The Societe Generale Foundation is committed to professional integration of vulnerable people and integration through education, particularly through sports or culture. Following its last two calls for projects in November and February, 36 projects, including 10 international, were offered a support by the Foundation. Find out more about these projects.
A commitment to scale up initiatives
Amongst the successful associations, many of them obtained support for their spin-off or development project. This was the case for Positive Planet France, Proxité, Rev’Elles, Association Nationale des Groupements de Créateurs (ANGC) and Association Comptoir de la Voûte, which are now operating in new regions. Thanks to the Foundation’s support, many associations are also able to trial new projects, such as Groupe SOS Jeunesse, which is launching its Les Bons Profils programme, PLAY International which is entering the 3rd phase of its ‘La Playdagogie au service du Vivre ensemble’ project, and La Cloche, which is opening La Cloche à Biscuits in Lille.
Amongst these development projects, three are managed by new partner associations:
- Energie Jeunes, and its ‘Ma réussite au collège’ programme aimed at secondary school students in priority areas, and the deployment of a CRM tool for management purposes;
- Le Choix de l’Ecole, an association which allows young graduates or workers to become secondary school teachers in priority areas to encourage equal opportunities - an association which is now operating in new regions;
- The Belgian association Duo for a Job, which is now operating in France: it puts young refugee or immigrant jobseekers in contact with experienced people over 50 in the same industry to help them find a job
Continued support for professional training
The Foundation reiterated its support for associations offering training or entrepreneurship projects, such as Aurore, IECD, Life Project 4 Youth (LP4Y) and Entreprendre pour Apprendre. Many international associations were selected: Association pour le Développement Economique et Social en Afrique in Burkina Faso, the Russian charity Nochlezhka and Rouge Beauté in Madagascar.
It also chose four new partner projects in this field :
- The Digital Inclusion Project by Konexio, a digital school aimed at refugees and marginalised people;
- ‘Premier Service’, a hospitality and catering-based integration centre for vulnerable or disabled young people, set up by Fondation OVE;
- Gribouilli, an Ile-de-France childminding association which offers early childhood training and vocational activities for women with few qualifications.
A common theme : integration
Continuing its commitment to integration - particularly through education - the Foundation reiterated its support for Myfuture, Crésus, and Capital Filles, as well as several associations which use sport or culture as a means of integration, such as Fondation Culturespaces, the UK association Street League and the Brazilian association Rugby para todos. It has also chosen to support mentoring and jobseeking guidance programmes managed by Union Cepiere Robert Monnier (UCRM), Kodiko and La Cravate Solidaire.
The Foundation also welcomed four new partners committed to education-based integration:
- The Italian association PlayMore! for its ‘WeSport - Sport for Social Inclusion’ programme, which aims to encourage sporting activity in disadvantaged areas in several European cities;
- Les Entretiens de l’Excellence for its ‘Tournée de l’Excellence’ programme, which involves organising inspiring meetings aimed at high school students throughout France to motivate them with regards to their education and career;
- Le Rocher, which supports a project to combat illiteracy amongst local residents;
- Action Familiar, a Spanish association whose project “Aprendiendo con Los Jóvenes” (Learning with young people) aims to combat school drop-out.