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Bankia and the Sa Nostra Foundation open aids for 120,000 euros to support social projects in the islands

Applicant entities can register through the web pages of Bankia in action and Sa Nostra Foundation where they will submit their application online.
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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07 March 2019 - 13:45

  • The 'Call for Social Action 2019' is aimed at 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 at risk of social exclusion in the islands
  • The projects, which will be supported by a maximum amount of up to 8,000 euros, can be submitted between Friday 8 and March 29
  • The rules of this first call can be found on the Bankia website and the Sa Nostra Foundation website

 Bankia and the Sa Nostra Foundation will launch the "Call for Social Action 2019", endowed with 120,000 euros to support social projects of associations and foundations in the islands.

The first call for aid from the Sa Nostra Foundation and Bankia is aimed at non-profit organisations that carry out their activity in the islands and whose projects are focused on training and guidance aimed at employment, rural development or improvement of the quality of life of people with disabilities or other groups at risk of social exclusion.

This initiative will enable Bankia and the Sa Nostra Foundation to support projects for a minimum amount of 2,000 euros and a maximum of 8,000 euros.

Applicant entities can register through the Sa Nostra Foundation website and the Bankia website and submit their application online. Projects can be submitted between Friday, March 8 and March 29.

The entities and projects selected in the 'Call for Social Action 2019' will be announced at the end of May.

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The Federació de Pilota Valenciana (FPV) and Bankia present the final of the Women's Raspall League

The first act of the final of the most important tournament of the female raspall will be played next Saturday, June 15, in the street of Beniparrell ball, at 19 hours.
 

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10 June 2019 - 18:15

The Federació de Pilota Valenciana (FPV) and Bankia inaugurated the Bankia Elite Raspall League 2019 in a ceremony held at the Assembly Hall of Bankia's headquarters in Valencia.

The event was attended by the chairman of the FPV, José Daniel Sanjuán; the councillor of Sports and Equality, Isabel García; the commercial manager of Bankia in Valencia and Castelló, Rosa Piqueras, and the coordinator of Valencian pilota of the Generalitat Valenciana, Sebastià Giner, as well as representatives of the finalist teams, Bicorp and Beniparrell.

The first event of the final of the most important women's raspall competition. This will take place on Saturday, 15 June, at Calle de Pelota in Beniparrell, at 7 pm, filmed by À Punt Mèdia.

The president of the FPV, José Daniel Sanjuán, has highlighted the importance of women in sport. "From the Federation we are trying to position women's sport in the place it should occupy. The players are a role model for today's Valencian pilota, complementing this sport with their spirit of self-improvement and sacrifice. Institutions such as Bankia, together with the Provincial Council and the Generalitat Valenciana, increase the visibility of women's sports and that is something we will always be grateful for".

Rosa Piqueras, a Bankia representative at the event, assured that "at Bankia we are very proud to be able to support the practice of this sport among women, which is already unstoppable". "It is a great satisfaction to sponsor and take part in women's championships this season, such as the League and the Individual, along with the men's competitions. Of course, today we must congratulate the Bicorp A and Beniparell teams, Victoria, Mar, Aida, Ana and Noelia for their great performance in this competition and for deservingly reaching the grand finale of this Saturday", she said, and assured that "Bankia will continue to collaborate with pilota".

The councillor for Sports, Isabel García, thanked Bankia "for joining us in the promotion of women's pilota; we have found an ally in you. This growth women's pilota in Valencia, which has been fast and significant, has been possible thanks to our cooperation with the Federation these last four years", while the representative of the Generalitat Valenciana, Sebastià Giner, remarked that "the Bicorp team is back at the finals one more and will prove itself against Beniparrell. These are two very high-level and coordinated teams that will ensure a great show that is taking place thanks to the sponsorship of Bankia, which maintains its commitment to our sport, and once again this year, filmed by À Punt Mèdia.

