Nearly 30 small entities benefited from grants to promote projects related to health, education and employment.

“This call for Grants is one of the projects which we at Fundación MAPFRE are the most enthusiastic about, since they are aimed at small social entities that help those who need it most. This was highlighted by Julio Domingo Souto, Fundación MAPFRE’s general manager, during the award ceremony for Grants for Social Projects, held this morning in Madrid and supported by the Foundation’s #Sésolidario program, in order to promote projects that contribute to the inclusion of groups at risk of social exclusion in Spain and work to improve their quality of life.

29 social entities hailing from 14 Autonomous Regions have benefited from these grants: Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile and Leon, Castilla La Mancha, Catalonia, Valencia, the Madrid region, Extremadura, Galicia, Navarre and the Basque Country.

These grants totaling 108,000 euros will finance projects to improve the quality of life of children and adolescents with rare diseases, to help cancer patients and to provide psycho-social support for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

In the area of nutrition, Fundación MAPFRE will provide grants to children’s canteens and will promote campaigns to feed families and the homeless. The foundation has also provided grants to foster initiatives that boost employment and education for people with disabilities and those at risk of social exclusion.

The regions which received the most grants were Andalusia, where five entities received a total of 18,000 euros, and Madrid, Catalonia and the Canary Islands, which received 12,000 euros per region.