The deadline for submitting proposals to the Your project counts competition organised by Fundación Repsol has been extended27.04.2017
Fundación Repsol is extending the deadline for the Your project counts competition to the 5th May. This initiative is part of Fundación Repsol's commitment to innovation through projects aimed at helping people with disabilities by promoting their personal autonomy, improving their skills, and developing their abilities through training.
The award consists of up to 100 000 euros in funding for the development of one or more of the proposed projects, which are selected by the competition jury according to the judging criteria.
Any organisations interested in taking part must fill out this form, which is available on the Fundación Repsol website along with the terms and conditions. Any organisation within Spanish territory can participate.
Five leading organisations in the comprehensive development of people with disabilities are helping Fundación Repsol with this initiative. These organisations include the Business Association for Disability (AEDIS), the Spanish Confederation of People with Physical Disabilities and Organic Disorders (COCEMFE), the State Confederation of the Deaf (CNSE), the Spanish Confederation of Families of Deaf People (FIAPAS), and the Feafes Employment Association (Asociación Feafes Empleo).
The evaluation process will begin once the proposal submission date has passed. During the first phase, the five collaborating organisations will select a total of 13 finalist projects. These 13 projects will then be evaluated by a multidisciplinary jury comprising a team of expert consultants and members from organisations committed to the integration of people with disabilities. One or more projects will then be selected the winners.
The judging criteria can be found in the terms and conditions of the competition. Projects will be rated highly if they aim to achieve the comprehensive development of people with disabilities through training in an innovative manner and promote teamwork, hard work, solidarity, and responsibility, which are all values shared by Fundación Repsol.
The deadline for submitting proposals is the 5 May. The winners are expected to be announced in June.
All the information on the Your project counts competition. Breaking Down Barriers is available on the Fundación Repsol website www.fundacionrepsol.com.
Last year, Fundación Repsol supported three adapted training projects that are being implemented over the course of this year:
- AMADIP ESMENT FUNDACIÓ: Dual Vocational Training for People with intellectual disabilities from AEDIS (Business Association for Disability). This project, located in Palma de Mallorca, is designed to professionally train 16 people with intellectual disabilities in catering, cooking, and commercial activities through a Dual Training programme, giving them the opportunity to gain an accredited training qualification.
- FEDERACIÓN DE ASOCIACIONES DE DISCAPACIDAD FÍSICA COCEMFE ORETANIA CIUDAD REAL: STEER YOUR LIFE, from the Spanish Confederation of People with Physical Disabilities and Organic Disorders (COCEMFE). Based in Daimiel (Ciudad Real), this project offers the chance for students to obtain their driving license, fostering participants' independence through a course offered to 17 people with disabilities from within the Ciudad Real province.
- SALUD MENTAL CASTILLA Y LEÓN - FEAFES CYL: PERSONAL ATTENDANCE TRAINING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DUE TO MENTAL ILLNESS from the Asociación Feafes Empleo (Feafes Employment Association) in Valladolid. This project aims to train 165 people with disabilities caused by mental illness to work as personal assistants, providing that they are in recovery and are able to take part.
The Your project counts competition reflects Fundación Repsol's commitment to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities and those at risk of marginalisation by carrying out initiatives that encourage full integration and equal opportunities.