CMA CGM Foundation 2019 Call for Proposals: Promoting Access to Education for Children in Difficulty

Deadline: 9 March 2019

The CMA CGM Foundation has launched its 2019 call for proposals. The financial assistance will be granted between France (SUD/Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region) and Lebanon, for projects meeting the following objectives:

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  • Reduce educational inequalities;
  • Promote access to basic learning through the maintenance or restoration of a school environment;
  • Help children and young people regain self-confidence, fulfil themselves and become autonomous;
  • Reconcile children and young people with school and develop school retention;
  • Prevent children and young people from leaving the school system and becoming socially isolated;
  • Fight against all kinds of stereotypes in the choice of orientation;
  • Introduce young people to the professions and the business world;
  • Facilitate access to education for deserving young people;
  • Engage young people in civic actions;
  • Encourage digital development as a means of restoring young people’s desire to learn;
  • Facilitate the acquisition of equipment to improve the living environment in educational reception centers.


The theme of the program is “Promoting access to education for children in difficulty”.

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Grant Information

A grant application may not exceed €20,000.

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Projects Eligibility

  • The CMA CGM Foundation only considers projects:
    • Relating to the theme of the 2019 Call for proposals outlined above
    • That will be implemented in the concerned territories of the Foundation (PACA region in France and in Lebanon)
    • Having filled and submitted a complete application before the deadline.
  • Eligible organizations
    • The Foundation only considers projects submitted and implemented by non-profit organizations of general interest, mainly associations.
      • Projects initiated by individuals or related to individuals are not eligible.
  • Territory
    • The call for proposals concerns exclusively actions to be implemented:
      • In France: In the Provence AlpesCôte d’Azur region only
      • In Lebanon: in all Lebanese regions.
  • Public
    • The beneficiaries of the projects are children and adolescents aged 0 to 18 who are marginalized in the education system and who have one or more of the following characteristics:
      • Children educated in an establishment classified as a Priority Education Zone, from sensitive urban areas,living in isolated rural areas, placed by Child-Care Services, in social,family and/or educational difficulties.
      • Affected by long term illness,chronic illness, orphan diseases or rare diseases; children suffering from trauma(war, ill-treatment, sexual abuse…), with mental disorders.
      • Suffering from a substantial,lasting or permanent impairment of one or more physical, sensory, mental, cognitive or psychological functions, a multiple disability or a disabling health disorder.

Eligible Expenditures

  • Financial support may involve investment and equipment charges: acquisition of materials,equipment, vehicles, furniture, offices/premises etc.
  • The Foundation may finance operating costs related to the project up to 20% of the overall project budget.
  • Projects must be co-financed.
  • The Foundation focuses on projects involving concrete assistance to children

Selection Criteria

The CMA CGM Foundation supports projects:

  • Responding to uncovered needs
  • With an innovative aspect
  • Promoting the autonomy and the social integration of children and youth

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

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