In 2011 Fondazione CRT confirmed its support for countless initiatives in the third sector and to subjects who work in the social field every day. Requests from this field have increased as a consequence of the difficult economic situation. The presence of grants given by private bodies has become an increasingly important factor in the evaluation of the proposals that Fondazione CRT receives.
2011 allocation: 16 million euro; number of projects funded: 632
In terms of in-house projects and inclusion and accessibility initiatives, Fondazione CRT confirmed VivoMeglio as an area of intervention and the Open to All project. Open to All promotes the social inclusion of the disabled with the My Dream Prize and with initiatives aimed at ensuring the accessibility of the city of Turin for tourists.
In 2011 Fondazione CRT continued its efforts to support the health sector: with Missione Soccorso it gave ambulances to first aid associations in Piedmont which work with the regional 118 (the emergency medical service). In addition, it gave light safety vehicles to the Civil Protection department of Piedmont and the Aosta Valley thanks to the Safety Vehicle project.
Fondazione CRT also supported many small-sized local municipalities in the field of prevention and helped them improve the organization and equipment of their Civil Protection. This was done through the Protezione Civile Piccoli Comuni project, while the Edificio Eco Compatibile initiative was the last step in a long process to enhance and renovate public buildings according to energy efficiency criteria.
INNOVATIVE GRANTING METHODS
The most innovative methods of intervention were also used in the Welfare and Environment area: Fondazione CRT strategically focused on strengthening the ability to network of local, often fragmented actors, and provided its support in accessing European calls for proposals.
As for its operating tools, Fondazione Anti Usura CRT – La Scialuppa– Onlus, given the increasing economic difficulties of families and companies, saw an increase of requests for help in 2011 at all its offices: Torino, Asti, Cuneo, Ivrea, Novara, Verbania and Vercelli.
In 2011 Associazione Ulaop Onlus, created to provide complementary educational services to the citizens of Turin and meet increasingly diverse needs of parents with pre-school children, started its laboratories and the Centre for Children and Parents, which were added to the courses “Una tata per amica” and “Oplà, l’inglese peri piccoli”. Finally, in May 2011 Associazione Donare per CrescereInsieme – CRT Onlus was set up to promote donation through fundraising.