Accompanying the commitments of its employees
The call for projects aims to support employee engagement by providing funding for community projects proposed by Thales employees.
Any Thales employee in any country can take part. One of the objectives of the call for projects is to encourage staff to become involved in the local communities in the countries where Thales does business. The Foundation will launch a call for projects every year, with the next one scheduled for September 2017.
How does it work ?
Who can propose a project?
How can employees take part in the call for projects?
They can register on the dedicated site, fill in the online form, upload the necessary documents, and meet the specified criteria and deadline.
Which projects are eligible?
The main criteria for eligibility are as follows:
– Personal implication: The employee must already be involved in the project or undertake to get involved.
– Common good: The project must serve the common good, benefit a community or group of individuals and meet a specific societal need in a particular place.
– Entity: The project must be organised and managed by a registered legal entity, preferably a non-profit organisation (community organisation, charity, etc.).
– Purpose: The Foundation does not fund projects organised by individuals, businesses, religious or political organisations; nor does it fund operating expenses not connected with the project.
he pilot programs and certain other chosen projects are seeking volunteers to provide their professional and personal expertise to accomplish their different projects. Don’t hesitate to participate!
The Foundation employees portal includes a list of skills and areas of specialisation. Employees are able to put forward which professional or personal expertise they wish to contribute. Starting in 2015, this information will be used to put employees in touch with the organisers of projects that require their specialised expertise.
ince May 2016, Thales group has been working with the social entreprise microDON to enable employees to donate a few cents or euros of their salaries each month to charity projects supported by the Foundation, thanks to an innovative tool of joint solidarity :
- Planète Urgence to help improve access to education and school attendance for underprivileged children in Africa
- Aide et Action to encourage learning about civic responsabilities through dialogue, cooperation and knowledge sharing
- Bibliothèques Sans Frontières to distribute a library-in-a-kit to youths in working-class neighbourhoods in France
- Télécoms Sans Frontières to rapidly restore telecommunication networks following natural disasters
- Pour Un Sourire d’Enfant to help tackle early school leaving in Cambodian primary school
Since the beginning of the operation, Thales employees have donated €258,300, of which €133,630 for the first half of 2017.