Lastly, the finalists, Victoria and Mar from Bicorp, together with Ana and Noelia from Beniparrell, closed the ceremony with the traditional choosing of the balls for the grand finale on Saturday.

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Bankia and the Ávila Foundation provide 80,000 euros to support the social programmes of 23 associations in the province

The selected entities will develop projects in the fields of training and orientation aimed at employment, the development of the rural environment or the improvement of the quality of life.
 

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12 June 2019 - 15:15

  • A total of 37 proposals have been submitted to the first edition of the call for proposals ‘Aid to Social Action Projects 2019’
  • The associations selected will develop projects focused on training and guidance actions aimed at employment, rural development or improving quality of life for disabled persons, together with other groups at risk of social exclusion

Bankia and the Ávila Foundation will provide 80,000 euros in support of 23 associations in the province of Ávila that have submitted their initiatives to the call for proposals ‘Aid to Social Action Projects 2019’.

The associations selected, from a total of 37, will develop projects focused on training and guidance actions aimed at employment, rural development or improving quality of life for disabled persons, together with other groups at risk of social exclusion in the province of Ávila.

The projects may be financed from a minimum of 2,000 euros and up to a maximum of 8,000 euros and, in no event may the amount received exceed 70% of the total cost of the project.

The beneficiary entities in this third edition are as follows:

  • Down Ávila
  • Pronisa
  • Aspace Ávila
  • FAEMA Salud Mental Ávila
  • Asociación Española contra del Cáncer (AECC)
  • Asociación de Familiares de Enfermos de Alzheimer de Ávila
  • Espávila, Formación y Desarrollo Social
  • Centro de Desarrollo Rural Almanzor
  • ADISVATI
  • Asociación Autismo Ávila
  • Centro Educación Especial Santa Teresa
  • Fundación Asociación de Misericordia
  • Casa Social Católica
  • Cruz Roja Española en Ávila
  • Fundación Randstad
  • Cáritas Diocesana de Ávila
  • FUNDABEM Fundación Abulense para el Empleo
  • Asociación Aredis
  • Respirávila
  • Fundacion Aspaym Castilla y León
  • APAVI
  • ALCER- ÁVILA
  • Adema- Asociación de Esclerosis Múltiple Abulense

The grants will be awarded to the associations at an event held in Autumn at the Ávila Foundation headquarters, which will be attended by representatives of the selected projects.

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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 Corporate Social Responsibility policy is all-encompassing and approachable, as it links the social actions of the bank with its business in the areas in which the professionals themselves find socio-economic problems and vulnerable groups.

Fundación Ávila

The Ávila Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that carries out its activities in the province of Ávila with the goal of creating, maintaining and executing of social, cultural and charitable actions, either by itself or in collaboration with other companies, preferably focused on research, education, culture, health care and social care, at the service of the general interests of the province.

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Bankia and the Caja de Canarias Foundation allocate 150,000 euros to the social projects of 35 associations in the islands

These grants are part of the call for 'Aid for Projects of Social Action 2019', promoted by both institutions and which celebrates its sixth edition.
 

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13 June 2019 - 17:30

  • The presentation ceremony of the joint call for proposals 'Aid for Social Action Projects 2019' was held at the headquarters of the Caja de Canarias Foundation
  • The objective is to boost local development, employment, support sectors of the population at risk of social exclusion and improve the quality of life of more than 12,000 Canarians

Bankia and the Caja de Canarias Foundation will contribute €150,000 to social programs from a total of 35 Canarian associations that have submitted their initiatives to the 'Aid to Social Action Projects 2019' call which will benefit 12,000 Canarians.

The event took place at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Caja de Canarias Foundation and was attended by the chairman of the Foundation, Blas Trujillo; the corporate manager of Bankia in the Islas Canarias, Federico Navarro; Bankia's Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), David Menéndez, and representatives of the selected associations.

