The BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg supports 26 new community projects with total funding of EUR 68,500
On 3 October 2018, the cheque for the 9th annual HELP2HELP programme was presented in a ceremony at BGL BNP Paribas’ headquarters, in the presence of Geoffroy Bazin, Country Head of the BNP Paribas Group and Chairman of the BGL BNP Paribas Executive Committee, and members of the organisations funded.
The HELP2HELP programme, formerly named “Coup de Pouce”, aims to encourage current and retired employees of the BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg to become involved in the community activities of not-for-profit organisations. In 2018, 26 projects supported by 28 employees and retirees were selected to receive total funding of EUR 68,500. The projects are led both at local and international level in fields including humanitarian aid, education, disabilities, healthcare, solidarity, and the fight against insecurity. Since 2010, a total of over EUR 650,000 in support has been awarded to more than 220 projects.
Besides financial support through the HELP2HELP programme, the organisations can also take part in the “Marché de Noël des Associations”, a Christmas market held each year at BGL BNP Paribas’ headquarters. From 3 to 6 December 2018, they will be able to present their activities to the employees of the BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg while offering them the chance to contribute to a good cause by doing some of their Christmas shopping at the same time.
“We are delighted to see how popular our HELP2HELP initiative is year after year. This indicates the exceptional voluntary commitment of current and retired staff of the BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg. This commitment is also one of our Group’s values and it is encouraging to see that so many of our staff members are personally involved in civil society”, stated Geoffroy Bazin.