19 organizations have been selected to receive grants under the second round of the “Points of Support” program for 2017-2018. This program is a joint initiative by the TIMA Charitable Foundation, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, the Hellenic Hope charity organization, and the Bodossaki Foundation. The aim of the program is, on the one hand, support for small-scale original projects with the highest possible social impact on vulnerable social groups and, on the other hand, reinforcement and capacity building for Greek civil society organizations, to bolster the development and effectiveness of their work.
From a total of 148 applications,19 organizations are selected, with priority given to those of a small and medium size; each organization will receive a grant of up to €5,000 to enable them to implement an innovative project with a duration of up to 12 months and which comes under one of the following areas: “Support for the Elderly”, “Social Integration for People with Disabilities”, and “Support for Child Protection Organizations”. In addition, the selected organizations will also take part in free capacity building activities, which will be funded and implemented by the Bodossaki Foundation, through Social Dynamo. Social Dynamo is an initiative of the Bodossaki Foundation, in partnership with the Municipality of Athens (through the SynAthina platform), aimed at strengthening civil society organizations and groups, with a focus on learning, professional support and networking.
The full list of the organizations selected to receive grants follows below, by program area, as defined by the Program's respective donors:
A. “Social Integration for People with Disabilities” (Donor: John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation)
B. “Support for the Elderly” (Donor: TIMA Charitable Foundation)
ANTIGONE — Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence (www.antigone.gr/en/home): psychological resilience workshops for ageing unemployed people.
EMFASIS Foundation (www.emfasisfoundation.org): creation of a program aimed at serving the needs of elderly people living in street conditions (homeless, unemployed, and poor).
C. “Support for Child Protection Organizations” (Donor: Hellenic Hope)