According to the chairman of the Caja de Canarias Foundation, "with this event we are launching 35 projects that undoubtedly contribute to energising our society through special dedication and effort with the less fortunate made by these groups, the real protagonists of the calls, thus taking a step towards a more equal society".

The corporate manager of Bankia in the Islas Canarias has highlighted "the commitment of the entity, one more year, with the associations that work every day to improve the Canarian society" and "the pride that is for Bankia to collaborate with the Caja de Canarias Foundation to benefit the most underprivileged groups in the Islands".

This sixth consecutive edition of the projects has seen 75 proposals, 17 more than last year. The objective of the call for proposals is to boost employment and local development, support sectors of the population at risk of social exclusion, the elderly, people with disabilities and improve the quality of life of people on the islands.

The selected associations will focus on supporting the sectors of the population at risk of exclusion through programs that improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, the elderly and other socially vulnerable groups, as well as boosting local development and fostering employment between certain groups of the population. In total, these programs will directly benefit more than 12,000 Canarians from the islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma.

The list of projects that will receive this aid is as follows:

  • Asociación Nuevo Futuro.
  • Fundación Adsis.
  • Asociación ADEPSI.
  • Randstad Foundation.
  • Fundación Canaria Yrichen.
  • Asociación Afedes.
  • AFES Salud Mental.
  • Médicos del Mundo.
  • Comisión española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR) in Canarias.
  • Charity and development project.
  • Asociación Mararía.
  • Coordinadora Arciprestal Cáritas del Sur.
  • Adisnor.
  • Agrupación para la Defensa del Paciente Psíquico El Cribo.
  • Fundación Diagrama Intervención Psicosocial.
  • Asociación de Personas Sordas de Gran Canaria.
  • Proclade Canarias.
  • Asociación de Niños con Cáncer Pequeño Valiente.
  • CIVITAS Centros especializados en personas con discapacidad intelectual.
  • Proyecto Hombre Canarias, Fundación Canaria C.E.S.I.C.A.
  • Asociación Cultural Orquesta Clásica Bela Bartok.
  • Asociación Mensajeros de la Paz-Canarias.
  • Plataforma Palmera de Atención Integral a la discapacidad.-indispal.
  • APADIS.
  • Asociación Síndrome de Down de Las Palmas.
  • Asociación Mojo de Caña.
  • Asociación Domitila Hernández.
  • Asociación Tinerfeña de Trisómicos 21 Down Tenerife.
  • Cáritas Diocesana de Canarias.
  • Congregación Oblatas del Santísimo Redentor.
  • Diócesis de Canarias- Secretariado Diocesano de Pastoral Penitenciaria.
  • Fundación Canaria Main. 
  • Instituto de Religiosas Oblatas del Santísimo Redentor.
  • ASOMASAMEN Asociación Majorera por la Salud Mental.
  • Asociación Cultural para el Derecho a la Educación (ACUDE).

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Bankia, the FSMCV and the IVC present the jury for the second edition of the 'Bankia Awards for Musical Talent'

They are experts who stand out for an impeccable career and whose knowledge will be of great interest in the assessment of candidates.
 

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12 June 2019 - 15:00

  • The jury will be chaired by Antonio Ariño, Vice-rector for Culture of the Universitat de València, and will feature renowned music experts such as Adolf Murillo, Carles Subiela, Ana Luisa Chova, Maravillas Díaz, Cristóbal Soler and Amàlia Garrigós
  • Nominations may be submitted until 30 June and the prize money for each of the five awards will be 20,000 euros
  • The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 14 September at the Palacio de Congresos in Valencia

Bankia, the Federation of Musical Associations of the Comunidad Valenciana (FSMCV) and the Institut Valencià de Cultura (IVC) have announced the jury for the second edition of the 'Bankia Awards for Musical Talent' in the Comunidad Valenciana, presided by Antonio Ariño, Vice-rector for Culture at the Universitat de València.

