Fondazione CDP launches first call for proposals: “Ukraine Emergency” begins

Fondazione CDP launches first call for proposals: “Ukraine Emergency” begins

€500,000 from the Institute for non-profit organisations and social enterprises. The aim of the call is to select projects that can meet the needs of the afflicted population

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 initiative we are announcing today is in addition to the other forms of support that have been put in place for the Ukrainian population since the beginning of the conflict, in cooperation with leading institutional partners". Said Giovanni Gorno Tempini, President of Fondazione CDP. 

Projects must be submitted by 17 April 2023 through the dedicated portal: they must have a minimum duration of six months and a maximum of one year and be completed by December 2024. Fondazione CDP will provide a minimum of €100,000 and a maximum of €200,000 for each selected project. 

Francesca SofiaDirector General of Fondazione CDP, expressed his satisfaction: “I am proud of launch the first call for proposals fully conceived and supported by Fondazione CDP, which will enable the implementation of vital initiatives such as temporary housing, training and employment, and integration opportunities for refugees.” 

 “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

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.


Operational information

The “Ukraine Emergency” Call for Proposals text is available on the Fondazione CDP website: Proposals must be submitted through the dedicated portal, built in collaboration with the social enterprise SocialTechno srl (TechSoup Italia).

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