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The EDP Foundation will set aside 600,000 euros for social projects

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02.27.2020

Promoting energy efficiency, boosting rural development and combating depopulation in rural areas, and fostering care for the elderly - these are the areas in which the EDP Foundation will focus its support during the sixth year of the EDP Solidarity programme, through which it is aiming to improve the well-being and quality of life of people in vulnerable situations. In total, it will set aside 600,000 euros for the projects it selects from all over Spain.

This year, those NGOs and groups that want to take part can submit their projects between March 1 and 31. The shortlist of projects will be announced on June 30 and the final decision will be made before September 30. All necessary information and the application form can be found on the www.fundacionedp.es website.

The sixth year of the programme includes new features, as it has developed since its inception in 2015. The EDP Foundation has aligned the programme with the energy company's commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda.

Projects submitted this year must have a measurable impact in at least one of these three areas: promoting energy efficiency and equal access to energy, promoting rural development and combating depopulation in rural areas, and addressing the needs of the elderly. All projects submitted should seek to benefit as many people as possible.

Within these areas, projects that include self-consumption of solar energy among the measures to be implemented will be of particular interest.

In 2019, 18 entities took part and received a total of 600,000 euros to promote and develop their initiatives. These include the the Madrid Down’s Syndrome Foundation, Action Against Hunger, MedicusMundi and Caritas. The projects undertaken by these organisations benefit more than 34,000 people.

Since its launch in 2015, EDP Solidarity has supported 85 projects in Spain, to which it has allocated a total of 2.5 million euros. As a result of all of these initiatives, more than 200,000 people have benefited.  

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