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Bankia and the Fundación La Caja de Canarias launch the ‘First Call for Environmental and Sustainable Development Project Proposals’

The jury, among other aspects, will assess those projects that are aimed at reducing the impact of the carbon footprint on the planet.
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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01 September 2020 - 14:00

  • The initiative, with 20,000 euros in funding, will be aimed at private non-profit entities operating in the Islas Canarias whose activity is related to the environment
  • Applicants are invited to submit their proposals until 21 September using an online process
  • The rules of the call for proposals can be found on the websites of Bankia En Acción and the Fundación La Caja de Canarias.

Bankia and Fundación La Caja de Canarias launch the ‘First Call for Environment and Sustainable Development Project Proposals’, with the aim of supporting environmental projects in the Islas Canarias committed to sustainable development and nature conservation, with 20,000 euros in funding.

The initiative, which accepts applications until 21 September, will support projects for conservation, restoration and sustainable use of land, marine and freshwater ecosystems; reduce and recycle waste, especially plastics; and encourage technological innovation to reduce and prevent environmental damage. An ability to reduce the carbon footprint will be one aspect looked at by the judges.

The grants will be awarded to private non-profit entities whose statutes provide for protection of nature and the environment in the islands. Applications can be submitted online through the websites of Bankia En Acción and the Fundación La Caja de Canarias.

Signing this agreement with the Fundación La Caja de Canarias demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that the emergence from the crisis related to COVID-19 in the islands is as sustainable as possible.

Federico Navarro
Corporate regional manager of Bankia in Canarias

The projects will be evaluated by a jury made up of representatives of the Foundation, Bankia and a specialized technical consultancy. The awards will be announced in November.

The corporate regional manager of Bankia in the Islas Canarias, Federico Navarro, stressed that ‘for Bankia, signing this agreement with the Fundación La Caja de Canarias demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that the emergence from the crisis related to COVID-19 in the islands is as sustainable as possible and to making us rethink our future as a society, something that necessarily cannot be done without adopting a green perspective’.

For his part, the managing director of the Fundación La Caja de Canarias, Fernando Fernández, pointed out that ‘with this initiative and the partnership with Bankia, the Foundation is returning to the environmental programmes that our community work used to undertake, assuming a commitment to the Islas Canarias through the ‘green economy’ that is so essential and focusing on the sustainability of the proposals for emerging from the profound crisis that the COVID-19 represents for the islands ".

This call for proposals is part of Bankia’s yearly collaboration with the Fundación La Caja de Canarias, as a result of which they have launched for the seventh consecutive year the ‘Call for Social Action Proposals’ aimed at supporting social projects in the Islas Canarias.

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.

La Fundación Caja de Canarias

The Foundation is thereby renewing its primary purpose as a charity organization that has been investing its management results in Canarian society for over 15 years, continuing the community work of La Caja, seeking out the entities that best understand the problems of social exclusion and how to promote employment and training for these disadvantaged groups, giving priority to the most urgent and necessary actions of our time.

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