How do you submit an application to the ENGIE Foundation?

The mission of the ENGIE Foundation in Belgium is to give wings to children and young people who are looking for their way in life. The ENGIE Foundation supports projects and associations that enable the integration of children and young people through sport, culture or education. Do you have a project close to your heart? Here is the procedure for submitting a file to the ENGIE Foundation.

Please note that the next call for projects of the ENGIE Foundation will close on 31 March 2021.

1. Browse the checklist of important criteria to be selected

First of all, it is important to check that your project meets the 9 eligibility criteria for projects supported by the ENGIE Foundation in Belgium.

  1. The project must align with the ENGIE Foundation’s mission: the integration of children and youngsters facing difficulties, by means of education, sport or culture.
  2. The organisation and project must be rolled-out in Belgium.
  3. The subsidy application must not amount to more than 50% of the overall project budget, nor must it finance working costs.
  4. A maximum 25% of the support may be used for personnel costs.
  5. In the long-term, you are striving for financial independence for the project.
  6. The other partners in the project must not be competitors or hostile to the Group or the ENGIE Foundation.
  7. The file must allow a risk-assessment of the project and contain, at least, the objectives and monitoring indicators.
  8. It must concern a long-term project. It must not involve a one-off event (trade fairs, conferences, events, galas, etc.) that has no connection to the support program.
  9. The project may not be used solely for the purchase of real estate and/or the renovation of existing infrastructure.

 

2. Fill in your application online

Visit the ENGIE Foundation portal: Home - Fondation ENGIE (fondation-engie.com). Create your profile, then complete your application. 


We advise you to be as authentic as possible: a touching, moving, sensitive, human application will always have more impact than a simple factual description. See also our precious advice for preparing your application.


Good to know: you have the possibility to save your file in progress and rework it at another time. It is possible to add attachments.

 

3. Present your project to the Selection Committee

After a pre-selection round, you will be notified by email whether your project has been approved. 


If your application is inspiring, impacting and responds to the axes that the ENGIE Foundation pursues, you will be invited to present your project to the Selection Committee.


The Selection Committee meets once or twice a year. It is made up of experts from the ENGIE Group and external persons from various sectors within civil society. Find out more about its members here.

 

4.  Is your project selected?

If your project is selected, you will engage in dialogue with the Foundation to establish how the project can be developed. Signing a contract makes the mutual engagement official.


Has your project been rejected? The members of the Foundation's Selection Committee will clarify why they rejected the project.
 

The ENGIE Foundation in a few figures

The ENGIE Foundation in Belgium has been active since 2013 and has already supported 64 associations and more than 72,000 children. Its priority is to act for the inclusion of children and youth through sport, education and culture. Every year, new initiatives help the most affected young people in Brussels, Wallonia and Flanders.

 

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