FAQ

General issues
How does BYSOL fund help?

BYSOL provides financial assistance to initiatives, strike committees at enterprises, families of political prisoners, and also helps people dismissed for political reasons to get training and get a new profession.

Who does BYSOL help?

We provide assistance:

funds for medical, sports and cultural solidarity.

strike committees at enterprises

families of political prisoners

we help the dismissed to get training and get a new specialty

we support courtyard communities and other local initiatives that unite Belarusians in the fight against lawlessness.

Who is considered to be fired for political reasons?

Fired for political reasons are people who have lost their jobs since June 2020 due to their political views and citizenship. This includes participation in peaceful actions and strikes.

How does BYSOL help those laid off?

At the moment, BYSOL is helping with retraining and job placement.

How does BYSOL help students?

The foundation pays compensation in the amount of 200 euros in the form of a one-time aid.

Does BYSOL help businesses?

The fund does not cover the costs of entrepreneurs, including rent and taxes.

Does the foundation provide legal assistance, assistance with economic migration, payment of fines or medical treatment?

BYSOL doesn`t provide such types of assistance.

Verification and assistance
How do I fill out an application for assistance?

Fill out the form, upload documents and write your story. Fill out the application carefully and do not forget to follow all the steps indicated in it.

How fast is the verification procedure?

After filling out the application, it goes to our volunteers. The verification procedure takes up to 48 hours. A correctly completed form and a full volume of required documents will allow you to process your application faster.

After filling out the application, you need to write to the specified contacts and give your full name so that we can accept your application for work.

What documents do I need to submit to receive assistance?

To get help, you need to provide the following documents:

1) If you are a student and have been expelled for your citizenship:

Video, expulsion order, grade book / student card, passport, other evidence of history (media mentions, photo, video or audio files).

2) If you are a representative of the strike committee:

If you are a representative of the strike committee, fill out the form. After that we will contact you for further discussions.

Security
Who can track the transfer in support of the fund from my card?

Neither we nor third parties will recognize your card details. For collection, we use the Facebook fundraiser page, as well as other channels that encrypt payments for security purposes.

Where are the money stored?

The fund's account is with a bank in the Netherlands. The Belarusian authorities do not have access to him, as well as to people from our team.

Who can track the payment of aid to me?

We use a secure method of transferring funds.

Will the authorities not steal money from recipients' accounts?

We make payments in a way that we do not intentionally disclose. Thanks to this policy, the authorities have so far failed to “catch” transfers from the fund.

Other questions
Where can I find information about payments?

We regularly publish statistics on BYSOL payments on the fund's social networks. Previously, we also published stories of victims, but later we refused such publications for the safety of the people who received help.

How can you help the foundation?

All targeted fundraising is published on the home page of the site https://bysol.org. You can make a donation to help exactly the initiative that seems most important to you.

You can also subscribe to BYSOL pages and tell about us on social networks: facebook instagram YouTube

My application was rejected. Can I resubmit the form?

If the application is rejected, our volunteers indicate the reason. If you have additional confirmations or documents that are necessary for the approval of the application, you can contact the volunteer or send the application again.

Why haven't I received my payment? 

If your application is approved, it will take some time for the transfer to take place. If the verification process was not delayed due to lack of documents or other data, the process can take up to three weeks.

Can I post my video message and talk about the fund on social networks?

For security reasons, BYSOL does not publish messages from people who receive assistance. However, if you want to share about the fund on social media, you can do so. We are happy to receive feedback and we are very pleased to see the thanks.

I have not found an answer to my question here. How can I contact the foundation?

Email us: [email protected]

Or telegram bot: @BYSOL_bot

FAQ

    Support the families of political prisoners

    In Belarus, 495 people ended up in prisons because they did not want to turn the blind eye to the terrible actions of the authorities. Support is needed not only for them but also for their families.