In continuation of the very successful first round of the ‘Points of Support‘ programme, four public benefit foundations join their forces again to support small and medium scale organisations active in the field of social welfare in Greece. The aim of this scheme is to implement small-scale projects that will multiply the organisations’ effectiveness, while making a great difference to their beneficiaries. After a multi-stage evaluation process, 19 organisations were selected out of 148 applications. Each organisation will receive a grant of up to €5,000 towards an innovative project with a duration of up to 12 months and which comes under one of the following areas: “Support for the elderly”, “Social integration for people with disabilities”, and “Support for child protection organisations”.
Unsurprisingly, Hellenic Hope will act as the sponsor for child protection organisations, supporting the following:
1 – Volunteer Association for the Support of Children and Youth: streetwork for the prevention of social victimization and the protection of children living on the streets in Athens and Thessaloniki.
2 – Children – Happy Youth Camps: mobile Psychosocial Support (animation) Unit for children and adolescents in the state-run care system, and for unaccompanied minors.
3 – Voluntary Ministry of Hospital Patients – Diaconia: intensification of creative activities and introduction of play-therapy system for abandoned or hospitalised children at children’s Hospitals in Athens.
The project progress will be monitored by each of the public benefit foundations. Hellenic Hope is proud to be part of this effort and is working actively towards a successful implementation for the 2nd round.
Looking forward to spreading hope across kids-at-risk in Greece!