6 hryvnias 30 kopiykas – this is approximately how much the financing of the Samopomich Union political party cost in 2017 for every Ukrainian who has the right to vote.
More than 27 million hryvnias are the wages of employees and the taxes paid from them; this is 26% of the total amount of the financing. It should be noted that the average wage without taxes in Samopomich Union is 5,030 hryvnias.
We shall remind that Samopomich Union is the only party that received 44 million hryvnias due to the observance of the gender quota in the parliamentary elections in 2014. The party still adheres to the gender balance: in 2017, 187 women were employed (64% of the total number of employees).
Printing of one copy of the “Samopomich Union” newspaper costs 0.41 hryvnias. In general, 17 million 938 thousand hryvnias were spent on printing newspapers in the past year, 3 million 381.4 thousand hryvnias were spent on printing paper. The cost of transporting newspapers across Ukraine amounts to 1 million 788 thousand hryvnias, while the cost of their distribution makes up 7 million 108.3 thousand hryvnias.
Also, 1 million 442.7 thousand hryvnias were spent on the subscription to the newspaper. We shall remind that Samopomich Union offers people the opportunity to subscribe to its newspaper and receive it twice a month in their mailbox.
In order to get the newspaper one has to call the hotline 0 800 21 01 01 (calls from phones within Ukraine are free) or fill in the form on the website.
Let us note that as of early 2018, more than 100,000 Ukrainians have already subscribed.
Office expenses account for 14%: purchase of stationery, household equipment and furniture (more than 1.7 million hryvnias), rental of premises and utility payments (6 million 563.7 thousand hryvnias), software maintenance (3 million 65 thousand hryvnias) and so on.
6% of the total amount of expenses were spent on conducting trainings, seminars, conferences for employees, members and supporters of the party, public activists – 5 million 604 thousand hryvnias altogether; another 6% on advertising (on external media, in the media and social networks – almost 5.8 million hryvnias).
Manufacturing of printed materials and branded products accounts for 10% of the total amount of expenses – 3 million 645.5 thousand hryvnias and 6 million 60 thousand hryvnias, respectively. 3 million 71 thousand is the cost of producing information video and radio materials, films and commercials.
Also, in 2017, Samopomich commissioned to study the political preferences of Ukrainians and sociological surveys were conducted, the cost of which was 3 million 216 thousand hryvnias.
According to the information of the financial and economic department of the Samopomich party, 101,675,000 hryvnias were spent on the activities of the political party last year. Out of which: 56 million 394. 56 thousand hryvnias – within the budget for financing the statutory activities of political parties and 44 million 239.94 thousand hryvnias – in accordance with the observance of the gender quota in the parliamentary elections in 2014, as well as 1,040,648.88 hryvnias – from the funds of the party itself (membership fees).