The Fonds SUEZ initiatives is an endowment fund with an annual budget of 4 million euros provided by SUEZ, Lyonnaise des Eaux, Degrémont and SITA France.
The Fonds provides direct or indirect financial support and/or technical skills, based on the know-how existing within the Group and various partners, including international solidarity organizations and institutions from all countries.
VALUE: up to 50% of the total project budget
Fonds Suez Environment Initiatives supports activities in improving access to essential services for underprivileged people in developing countries. These include drinking water, sanitation, waste management. Their main focuses are:
- Supporting and providing assistance in development projects through financial and technical partnerships established with international solidarity support organisations and non-profit making specialist institutions as well as companies involved in the social and solidarity economy.
- Supporting humanitarian and emergency operations, through Aquassistance in particular.
- Supporting and assisting in social integration projects, promoting employment and training.
The Fund supports projects submitted by all kinds of groups but will give priority to project leaders that are legally recognized as an association.
The Fund neither supports projects submitted by individuals nor projects in which it would be the only donor.It intervenes as a co-funder for projects that are receiving other sources of funding, whether this is from the applicant’s own resources, from public grants or aid provided by other donors.The Fund
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