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The year 2021 marked the completion of the fourth cycle of the “Points of Support” programme; a collaborative initiative of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, the TIMA Charitable Foundation, the Hellenic Hope charity organisation, the Captain Vassilis & Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation, the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the A.C. Laskaridis Foundation, the Costas M. Lemos Foundation and the Bodossaki Foundation.
The goal of the Programme is, on the one hand, to support original small-scale projects that result in maximum social impact that benefits vulnerable social groups and, on the other hand, the reinforcement of infrastructures and capacity building of Greek civil society organisations as a means of bolstering the development and effectiveness of their work.
Within 2021, a total of 29 projects were funded; these projects were implemented by 41 organisations, 12 of which participated as collaborating bodies. The projects had a duration of up to 12 months and fell under one of the following thematic areas:
1. “Social Integration of People with Disabilities” (John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation)
2. “Support for the Elderly” (ΤΙΜΑ Charitable Foundation)
3. “Support for Children”:
a. “Child Protection” (Hellenic Hope)
b. “Children and Health” (Captain Vassilis & Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation)
c. “Children and the Environment” (A. G. Leventis Foundation)
4. “Support for Actions for Environmental Protection”:
a. “Protection of Aquatic and Coastal Ecosystems” (A.C. Laskaridis Foundation)
b. “Protection of Woodland and other Terrestrial Ecosystems” (Costas M. Lemos Foundation)
In addition, the selected organisations took part in free capacity building activities, 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 increasing the efficiency and sustainability of the organisations, with a focus on learning, professional support and networking.
With funding from the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation: