Collaborate for Impact project aims to support and develop social entrepreneurship ecosystems in Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. In Ukraine, the project is implemented through the cooperation between SILab Ukraine and the European Venture Philanthropy Association, a leading organization in the field of venture philanthropy and social investment in Europe.

The development of social investment will be directly implemented under the brand of the Ukrainian Social Venture Fund, which systematically supports new and already existing social enterprises.

The project will distribute € 300,000 to financially support social businesses. Such funding will stimulate the creation of new Ukrainian enterprises and the development of existing ones, which are based on the achievement of social and environmental changes. Separate focus will be paid to increasing the number of impact investors in Ukraine.

"EVPA's extensive experience in ecosystem building in Western and Central Eastern Europe, and the deep network and know-how we can bring to the table, will help mobilize social investments, ultimately leading to a more sustainable and inclusive society", says EVPA CEO Roberta Bosurgi.

"The European Union is allocating more than € 300,000 to support the social entrepreneurship development in Ukraine. And it's very inspiring. However, we believe that Ukrainian investors should also take responsibility for the development of the social economy sector in our country. Therefore, we hope that within five years we, as a project, will be able to attract at least half of the mentioned sum from local private and business investors" - SILab Ukraine, Chairman of the Board, Anna Gulevska-Chernysh.




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Anna Gulevska-Chernysh
project coordinator
co-founder and Chair of the Board of SILab Ukraine NGO and the accelerator for social entrepreneurs SELab. 25 years of experience in the management of non-governmental national and international organizations. Expert in social entrepreneurship, experienced trainer (20 years) with key expertise in institutional development, strategic planning, resource mobilization, advocacy, cooperation with international, national and local partners, government agencies and businesses, author of over 40 publications.
Tetiana Levkivska
project portfolio manager
Over 3 years in the field of social entrepreneurship, coordinator of the largest social entrepreneurship project Social Business in UA (2018-2019).
8 years of experience in project management, project coordination with the financial support of UNDP, GIZ, the European Commission from local governments as well as non-profit organizations.
Valeriia Korenchuk
PR project manager
Communications Manager in SILab, ex-Communications & Event Manager of creative and coworking spaces "Chasopys"; has experience working with communications in the field of business, medicine and energy; one of the key competencies is the promotion of events; took part in the organization of more than 15 events, including international ones.
Svitlana Sydoruk
project assistant
Financial manager assistant; has more than 10 years of accounting experience in government agencies; for more than 2 years was involved in accounting for projects of the NGO "SILab Ukraine"


This project is funded by the European Union.



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