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AGIR Award supports struggle against poverty and social exclusion

 

The AGIR Award has opened applications for its third edition, dedicated to the tackle poverty and social exclusion. The AGIR Award fits in with the policy of community engagement and social innovation practiced by REN - Redes Energéticas Nacionais and seeks to support projects developed by companies and non-profit organisations.

While the last editions of this REN initiative have been dedicated to job creation and active ageing, this year the aim is to reward innovative projects that offer solutions and responses in the struggle against poverty and social exclusion, which do not rely on hand-outs but rather foster the independence and build the capacities of recipients.

The three best projects will be chosen by REN in partnership with STONE SOUP, which will track and monitor the use of the funds donated to each of the projects supported and assess the real social impact of REN's support for each project. The winners will be awarded €30,000. Second place receives €15,000 and third place €5,000.

Anyone interested in nominating an organisation must complete the Application Form available on the REN website. Nominations are open until 30 April 2016.

Regulations and further information on the Award are available here