How to submit a project?
The application period for the submission of projects in 2018 runs until the end of March. Before requesting support from the Foundation, you can test the suitability of your project with this first questionnaire. It is important that the project fits with the selection criteria of the VINCI UK Foundation defined by the following areas of action.
- Promote access to the labour market
- Integration through housing
- Inclusive mobility
- Building better communities
The VINCI UK Foundation will focus on combining the skills of VINCI UK’s staff, together with financial assistance, to help community schemes and projects in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Our purpose is to support initiatives that aim to improve the integration of the most vulnerable into the working world, within our four areas of action. The VINCI UK Foundation is willing to help organisations through human and financial support, strongly believing that working together is the key to social cohesion.
The Foundation supports small and medium size registered community interest or non-profit organisations which are independent, with no political or religious orientation.
The Foundation does not support organisations already benefiting from long term funding, profit based organisations, statutory bodies or public organisations. Applications from individuals will not be considered.
The VINCI UK Foundation supports projects in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, located near the offices and worksites of VINCI companies. Proximity is a factor in choosing an appropriate employee to be involved with the project.
Long term initiatives fighting exclusion and isolation will be considered. The Foundation does not finance one-off events (exhibitions, demonstrations, temporary projects), even if they are socially oriented.
The financial support provided by the Foundation is a one-off grant, ranging from approximately £3,000 to £20,000. It will be allocated in two stages, with one allocation at the beginning of the partnership agreement which, for example, is reserved for either tangible (tools and equipment, vehicles, IT, furniture, facility refurbishment) or intangible investments (website development, training linked to the project). The second allocation would depend entirely on the project structure.
Involvement of VINCI employee sponsors is a necessary condition for support.