LSR Group helps to address the most urgent social challenges in regions where we do business. We allocate funds to support social and charity programmes, help with landscaping of public areas, and work on the construction and renovation of social infrastructure.
The company supports non-profit organisations by provision of consulting services and co-sponsoring of charity projects.
The charity policy of LSR Group is based on the following fundamental principles:
- targeted support;
Main areas of LSR charity work are as follows:
List of key charity projects of LSR Group in 2021
Construction of assisted living facilities
The project for construction of assisted-living facilities is a unique initiative in Russia, offering people with mental disabilities an alternative to life in psychiatric care institutions. LSR Group built the first and second assisted-living facilities (Novaya Okhta and Okhta Na Rechke) in 2017 and 2019 in partnership with the St. Petersburg Municipal Association of NGOs for the Parents of Disabled Children. Each facility currently accommodates 19 disabled people from 18 to 54 years of age. In 2021, LSR Group built two more such facilities: the Kak Doma (“As Good as Home”) temporary assisted-living centre in the Tsvetnoy Gorod residential complex, and a dormitory for young disabled people who have completed professional training at the Social and Occupational Integration Multicentre in Vsevolozhsk.
In 2021, in a similar project, LSR Group built a dormitory for young disabled people who have completed professional training at the Social and Occupational Integration Multicentre in Vsevolozhsk. This was the first facility to be built under the social sector cooperation agreement made in 2019 between LSR Group and Leningrad Region. The facility was approved for opening in 2021 and started work in April 2022. The dormitory has 19 private rooms and is fully equipped for living. The building and the adjacent area meet all safety and accessibility requirements for disabled people and people with special needs.
Staff of non-profit organisations and local government, as well as parents of disabled children from Russia and beyond come to St. Petersburg to learn from this ground-breaking project in assisted living. LSR Group is proud to share its unique experience in the construction of such facilities and keen to see them replicated elsewhere in Russia.
Kak Doma Temporary Assisted-Living Centre
The Kak Doma (“As Good as Home”) temporary assisted-living centre was built as part of the Tsvetnoy Gorod residential complex in partnership with the St. Petersburg Municipal Association of NGOs for the Parents of Disabled Children in 2021. It was opened in June 2022. The Kak Doma centre provides temporary assisted living for disabled people whose families need time to address specific problems. Duration of stay is determined on a case-by-case basis, but cannot exceed three months. The centre has capacity for 23 disabled people at a time.
The Kak Doma centre will operate on the same principle as assisted-living facilities, supporting disabled people in line with their needs. The three-storey building is fully adapted for people with special needs and severe disorders: it includes recreation facilities, a dining-room, an administrative area and a medical station, and offers 24/7 support by social workers. Residents at the centre receive help from psychologists and educators.
LSR Group is committed to supporting the Family Adaptation Centre.
10 intakes of prospective foster parents
completed training at the Foster Parents School
received certificates from the School
from 2 to 18 years of age attended the Family Adaptation Centre
consultations by psychologists were provided to prospective and current foster parents
hours of tutoring in school subjects were provided to children
The Deti-doma.rf outreach portal for foster families was also launched and a second Home School was opened for the Children are Waiting family adaptation centre . LSR Group is proud of the successes achieved by the Children are Waiting projects. Financial and non-financial support includes: organisational support and advice, and construction and provision of premises for Children are Waiting to carry on its work and accommodate people in its care.
Work with the Children are Waiting charity foundation
children found new parents
The company has supported the foundation since 2010. The primary objectives of these joint efforts are as follows: facilitating adoption of orphaned children by foster families, training prospective foster parents, providing foster families with psychological assistance and comprehensive support.
Reviving and Preserving Cultural HeritageLSR Group has a tradition of contributing to projects that promote Russian culture and preserve historical and art treasures. In 2021, LSR Group assisted restoration of architectural heritage monuments by provision of building materials and co-financing of works. Monuments that LSR Group helped to restore in 2021 include:
- The Melnikov House in Moscow: an experimental workshop built by the architect K.S. Melnikov in 1927–1929;
- Teremok (Smolensk Region): a decorative building on the Tenishev Estate, built in 1901 to a design by the Russian painter Sergey Malyutin;
- Botanical Conservatories at the Arkhangelskoye Museum-Estate near Moscow (an 18th- and 19th-century palace and garden);
- Paintings at the Pokrovsky Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Alexander-Svirsky Monastery (an Orthodox monastery in Leningrad Region with a number of 16th-and 17th-century architectural monuments).