Sofia Municipality‘s “Social Innovations” Grant

Sofia Municipality’s “Social Innovations” grant is the first of its kind municipal program, founded in 2019 by Sofia’s Mayor Yordanka Fandakova. Its aim is to improve the quality of life and social inclusion of vulnerable groups through financial aid for the creation and implementation of short-term projects for social innovation with the active participation of different civil society actors.

Since its start the program has funded a total of 76 projects, aimed at developing social innovation ideas in the city of Sofia.

In 2022 alone this financial instrument provided 19 project with financial aid of upto 2 500 euros. The projects included activities aimed to create and implement new ideas that address vulnerable groups’ needs and add to the development of Sofia Municipality’s social innovations policies.

  • Social innovations are the key to developing Sofia as a city with multiple opportunities for all social groups, especially for those who sometimes have limited access to the labor market.