The Points of Support Programme is addressed to Greek private non-profit and volunteer organisations, as well as social cooperative enterprises. The Programme aims, on the one hand, to support original small-scale actions with maximum social impact for the benefit of vulnerable social groups and, on the other hand, to empower and build the capacity of the above civil society organisations.
The “Points of Support” Programme is a collaborative initiative of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, the TIMA Charitable Foundation, the Hellenic Hope charity organisation, the Captain Vassilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation, the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the A.C. Laskaridis Foundation, the Costas M. Lemos Foundation and the Bodossaki Foundation.
4th Cycle of the Programme (2020-2021)
Through the 4th Cycle of the Programme “Support Points” up to 29 actions will be funded for the period 2020-2021, with the amount of € 5,000 maximum per action, which will last up to twelve 12 months and will fall under one of the following thematic areas as defined by the Programme’s respective donors.
1. “Social integration of people with disabilities” (John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation)
2. “Support of the elderly” (TIMA Charitable Foundation)
3. “Support of children”:
a. “Child protection” (Hellenic Hope)
b. “Children and health” (Captain Vassilis and Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation)
c.“Children and the environment” (A. G. Leventis Foundation)
4. “Supporting actions to protect the environment”:
a. “Protection of aquatic and coastal ecosystems” (Public Benefit Foundation AK Laskaridis)
b. “Protection of forest and other terrestrial ecosystems” (Costas M. Lemos Foundation)
In addition, the selected organisations will also take part in free capacity building activities, which will be funded and implemented by the Bodossaki Foundation, through Social Dynamo.
3rd Cycle of the Programme (2018-2019)
In the context of the 3rd Cycle of the Programme, 6 public benefit institutions collaborated to fund 24 actions lasting up to 12 months with an amount of up to € 5,000 each, which covered a wide range of activities, from innovative practices of social inclusion for people with disabilities and model experiences programs for the elderly
to initiatives to prevent social victimization of children and environmental awareness actions for children.
Altogether, more than 10,100 people benefited from the 3rd Cycle of the programme, which supported 24 actions across Greece, while the organizations were strengthened through training, mentoring and counseling by Social Dynamo of the Bodossaki Foundation.