The jury will also include renowned experts, such as Adolf Murillo, an adviser to the Ministry of Education and a professor at the University of Valencia, whose school, IES Arabista Ribera de Carcaixent, won the first edition of the awards. The jury will also include Carles Subiela, professor and entrepreneur, and also awarded in the first edition; Ana Luisa Chova, renowned singing teacher of the CSM J. Rodrigo de València; Maravillas Díaz, retired professor of music education at the Universidad del País Vasco; Cristóbal Soler, renowned Valencian conductor who directs the project of the Young Symphony Orchestra of the FSMCV; and Amália Garrigós, a Valencian journalist.

"In this second edition of the 'Bankia Awards for musical talent', we once again have an exceptional jury composed of leading figures in the field of music, some of them awarded in the first edition of the awards, both in the Comunidad Valenciana as well as the rest of Spain and internationally. They are experts who stand out for their impeccable careers and whose knowledge will be of great interest in assessing this year's candidates", said Daniela González, chairwoman of the FSMCV.

The corporate manager of Bankia in Valencia and Castellón, Jaime Casas, underlined that "we are proud to have such a high-level jury. It is very important for us to recognise the work and talents of so many people in the Comunidad Valenciana and other places who, coming from diverse backgrounds, have made music one of our most valuable hallmarks. The work and prestige of the jury of this new edition will undoubtedly contribute to this".

Marga Landete, from the Institut Valencià de Cultura (IVC), has stated that the 'Bankia Awards for musical talent' reward "the work of professionals, artists and companies linked to Valencian music". "They are a tool to raise awareness and appreciation for consolidated individuals and entities that improve our culture; and, in addition, the awards come with a significant monetary reward that, undoubtedly, can be a great contribution for them to continue developing their projects and activities", she added.

Nominations for this edition of the 'Bankia Awards for Musical Talent' may be submitted until 30 June and the prize money for each of the five awards will be 20,000 euros.

The 'Bankia Awards for Musical Talent' have five categories: 'Valencian Musician Award', 'Valencian Vocational Training Award', 'Valencian Researcher Award', 'Music Education Project Award', and 'Music Entrepreneurship Award'.

Chairman

  • Antonio Ariño. Professor of Sociology at the Universitat de València. He holds a degree in Geography and History in 1985 and a doctorate in Sociology in 1990 with his thesis 'Fiesta y Sociedad en la Valencia contemporánea'. Since 1987 he has been professor of sociology at the Universitat de València. He has been director of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology from 1997 to 2003 and vice chairman of the Spanish Federation of Sociology. He directs the Institut de Ciències Socials i de la Cultura of the Institució Alfons el Magnànim and is a member of the Publications Commission of the CIS. Author of numerous publications, his main lines of research have been in the fields of sociology of culture, social welfare policies and the third sector. Since 2003, he has held the position of Vice Chancellor of the Universitat de València, assuming various responsibilities. Currently, since April 2018, he is vice chancellor for Culture and Sports at the Universitat de València.

Members

  • Adolf Murillo. Doctor of Education from the Jaume I University in Castelló. He holds a degree in Music from the Barcelona Conservatory of Higher Education, a Higher Diploma in Sociocultural Animation, a DEA in Education History and Theory from the Jaume I University in Castelló, and a specialist degree in electronic music and video creation from the Universitat Politècnica de València. He is a long-time civil servant as a secondary education teacher and is currently a consultant in training for teachers in the Regional Ministry of Education of the Generalitat Valenciana and works as professor in the Master's Degree in Music at the UPV. He has received important awards within the field of education and music pedagogy. In the first edition of the 'Bankia Awards for Musical Talent' (2017), he received the 'Music Education Project Award' for 'Experimentarts: music, creativity and collaborative learning' at the IES Arabista Ribera de Carcaixent highschool.
  • Carles Subiela, member. Geography and History teacher, he started his career as a secondary education teacher in 1992. He has been working for 20 years at the Public Adult Training Centre of Llíria. He is the founder and manager of the company Consolado de Mar, dedicated to the distribution of musical instruments. With this platform, he has contributed to many charity activities around the world. He is the author of several books, all in four syllable verses, such as Patrañas Clásicas, Patrañas de Pueblo, Patrañas de Aquí y universal and Patrañas de Paz. In the first edition of the 'Bankia Awards for Musical Talent', his company Consolat de Mar S.L. won the 'Music-related Enterprise Award'.
  • Ana Luisa Chova, vocal. Cum laude graduate in Piano and Singing, by the Valencia Conservatory of Music and recipient of an award from the Santiago Lope Foundation. She holds a degree in Biological Sciences and a Master's Degree in Aesthetics and Musical Creativity from the University of Valencia. She is a member, conductor and string teacher at the University Orfeón de Valencia and the Agrupación Lírica Valenciana as well as a founding member of the Opera Workshop of the Palau de la Música in Valencia. Until her retirement, she taught at the 'Plácido Domingo' Training Centre of the Palau de les Arts in Valencia. She is the director of the first edition of the Master's Degree in Opera Arts at the Institute of Arts of the Comunidad Valenciana, taught at the Valencia Conservatory of Music.
  • Maravillas Díaz, a member of the jury, has a PhD in Philosophy and Education Sciences and a retired professor of Didactics of Musical Expression at the Universidad del País Vasco. She is also the author of several publications in books and specialised magazines. She has participated in numerous national and international scientific committees as an expert evaluator and has been invited as a lecturer in various research and teaching forums. During the years 1996-2006 she presided the Association for Musical Education of Spain (SEM-EE). She has been a member of the Advisory Council for Music Education of the Basque Country, under the Department of Education, Culture and Language Policy of the Basque Government during 2000-2006 and 2013-2017. Currently, she has been invited to be a member of the External Validation Board of the School of Music Education at the Arles School (Universidad Humanismo Cristiano in Santiago de Chile).
  • Cristóbal Soler, vocal. Considered one of the most important directors of his generation, he has directed an extensive repertoire of operas and zarzuelas, some of them with honorable mentions and awards, for six seasons, as director of the Teatro Nacional de la Zarzuela, and he has been responsible for directing some forgotten pieces for the first time. He has been invited by major Spanish orchestras: ORTVE, OBC, JONDE, Orquesta de Valencia,
OSG de Galicia, ORCAM, BOS de Bilbao, Sevilla, Castilla y León, OSN de Navarra, OCG de Granada, etc., to concert halls such as the Auditorio Nacional, Palau de Valencia, Baluarte de Pamplona, Palau de la Música de Cataluña. He has conducted the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne (Victoria Hall, of Genève and Salle Metrópol, of Lausanne), as well as international tours in Austria (Mozarteum, in Salzburg; Austria Center, in Vienna); France; Portugal; Poland; Czech Republic; Slovenia; Romania; Cuba; Venezuela (O. Municipal de Caracas); Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, among others. Soler is the artistic director of the Religious Music Week in Cuenca and the founding chairman of AESDO, Asociación Española de Directores de Orquesta. He has also been the conductor of the Young Symphony Orchestra of the FSMCV since its creation in 2014.
  • Amàlia Garrigós. With a degree in Information Sciences from the Universitat Autònoma in Barcelona, she was part of the team that created the first public radio program on the Valencian public radio. She was the iconic voice for Ràdio Nou, where she worked on all time slots using every communication register. Her work in disseminating and promoting the music scene of Valencia is displayed in album introductions, articles, concert presentations, festivals, round tables and several documentaries and music videos. Since 2017, she directs and presents Apunt Media's music magazine, Territori Sonor.

The aim of these awards, part of the 'Bankia Escolta Valencia' program, is to support the development of Valencian society through the recognition of individuals and entities that develop excellent projects that serve as national and international reference points in the different fields of music.

The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 14 September at the Palacio de Congresos in Valencia. The first edition of these awards was held in 2017, and it takes place every two years.

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