At C&A, we want to inspire you every day not just to look good, but to feel and do good too.
Our longstanding community giving programme channels COFRA Foundation funds into civil society projects nominated by local C&A organisations. We leverage our employee knowledge of local needs, boosting the effectiveness of grants and giving employees opportunities to engage more deeply with their communities.
The aim of our community giving programme is to contribute to reducing social inequality and promote better opportunity in countries where we operate our retail business. A limited dedicated percentage of our programme funds and in-kind giving are reserved to support humanitarian efforts in crisis situations.
We are giving our employees opportunities to nominate projects for funding relating to one of the following two priorities:
- social mobility for youths experiencing multiple disadvantage;
- psychosocial support and economic empowerment of women subjected to violence.
In 2022, priority is given to projects benefitting youths belonging to underrepresented and historically marginalised ethnic groups and youths from underserved communities.
Project applications must be submitted through the Benevity platform upon recommendation of C&A employees by non-profit, public benefit organisations with a tangible track record in the subject area directly related to the theme of the proposal in one or several of the following countries: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Romania, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain.
If you are an organisation eligible for the grant, please reach out to a C&A co-worker or a store in your area.
Project applications must be submitted in English and follow the format of the proposal. Incomplete applications or applications providing vague answers will be disqualified. Applications from organisations not willing to create a Benevity account cannot be considered.
A requested amount per project can vary between € 25.000 - 100.000. There will be a 2.9% fee for Benevity from the total amount of the grant.
Project duration: 6 - 18 months; project implementation: 2022 - 2023.
Our grant contribution should not constitute more than 30% of the annual budget of the recipient organisation. 60% of requested funds must be spent on direct project activities / non-salary-related costs.
The deadline for submission of proposals: October 26, 2022. After this applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Requests for support of humanitarian causes are reviewed based on internal employee references. Priority is given to initiatives involving C&A employees volunteering.
Download the Project Proposal document here.