Periods to apply
- First period: from the 2nd to the 31st January.
- Second period: from the 1st to the 30th June.
- Third period: from the 1st to the 30th September.
Dear project leader,
Since the call for projects is not yet open, you cannot yet file your grant application.
After learning about the routing of your grant application and checking that your project meets the selection criteria, refer to the the opening periods below.
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The Veolia Foundation
Members of the projects' Selection Committee will meet:
Project leaders are generally international outreach organizations, associations, non-profit entities (e.g. workforce development agencies) or institutions. The Foundation does not support grants for projects that are personally led by a Company employee.
The Foundation acts within the framework of corporate patronage. The project supported must be community-oriented, non-profit initiatives, fitting into the following action areas:
Unlike sponsorship or sponsoring operations, no commercial gain is sought in return for the financial assistance granted.
The Foundation only supports projects that are sponsored by a Veolia employee.
The employees offer the project leader their time and knowhow for successful implementation of the project.
Attention: You have to find yourself a Company employee who, if he wishes, becomes the sponsor of the project.The Foundation itself does not connect employees with projects.
The Foundation ensures that project leaders provide a clear description of how they will use the grant for which they have applied, including information about the targets to be met and indicators to assess the impact of the grant provided.
The Foundation pays close attention to the technical and financial feasibility of each project, the experience of the project leader and the quality of the partners. It gives priority to projects that are original, set an example and can be replicated.
The Foundation considers all requests, regardless of scale. There is no maximum or minimum limit to the grant amount, although it cannot exceed 50% of the budget dedicated to the entire project. The grant is intended to supplement public and private subsidies or grants as well as the existing resources of the entity requesting it. The Foundation's aim is to give project leaders additional leverage, with grants intended primarily to cover investment expenditures, whether tangible or intangible, other than operating expenses.
From the time that you send in your grant application to the Foundation, and the time when you receive the grant, your application is vetted in three steps.
You meet with the sponsor. He states his opinion of the technical and financial feasibility of your project. After checking out the file and relying on the sponsor's testimony, the Foundation team presents the project to the Selection Committee.
Your project is submitted for examination to the Selection Committee, which meets every two months to decide on the grants. Twenty to thirty projects are examined at each session.
If you apply for a grant of over €150 000, the Board of Trustees, which meets twice every year, takes the relevant decision.
If the Selection Committee decides to support your project, you agree to sign a "sponsorship contract" with the Foundation.
This partnership commits both parties to carry out the project by setting a deadline for the transfer of the funds and the payment schedule. The sponsor of your project gives you the grant check at an official ceremony.
Through your sponsor, you are required to inform the Foundation regularly about the progress of your project, by sending him photographs, invoices, progress reports, etc.
Once the project is completed, the Foundation conducts a project review with the help of the sponsor.
Throughout this itinerary, the sponsor is available for counseling. The sponsor is a current or retired employee of Veolia, who examines your project, monitors it and evaluates it alongside the Foundation. He is your privileged interlocutor. His advice and expertise are major assets for the successful completion of your project.