What does it mean for the SNCF Foundation to issue a call for projects?
Every year, the Foundation provides funding to projects that serve disadvantaged groups. To be considered, you must respond to our call for projects.
Open calls for projects
Apprendre pour grandir
This call for projects is permanently open to education non-profits that help students master core skills. Selection panels meet twice a year, in late June/early July and again in late November/early December.
The Foundation will consider projects in two categories:
- Young children ages 0-6: proposals should help participants acquire essential skills—reading, writing, counting and speaking
- Adolescents ages 11-18: proposals should develop digital proficiency as a skill in its own right
projects on childhood education received funding in 2019
projects on digital skills for adolescents received funding in 2019
Six winning projects
This project, managed by Promotion de la lecture, teaches young children in the Burgundy region to love reading. Parents, volunteers and education professionals lend a hand.
Cap contes vers la lecture
Fleurs de contes, a non-profit based in the Loire Valley region, teaches the art of storytelling to four- and five-year-olds.
Mission Kamishibaï - Petite Bibliothèque Ronde de Clamart
This programme, launched in the Paris region by the non-profit Societies, encourages children to read with kamishibai, a Japanese storytelling technique based on picture scrolls.
Tutorat numérique dans les quartiers
Expli’Cité offers academic support in French and maths to young people ages 7-18 in the Paris region.
In this project, the non-profit Colombus offers an introduction to computer programming to teens in working-class neighbourhoods of Paris, Evry and Toulouse.
My planet, my neighbourhood
Lyon-based Imagineo encourages students to create podcasts that address global issues through the lens of their own neighbourhoods.
Coups de Cœur solidaires
If you’re an SNCF Group employee, there’s another way to help people in need—request funding for your favourite cause through our Coups de Cœur solidaires programme.
Every year, the Foundation selects some 400 projects for grants of €1,000-€2,000.
non-profit projects supported in 2019
Three winning organizations
Championed by Pascal Carré, an SNCF employee in the Centre-Val de Loire region, Puzzle bridges the digital divide by organizing IT courses for residents of rural communities.
Sandra Cottebrune, who works at Keolis Caen Mobilités in Normandy, volunteers with Cadet Roussel, a non-profit that offers activities to children on the paediatric oncology ward at Caen University Hospital.
Quentin Régnier, an SNCF employee in the Paris region, made the case for La Chorba, which prepares meals from unsold supermarket food and distributes them to the needy.