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Together for the region 2022 program accepts applications

U. S. Steel Košice steelmaking company, in cooperation with the Carpathian Foundation, has opened the 15th round of the Together for the Region grant program, which is designed to support local projects with active involvement of the region's inhabitants. 

Grants up to 3 000 euros can be awarded to non-profit organizations and municipalities in eastern Slovakia, in both Košice and Prešov regions, which actively involve employees of U. S. Steel Košice and its subsidiaries. The Program will support projects focusing on safety in all spheres of life, free-time activities for children and young people, as well as environmental activities and education.

A total amount of 30 000 euros will be distributed to implement beneficial ideas. The call with the program criteria, application form and all other obligatory attachments are publicly available on the websites of U. S. Steel Košice and the Carpathian Foundation, which as the program administrator provides consultations and formal checking of documents received.
The deadline for submission of applications is March 10, 2022.

“U. S. Steel Košice has always cared about the region in which it operates and where its employees live. They in particular can create additional added value by their involvement and work for various non-profit organizations, and through their volunteer activities. This combined energy of people can deliver visible changes for our region even with a small financial contribution,” says James Bruno, President of U. S. Steel Košice.

The Together for the Region program has so far supported 119 community projects with a total amount exceeding 294 400 euros. Last year, with support from grants, the Save Nature by Civas civic organization could better deal with illegal waste-dumps, safety at Turňa Castle was improved, a community relaxation area for local people, cyclists as well as tourists was created at Hýľov village, a new riding simulator was added at the Children´s Historical Railway, and other projects for children were implemented in Medzilaborce and Abránovce.


For further information contact:

Ján Bača, Spokesman                    
U. S. Steel Košice                        
Phone: +421 55 673 4476                                

About the program partners:
U. S. Steel Košice is the biggest steelmaking company in Slovakia, and a prestigious corporate partner and responsible community neighbor supporting development of the region where its partners and employees live. The Company has done so since its foundation in 2000 through support for children and youth activities, healthcare, sports and sporting events, environmental and educational programs, projects promoting the cultural identity of the region, and above all those promoting improved day-to-day safety. U. S. Steel Košice supports its active employees, respecting their generosity associated with Company fundraising for charity purposes, and developing their voluntary activities performed in favor of the community. For more information visit:

The Carpathian Foundation has been supporting East Slovakia for 26 years, during which it has supported more than one thousand projects with a sum amounting to EUR 3 million. The mission of the Foundation is to lead people and organizations towards responsibility for themselves, their community, region and future. Since its establishment it has provided financial support, counselling and technical support for active people and organizations who are interested in improving living conditions in this region. The Carpathian Foundation also supports and introduces innovative programs of informal education to enable people in eastern Slovakia to enjoy successful and quality lives. For more information visit:

U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o.