Department for Sociocultural Promotion, MIDES
The main objectives of the Department of Sociocultural Promotion of the Ministry for Social Development (MIDES) are as follows:
• Managing the fund for the support of socio-cultural projects
• Generation of a community anchor
• Promotion of socio-cultural rights.
The Department for Sociocultural Promotion of the National Directorate of Sociocultural Promotion was created in 2013 with the task of calling for sociocultural projects, among other actions. Such projects are supported by money transfers (up to $80,000 Uruguayan pesos) and receive the department´s expert sociocultural follow-up.
Open calls ask for the submission of sociocultural projects, i.e. activities conceived as creative and productive measures aiming to capacity-building, knowledge ownership and the creation of self-management networks with an impact on community space and the potential of providing answers to problems of common sociocultural interest.
Such community collectives may include groups of young people and adults, neighbourhood groups and committees, people taking part in MIDES-organised programmes, cooperatives, etc.
The fund is committed to sustainable sociocultural projects increasing opportunities of full citizenship development by focusing particularly on minority groups.
Approximately 130 to 300 projects will receive funding.
Annual budget: $157,419 dollars.