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“Points of Support” Programme - Small Grants, Big Ideas | Public Call for the 5th funding cycle
DATE
16 Feb '22
FIELD
SOCIAL ACTION & SOLIDARITY

8 public benefit foundations join forces to support small-size Civil Society Organisations

Eight public benefit foundations in Greece are once again joining forces to support the Civil Society and announce a public call for participation in the 5th funding cycle of the "Points of Support" programme. Τhis new funding cycle of the Programme, which started in 2015 and has to date funded 101 project with more than 40,000 beneficiaries, is a collaborative initiative of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, the TIMA Charitable Foundation, the Bodossaki Foundation, the Captain Vassilis & Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation, the Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation, the Athanasios C. Laskaridis Public Benefit Foundation, the Costas M. Lemos Foundation and the KIKPE Public Benefit Foundation for Social and Cultural Work. The new cycle of the Programme is coordinated by the Bodossaki Foundation.

"Points of Support" programme is addressed to small-size Civil Society Organisations in Greece, supporting them in the implementation of original small-scale projects with maximum social impact, in the strengthening of their organisational structures and in the development of capacities that will contribute to their overall sustainability. In the context of the 5th Programme’s 5th funding cycle, up to thirty actions will be supported with an amount of €5,000 each, lasting up to 6 months and falling within one of the following thematic areas, as identified by the Programme's funders:

  • Social inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Support for the elderly
  • Support for vulnerable groups
  • Support projects for children
    • Children and health
    • Children and environment
  • Support for projects on environmental protection
    • Protection of aquatic and coastal ecosystems
    • Protection of forest and other terrestrial ecosystems

Alongside the funding, the Programme includes free participation in capacity building activities for the grantee organisations, which will be funded and implemented by Social Dynamo, the NGO hub of the Bodossaki Foundation.

Eligible organisations must meet the following requirements:

  • Be legal entities of non-profit character based in Greece (associations, clubs, civil non-profit companies, etc.), or social cooperative enterprises.
  • They must have an annual turnover of up to €50,000 in the last tax year.
  • They must not fall under the jurisdiction of the State and their activities must not be of any religious, political or commercial nature.

Interested organisations can submit their applications until the 30th of April 2022. The results will be announced in July 2022

More information can be found here.

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