Bucharest, January 15, 2019 – The Vodafone Romania Foundation launches a new call for proposals for the “Good Deeds Fund”, with the total sum allocated in 2019 amounting to RON 920,000. Projects will be enrolled online, at the address http://finanțare.fundația-vodafone.ro/. This webpage also contains information about enrolling, participation rules, the enrollment form and the full timetable of the call. The deadline for the submission of applications is February 13, 2020.
The “Good Deeds Fund” is a national program designed to support non-governmental organizations in Romania, engaged in developing projects in the fields of social services, such as those addressed to children and young people in disadvantaged social groups, elderly in difficulty, people with disabilities, victims of domestic violence. The funding is granted after analyzing the proposed projects, and the amount offered to a project can reach up to RON 190,000. Depending on its complexity, the Vodafone Romania Foundation reserves the right to decide the value of the amount offered to the NGOs to finance each selected project.
Since the launch of the “Good Deeds Fund” program in 2013, the Vodafone Romania Foundation has granted a total funding of about RON 7 million to 35 projects run by 30 NGOs. The 5 projects from the previous edition of the program were completed in August 2019, with a total number of about 6,700 beneficiaries (children, young people and people with disabilities).
“The Good Deeds Fund supports projects that bring change to disadvantaged communities and provides a chance for ideas that improve the quality of people’s lives. During this year’s round, we intend to support exclusively projects from the sphere of social inclusion and protection, because this area is heavily underfunded, and the need for specific services is very high”, said Angela Galeța, Director of the Vodafone Romania Foundation.
Examples of projects eligible for funding through the “Good Deed Fund” are: providing social assistance services for vulnerable people, creating access for people with disabilities, increasing the quality of life of the elderly, preventing family abandonment, providing support to victims of domestic violence, using technology in the field of social services.
The applications will be evaluated by a team composed of members of the Vodafone Romania Foundation and external consultants. The evaluation will take into account several criteria, such as the project relevance (the extent to which the project responds to real community needs), project impact (whether the project is indeed capable to trigger a significant change locally or nation-wide to as many beneficiaries as possible) and sustainability (whether the project will continue to run after the end of the financing).
The Vodafone Romania Foundation is a Romanian non-governmental charitable organization, established in 1998, which operates separately and independently from the company’s business. Over more than 20 years of activity, the Vodafone Romania Foundation has funded 1,132 programs run by 730 NGOs throughout the country, in the fields of healthcare, education and social services. These projects had almost 3 million beneficiaries – children, young people and elderly, physically, socially or economically disadvantaged. So far, the Vodafone Romania Foundation has invested 30 million euros in projects run by non-profit partner organizations. More details about the Foundation’s programs are available at www.fundatia-vodafone.ro, http://jurnaldebine.fundatia-vodafone.ro/ and www.facebook.com/fundatiavodafone.