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As part of its social action strategies in 2020

Bankia is donating 1.1 million euros to support 134 social projects in the Valencian Community

Both entities will call this September a call for joint aid aimed at associations that develop proposals related to the protection of the environment.
 

Bankia Comunicación

By  Bankia Comunicación

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19 August 2020 - 11:00

  • The bank is donating 800,000 euros to the Bancaja Foundation and 80,000 euros to the Caja Castellón Foundation to jointly promote social, environmental and entrepreneurial actions taken by associations in the three provinces of Valencia
  • Through the Red Solidaria programme, bank employees have selected 37 specific projects in Valencia, Castellón and Alicante to receive up to 185,000 euros of support, depending on the achievement of commercial objectives by the network of branches
  • Bankia is also collaborating with almost 133,000 euros which have been allocated to ten employment plans of the Red Cross and Cáritas

This year Bankia is donating 1.1 million euros to support 134 social projects in the Valencian Community thanks to partnership agreements with the Bancaja Foundation and the Caja Castellón Foundation, the Red Cross and Cáritas. It is also participating in the Red Solidaria programme, through which bank employees support initiatives run by social entities by achieving the commercial objectives of the network of branches.

Bankia’s social action strategies in the Valencian Community, which are expected to benefit almost 80,000 people, focus on job creation for young people, and those over 45, women who are victims of gender-based violence, people who are disabled and in danger of social exclusion, as well as on rural and local development and protecting the environment.

“In the complicated current situation, caused by Covid-19, Bankia is more committed than ever to those who, at the local level, carry out specific, close and much-needed social projects that help to improve the day-to-day lives of people in situations of vulnerability living in the Valencian Community”, underlined Bankia’s corporate manager in Valencia and Castellón, Jaime Casas.

On the one hand, this year Bankia is donating 650,000 euros to the Bancaja Foundation for the purpose of jointly promoting social and cultural programmes run by local associations in Valencia, Castellón and Alicante.

Specifically, Bankia and the Bancaja Foundation have launched a “Call for Proposals for NGO Cooperation”, which has benefited 45 projects carried out in the field of social exclusion and international cooperation; and the “Capaces Call for Proposals”, which will select associations which aim to improve the social and occupational prospects of people with disabilities.

Additionally, both entities will also launch on 1 September a call for proposals for joint grants amounting to 150,000 euros aimed at associations that come up with proposals related to environmental protection in the Valencian Community, to support the launch of projects that guarantee the preservation of the natural environment in the three provinces.

On the other hand, Bankia is donating 80,000 euros to the Caja Castellón Foundation to jointly support 40 non-profit organisations that carry out social projects aimed at promoting employment and improving the quality of life of elderly people, people with disabilities and people in danger of social exclusion in the province of Castellón.

With the Caja Castellón Foundation, Bankia has launched a support plan for environmental programmes and recovery of natural heritage, as well as a line of projects focused on education and entrepreneurs. As a novelty this year, a call for environmental projects will be launched this 1 September.

Increased employability

Bankia also provides almost 97,000 euros of support to employment projects run by the Cruz Roja in the cities of Alicante, Castellón, Valencia and the town of Altea, which help to improve the employability of 505 long-term unemployed people and over-45s, as well as unemployed women and victims of gender-based violence.

The bank is also donating around 36,000 euros to three Cáritas projects in the cities of Valencia, Castellón, Elche, Torrevieja and Orihuela (Alicante), as well as in Alicante city, for training in the care of dependent people, in gardening and hospitality work, from which over 280 people will benefit.

Furthermore, with the Red Solidaria programme, bank employees in the Valencian Community have selected a total of 37 specific projects in the three provinces to receive in excess of 185,000 euros of support, depending on the achievement of commercial objectives by the network of branches.

“Red Solidaria is a programme that showcases the pride of belonging to Bankia and due to which the bank’s professionals, thanks to their work, support the groups and associations of their locality that they themselves have chosen”, pointed out Casas.

On the other hand, the bank has recently carried out a fund-raising campaign in favour of the Food Banks of Valencia, Alicante and Castellón, together with the Fundació and the Federació de Pilota Valenciana and the TAU Castelló Basketball Club, to which it has contributed 30,000 euros. The institution has also delivered more than 2,000 books for children and young people to families with school-age children at the Food Banks of the Valencian Community with the aim of promoting reading against social exclusion, and alleviating the lack of reading material and stimulating children and young people to read during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.

Bankia

Bankia consolidates and reinforces its commitment to society through five priority lines of social action: employment and training, housing, local and rural development, disability and the environment. The bank is focusing its social investment on these areas and shows its commitment to society by involving the entire organisation and its employees. The Responsible Management policy is a capillary, grassroots programme that connects the bank’s welfare work with its corporate objectives. This enables Bankia to prioritise five of the 17 SDGs: Climate action (SDG 13), Decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), Quality education (SDG 4), Sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and SDG 17, which encompasses them all, Revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.

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