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ISTANBUL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FINANCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED

ISTANBUL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FINANCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED Istanbul Development Agency presented the Financial Support Programs for 2018 with a meeting organized on January 15, in the parliament hall of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce at Odakule.

Representatives from district municipalities, district governorships, universities, technocities, industrial zones, non-governmental organizations and public institutions participated in the meeting.

Secretary General Ozgul Ozkan Yavuz, who made the opening speech of the program, reminded that the last time they announced financial supports was 2016: "It's been over two years, but in the meantime our team worked very hard. During this two-year period, economic and social changes took place. Of course, we followed this transformation closely and continued our work. We have identified the themes of our Financial Support Programs and their priorities in accordance with this change process. We are now confronted with a very large program prepared considering the needs of all segments of society, and we are very excited for this reason. "

Under the three announced financial support programs, a total of 180 million Turkish Liras will be provided to the use of the institutions and organizations that will submit and grant approval for their projects. 60 million TL for the Children and Young People Financial Support Program, 40 million TL for the Entrepreneurship Financial Support Program, and 80 million TL for the Innovative and Creative Financial Support Program will be transferred to the projects eligible for support. For the first time this year, project applications will only be accepted online. Independent assessors will decide on the suitability of the submitted projects for support.

The deadline for submission of the project is March 21, 2018 for the Child and Youth Financial Support Program; March 22, 2018 for the Entrepreneurship Financial Support Program; and March 23, 2018 for the Innovative and Creative Istanbul Financial Support Program.

Application Guides:

Children and Young People Financial Support Program (Turkish): http://www.istka.org.tr/media/67011/çocuklar-ve-gençler-mali-destek-programı-çvg.pdf

Entrepreneurship Financial Support Program (Turkish): http://www.istka.org.tr/media/67010/giri%C5%9Fimcilik-mali-destek-program%C4%B1-gmp.pdf

Innovative and Creative Financial Support Program (Turkish): http://www.istka.org.tr/media/67012/yenilik%C3%A7i-ve-yarat%C4%B1c%C4%B1-%C4%B0stanbul-mali-destek-program%C4%B1-ymp.pdf