making a lantern for a medical university”, grant amount: UAH 21,000

Last autumn, a historical door was restored in the section of the central building of the Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University (a grant provided by Urban Space 100 amounting to UAH 83,000). Students of the educational institution want to make a forged lantern that was once part of an architectural ensemble. Urban Space 100 offered students to raise half of the funds using crowdfunding and is ready to finance the second half of the works amounting to UAH 21,000.

7. “Lastivka Teplyi Market”, grant amount: UAH 34,400

The Lastivka community is an initiative group of women who were forced to leave their cities and became newcomers in the Ivano-Frankivsk community. The organisers of the market felt the need of many people who came to Frankivsk to arrange their new homes. This is how the idea of holding a Lastivka garage sale emerged, and already in September, two garage sales were held at Promprylad. Renovation. Now the organisers want to hold a “Teplyi Market” event. It’s not only a sale of household items, but also speeches by speakers on energy efficiency; master classes on making candles; educational and entertainment activities for children. Funds provided by Urban Space 100 will be used to arrange the market event: Equipment rental, logistics.

8. “Restoration of 2 ancient doors at 26 and 28 Chornovola Street”, grant amount: UAH 130,000

With each restored door, we see a tendency of increasing responsibility among residents for their homes. Doors become not just an end in themselves, but a tool to implement an even greater goal – residents start realising themselves as owners of their homes and the city, they begin to take care of them. This time, the initiative is asking you to participate in the restoration of the doors in two tenements at 26 and 28 Chornovola Street, in order to make them look beautiful and authentic again as a result of professional restoration. The two saved doors are two more happy stories that may help create a whole route for walking and exploring the city along Chornovola Street. Funds provided by Urban Space 100 will be used to restore two doors: Carpentry, glazing, production of accessories.

9. “Biotechnologies in the recovery of the wounded”, grant amount: UAH 100,000

Cellular medicine and biotechnology, namely the use of mesenchymal stem cells, allow effectively treating organ damage and diseases caused by military trauma. The project involves Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University students in selecting and supporting patients, shows the possibility of maximum rehabilitation of war victims as a result of cooperation among three medical areas (GENOM LLC (Western Ukrainian Biotechnology Company), Frankomed private clinic, Esculab-IF medical student organisation). Funds provided by Urban Space 100 will be used to purchase mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for patients who had brain injuries and patients with post-burn/post-traumatic scars from Prykarpattia.

For 7 years of its existence, Urban Space 100 has supported 146 projects totalling more than UAH 5 million.