Iberdrola’s social programs will reach more than 40,000 disadvantaged people this year
- The Foundation will invest 1.2 million in the financing of 35 projects aimed at helping the most vulnerable groups
The Social Program of Fundación Iberdrola España has programmed for this year the collaboration with 35 social entities, benefiting more than 40,000 people, for which 1.2 million euros have been allocated. The measures aim to contribute towards social development and improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable groups.
Out of all the initiatives, 40% seek to prevent situations of poverty and social exclusion, prioritizing the fight against child poverty; 10% address the improvement of health and welfare; another 38% are aimed towards the social inclusion of people with disabilities, and the remaining 12% aim to support women
The projects are developed by national and local non-profit organizations with proven experience such as Ciudad Joven, Save The Children, Down Syndrome Foundation, Proyecto Hombre, Association of Parents of Children with Cancer of the Valencian Community (Aspanion), Fundación Tomillo, Candelita, etc
These projects obtain funding of up to a maximum of 40,000 euros. The focus of their efforts is social insertion, with special attention to children, people with disabilities, people with serious illnesses, and women. Volunteer work and the creation of direct employment are also encouraged. In this edition alone the program will generate more than 218 direct jobs.
The 2022 Social Program has prioritized four lines of work. The first focuses on projects linked to child poverty and social exclusion. They support low-income households trying to cover basic aspects of daily life. Similarly, it supports initiatives that seek to promote education and reduce the impact of inherited poverty on the younger population.
The second line of work focuses on social inclusion projects for people with disabilities. It especially supports children and young people, and the occupational centers they attend. They are offered a space to develop the skills that will enable them to integrate into society and enter the labor market.
The third line also addresses health and welfare projects for vulnerable children with serious illnesses and their families. It also supports initiatives aimed at the prevention and/or treatment of people affected by various addictions.
The fourth and last line of work focuses on supporting women who suffer or have been victims of harassment and gender-based violence. The aim is to foster their self-esteem and personal autonomy through support and pre-employment training projects that promote their skills for real autonomy while promoting gender equality at the same time.
Fundación Iberdrola with its Social Program
Through the Social Program of its Foundation in Spain, Iberdrola has allocated more than 11 million euros for social initiatives in the country and helped a total of 414,546 people. Since the launch of this Plan in 2010, the company has promoted more than 441 projects in collaboration with more than one hundred social entities, contributing to the fight against child poverty, school support, and the social integration of children, young people, and women in vulnerable situations. The Social Program has enabled the creation of 1,630 jobs and the participation of 7,648 volunteers.
Fundación Iberdrola España also focuses its activities on its scholarship program in the fields of energy, biodiversity, and environment and research, as well as in the cultural field, focusing on the restoration and preservation of the cultural and artistic riches of the Iberian Peninsula’s heritage.