The first call for proposals, fully conceived and supported by Fondazione CDP, is dedicated to supporting people impacted by the war in Ukraine: nearly a year after the start of the conflict, the Institution is launching "Ukraine Emergency" which aims to alleviate the effects of the humanitarian crisis through the selection of one or more projects that can meet the social, health, educational and logistical needs of the afflicted population.
Fondazione CDP is making €500,000 available to non-profit organisations and social enterprises able to set up or expand reception and assistance activities for Ukrainian refugees in Italy, including through the creation of training, work or recreational opportunities. Initiatives in Ukraine and in the border areas can also be implemented, including the provision of basic necessities such as food, medicine, blankets and other items.
The call closed on 17 April 2023 and resulted in the selection of three projects, which had applied on the dedicated portal:
"A.E.I.O.U. Accoglienza Emozioni Iniziative Ospitalità per l'Ukraine" (Hospitality Initiatives for Ukraine) put forward by Terra Felix in Campania
"Ukraine Emergency" proposed by UNHCR active in Ukraine
"Restoration of health services in Lyman for the population affected by the war" from Emergency, based 30 km from the front
The selected initiatives will have a minimum duration of 6 months and a maximum of one year, and then end by December 2024. Fondazione CDP will provide a minimum of €100,000 and a maximum of €200,000 for each selected project.
“Ukraine Emergency” is only the first measure, the Foundation is preparing further calls for proposals for the various action areas, as provided for in the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan.
Fondazione CDP was set up in 2020 by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti with the goal of strengthening the Group's contribution and commitment to Italy’s social, cultural, environmental and economic development, with a particular focus on initiatives for the younger generations and in support of human capital.
Specifically, the Foundation promotes its initiatives in three action areas: education, care and scientific research.
The “Ukraine Emergency” Call for Proposals text is available on the Fondazione CDP website: cdp.it/fondazione-bandoucraina. Proposals must be submitted through the dedicated portal, built in collaboration with the social enterprise SocialTechno srl (TechSoup Italia).
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