BNP Paribas in Luxembourg supports 16 new community projects with total funding of EUR 51,100
On 17 October 2017, the cheque for the seventh annual “Coup de Pouce” (A Little Boost) programme was presented in a ceremony at BGL BNP Paribas’ headquarters, in the presence of Carlo Thill, Country Head of the BNP Paribas Group and Chairman of the Management Board of BGL BNP Paribas, and members of the organisations funded.
“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 2017, 16 projects supported by 18 employees and retirees were selected to receive total funding of EUR 51,100. 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 580,000 in support has been awarded to more than 180 projects.
Besides financial support through the “Coup de Pouce” 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 12 to 14 December 2017, 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.
“As in previous years, I am deeply impressed by the number of projects supported by volunteers from among our current and retired staff. I am very proud of their hard work and commitment to these humanitarian organisations. By contributing their time, skills and energy, they give a helping hand to initiatives and projects that are in the public interest, at both a national and international level”, said Carlo Thill.
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