The Energy Efficiency Fund is working towards the implementation of the idea of launching a new program (for quick repairs). The purpose of it will be to provide financial support to the co-owners of multi-apartment buildings that did not suffer significant damage to the load-bearing and enclosing structures as a result of the military aggression of the russian federation.
Currently, the preparatory process is ongoing, negotiations are underway with donors to attract grant funds for the stated purposes, and with the regions, the representatives of the HOAs to study and take into account their opinions in the process of development of the program of repair works on restoration of damaged residential buildings.
Today, June 23, 2022, Ehor Fareniuk, CEO of the Energy Efficiency Fund, together with other representatives of the Fund, visited Irpin city.They met with Tamara Burenko and Taras Vazovchenko, members of the Irpin City Council, and inspected several damaged buildings. Together with the deputies and heads of the HOAs, whose houses are damaged, the participants of the meeting discussed the current issues concerning the launch of the mentioned program in view of their needs.
During this business trip, Yehor Fareniuk, CEO of the Energy Efficiency Fund, said that the Fund intends to launch a new grant program as simple as possible, which will provide opportunities for HOAs in the form of financial support for the primary repair of damaged buildings, in particular, such as replacement/renovation of windows, external doors, repair of roofs and other works, necessary to ensure the functioning of damaged houses.
“We understand that the scale of damages is extremely large and it is impossible to restore buildings in short terms, but it is absolutely necessary to complete the first repair work to prevent further destruction of buildings before the winter period. Obviously, co-owners cannot solve this problem on their own and the Ukrainian government, in the conditions of war, also has no funds to finance such works in full. This is an extremely serious problem that can only be solved by joint efforts. So, the Fund, having experience of cooperation with donor organizations, intends to join in this process and is actively working to attract grant funds from donors to provide such financial support to co-owners. Of course, we will not be able to provide assistance to all and probably it will not be big money, but in view of the problems and challenges that the co-owners of damaged houses have now faced, it is obvious that any help is important,” – said Mr. Ehor Fareniuk.