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Fonds SUEZ Grants for Improving the Living Conditions of Individuals in Developing Countries

The Fondation SUEZ supports concrete actions in favour of:

access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for disadvantaged populations in developing countries;

the insertion of vulnerable populations thanks to employment and training in France; Social harmony through education, culture and sport, in France.


The Fondation SUEZ has set itself several priorities:

To support and accompany development projects via financial and skills-based sponsorship partnerships developed with international solidarity organizations, non-profit making specialized institutions.

To accompany humanitarian and emergency operations in the field of access to essential services. To support and accompany insertion projects encouraging employment and training in France.

To boost innovation and research applied to the realities of the field in developing countries, namely via the organisation of a Prize to reward and promote innovative projects having proven their worth and which can be replicated.

Location / Implementation Zone

For access to essential service projects, the Fondation supports projects implemented in developing countries.

It does not intervene in so-called developed countries within the context of the domain considered.

The Fondation is looking to focus its actions on problems encountered in urban and peri-urban areas: projects meeting this criterion will be studied as a matter of priority. However, projects in rural settings will not be disregarded if they permit the management of the services provided to be structured on a long-term basis. For projects dedicated to social insertion and cohesion, the Fondation focuses solely on France.

The Fondation supports projects at a global level, including in zones where for safety reasons, it will not be able to send personnel for project evaluation missions.

Eligibility Criteria

The Fondation supports projects proposed by project initiators with an associative legal status and which have been legally established for at least one year prior to the date of the submission of the project application. The Fondation does not support projects developed by individuals. Particular attention will be paid to: The clearly identified demand and the determination of the populations concerned to contribute towards maintaining the service or activity to be created, Whether or not the project is of general interest, The commitment and support shown towards the project by local stakeholders: user associations, local resident communities, local authorities etc. The correspondence of the project with the national or regional policies adopted in the domain considered, Coherency with the other projects implemented on the same theme in the same geographical zone; for access to essential service projects: resource preservation, integrated management of the receiving environment, collection and treatment management… The search for efficiency and the sustainable improvement in the living conditions of populations as part of a development process which respects the environment, The search for the sustainability of actions thanks to the relevance of the prior assessment designed to measure the impacts of the project’s achievements Impact measuring thanks to indicators and assessment mechanisms based on transparency, in conjunction – where possible – with the authorities in the countries concerned, The introduction of post-project monitoring, And, particularly for projects relating to access to essential services, the existence of training to improve and manage services, personnel training and awareness-raising actions among local populations with respect to health and hygiene.

For more information, please see: https://www.fondation-suez.com/en/

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