In almost two years of operation, the Ukrainian Veterans Foundation of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs continues to gain momentum and has already supported 508 veteran entrepreneurial initiatives and projects of public organizations.
In 2023, the Foundation provided funding for veteran entrepreneurial initiatives totaling more than UAH 187 million, including 183 under the #VARTO project. In addition, another 4 million was allocated to reimburse costs to create conditions for the integration of veterans and their families by providing one-time financial assistance.
In 2023, veterans’ projects that won the Foundation’s competitive programs received funding of more than UAH 293 million, including thanks to the contribution of international partners, including the Razom for Ukraine Charitable Foundation.
In 2024, the Foundation will support veteran entrepreneurial initiatives for UAH 205 million. Starting in February, the Foundation plans to announce project competitions, which opens up opportunities for veteran entrepreneurs and their families, as well as families of fallen heroes.
In 2024, the Foundation started with new educational projects that we are implementing together with partners. And then we plan to increase the number of successful veteran entrepreneurial initiatives that will become active points on our Veteran Business Map.
The Ukrainian Veterans Foundation continues its mission of supporting veterans and their families, families of fallen heroes, providing them with opportunities for development and reintegration not only in entrepreneurship, but also in social activities, education, and reintegration through physical and psychological activity.