Prague, 26 September 2016 - A total of 174 applications were submitted in this year’s edition of the T-Mobile Mluvme spolu (“Let’s Talk to Each Other“) grant programme: 145 from non-profit organisations, eight from local communities and 21 from informal groups. The largest number of applications are from Prague (57) and the Moravia-Silesia region (28), while the lowest number are from the Pardubice and Karlovy Vary regions (two in each case). A total of CZK 3 million will be distributed among the participating organisations and groups.
“We want to continue to help small local initiatives that address local situations effectively through specific activities. Whether the result is integration of an isolated group or physical improvement of the given area, communication and mutual cooperation are the key elements of all such actions,” says Eva Karasová, CSR Manager at T-Mobile.
The maximum amount that can be applied for is CZK 100,000; a condition was that a minimum of 10% of a project’s funding must be provided by means of financial participation of the recipient, material support or volunteer work. Projects seeking support from the grant programme must be implemented in the period between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.
The grants distributed within this year’s edition of the programme will also help improve communication in various associations, groups and communities, physically improve specific areas of various regions and address the issue of cooperation with or integration of different groups. The received applications include requests for assistance within integration of people with different types of disabilities, requests for support of educational, community and recreation centres and development of volunteering, requests for help with addressing the situation of families or mothers with children who are at risk of social exclusion and support for the cohabitation of generations and intergenerational contact.
The unifying theme of this year’s edition of the programme is integration of groups that in some way feel socially isolated (the long-term unemployed, senior citizens, adolescents from a socially disadvantaged environment, children from children’s homes, those at risk of bullying, people with a different sexual orientation, members of minority religions, the disabled, etc.).
More information about the grant programme and the list of supported projects can be found at www.t-mobile.cz/pomahame.
T-Mobile Czech Republic, a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom, is with its more than 6.2 million customers the number-one operator in the Czech market. T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to converged telecommunications services, it offers TV and comprehensive ICT solutions. It provides outstanding services in the high-speed network, which was proved repeatedly by benchmark testing performed by umlaut (former P3) with Best-in-Test seal.
T-Mobile Czech Republic places emphasis on taking a responsible approach to the environment and society. It adheres to fair business practices, helps beneficial applications and services to see the light of day, supports non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals, and lends a helping hand whenever crisis situations arise. The company’s employees serve as volunteers in many places across the entire Czech Republic.
More information about the company is available at www.t-mobile.cz, www.t-press.cz (the portal for journalists), www.t-mobile.cz/pomahame (information on the company’s CSR activities) and www.rozjezdy.cz (T-Mobile Takeoffs of the Year – a program to support small businesses).
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