"This year, no cash payments to Kryvyi Rih have been reduced. In 2020 alone, more than a billion hryvnias are planned for the implementation of city social programs, - said the director of the Department of Social Policy Inessa Blagun. Over the last three years (2017 - 2019) under the social protection program, expenditures increased 2,2 times from 145,4 million hryvnias to 318,6 million hryvnias.
In 2019, for the first time, all families raising children with disabilities or children with cancer received from the city budget assistance in the amount of 5 thousand hryvnias for each special child. 2527 children received such assistance for the total amount of 12635 thousand hryvnias. Since this year, the assistance has been doubled - up to 10 thousand hryvnias and 1929 children have already received it.
"Kryvyi Rih is almost the only city in Ukraine where such significant assistance is provided to everyone without exception, families with special children, including internally displaced families. In addition to this assistance, families receive assistance to provide children with disabilities with hygiene products, children with phenylketonuria - additional food, "- said Inessa Blagun.
Within the framework of the district programs of social protection of the population since 2020 the size of monthly payment to children with cancer has doubled - from 1 thousand to 2 thousand hryvnias. From this year, each large family (4174 in the city) receives financial assistance from the city budget in the amount of 1000 hryvnias for each child. If there are 10 children in the family, then the assistance will be 10 thousand hryvnias.
In Kryvyi Rih, about 30 schoolchildren are fed at the expense of the city budget: students of grades 1-4, students of various privileged categories of grades 5-11, orphans, children from large and low-income families and children with disabilities.
Expenditures of the city budget for the operation of municipal health camps "Glory", "Sunny" and "Start" increase every year. With these funds, repairs are carried out in the camps and their material base is updated. Last year, 41650 Kryvyi Rih children rested in these camps.
Orphans and children deprived of parental care who study in vocational and technical higher education institutions also receive assistance from the city budget. In addition, the city budget is carrying out major repairs of apartments, the sole owners of which are children of this category.
In Kryvyi Rih, newly created family-type houses and foster families from the city budget are provided with one-time financial assistance, the amount of which has been increased 5 times this year - up to 5 thousand hryvnias, family-type houses 10 times - up to 10 thousand hryvnias .
Intellectually gifted and talented student youth receive city awards and scholarships, which are financed from the city budget. These are scholarships named after Alexander Paul, Gregory Gutovsky, Vadim Gurov, Vladimir Byzov. The participation of children and youth in international, all-Ukrainian, regional actions, competitions, festivals, exhibitions, forums is paid from the city budget.
Since the beginning of the year, pupils and students of full-time educational institutions have been granted the right to free travel in public transport.