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As part of the agreement between the two entities

Bankia and Fundación Montemadrid grant 200,000 euros to the 'Call for Proposals for the Environment and Sustainable Development'

This initiative is aimed at developing projects that conserve natural heritage, promote the sustainable use of natural resources and promote environmental volunteering.

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By  Communication Bankia

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09 September 2019 - 12:45

  • The initiative, which has been carried out for the first time, is aimed at private non-profit entities operating in Comunidad de Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha, and whose activity is related to the environment
  • Applications may be submitted between now and 26 September on the websites of Bankia and Fundación Montemadrid

Bankia and Fundación Montemadrid have launched the first 'Call for Proposals for the Environment and Sustainable Development' with a budget of 200,000 euros for private non-profit organizations that carry out environmental projects in Comunidad de Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha.

The aid, of up to 25,000 euros per project, will be granted to private non-profit entities, whose corporate purpose and activity is related to the environment.

The call is aimed at projects that seek to improve our natural heritage through the protection of biodiversity, the preservation of environmental quality and ecosystems, the sustainable use of natural resources and the promotion of environmental volunteering, as well as initiatives to improve the quality of life in cities through the active participation of citizens.

Entities will be able to register and present their projects from today until 26 September. Applications must be submitted exclusively through the Bankia and Fundación Montemadrid websites.

Bankia’s Director of Responsible Management, David Menéndez, stated that "this call involves public commitment to society and is proof of the importance of environmental conservation in our entity." "At Bankia we have a responsible business model that favours sustainable development and contributes to improving the environment and combating climate change, and this is something that the whole team is involved in," he added.

The general director of Fundación Montemadrid, Cristóbal Sánchez, said that "commitment to the environment is linked to our commitment to today's society and to all its members. It is our obligation to preserve the natural heritage that has been given to us, as well as promoting sustainable development to reduce the impact on the environment and raising awareness through volunteering. Moreover, environmental projects are more complete if they combine social and environmental commitment ".

This cooperative project by Fundación Montemadrid and Bankia is a new initiative within the seventh edition of ‘Call for Action in 2019’ and part of an agreement between the two entities for the development of three socio-environmental projects that are currently under development.

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 financial institution focuses its social investment on these areas and maintains its commitment to society through the involvement of its entire structure and professionals. The Responsible Management policy is all-encompassing and approachable, as it links the social actions of the bank with its goals. Thus, Bankia makes a priority contribution to nine of the 17 SDGs, including decent work and economic growth; industry, innovation and infrastructure; action for climate, and affordable, clean energy.

Fundación Montemadrid

Fundación Montemadrid is a private non-profit organisation that has made a great effort when it comes to boosting and promoting social action, education, culture and environmental protection in our country. Its activity is aimed at improving the quality of life and inclusion of groups and individuals with social difficulties, while boosting the active participation of citizens through greater access to culture and education. The Foundation maintains and manages social and cultural centres such as La Casa Encendida and Casa San Cristóbal, schools, libraries, centres for older people, special job centres and various administration centres from which social institutions, among others, operate.

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