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A Helping Hand for a Green Back to School

I act

Published on 09/02/2022

A special "Helping Hand for Education" fund is being launched in Grenoble, Green Capital of Europe, at the start of the new school year. The aim is to help finance educational projects that contribute to raising young people's awareness of the challenges of the ecological transition in the schools and colleges of the Isère Department. An initiative whose relevance was confirmed in the summer of 2022, with its share of disasters linked to global warming.

After a summer marked by heat waves, drought and fires, this is an appeal to all teachers of nursery and elementary schools, as well as secondary schools, located in the Isère Department. This autumn, a 30,000-euro "Green Helping Hand" fund has been set up to support educational projects related to the themes of the Grenoble Green Capital of Europe year (Climate, Air, Energy, Nature and Biodiversity, Produce and consume differently, Waste...).

Made up of funding from the French government (15 000 €), the La Poste Group (10 000 €) and Bouygues Energies & Services (5 000 €), and managed by the Grenoble Green Capital Agency, this fund will support projects developed in a single class (aid capped at 200 €) or by several classes together (aid capped at 500 €), with a possible extension into extracurricular activities. The projects should be inspired by the challenges of the year "Grenoble Green Capital of Europe", and its slogan ("I think, I dream, therefore I act"). They may encourage reflection, appeal to the imagination, or contribute to taking action.

Educational projects must be submitted no later than midnight on Sunday 25 September 2022 via a dedicated online form.

They will be examined by a jury made up of the Rectorat de l'Académie de Grenoble, the Direction des services départementaux de l'Éducation Nationale, the Département de l'Isère, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, the City of Grenoble, and the Grenoble Green Capital of Europe 2022 Agency.

The results will be announced on Friday 21 October 2022.
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For the record, this fund dedicated to actions launched in schools and colleges is an extension of the "Green Helping Hand" fund created for associations wishing to organise events as part of Grenoble's European Green Capital year. In two sessions (autumn 2021 and spring 2022), this fund will have contributed to the financing of 114 projects (cultural or artistic proposals, events, workshops), for a budget of 589,200 euros. Grenoble Green Capital of Europe is continuing its efforts to mobilise everyone in the region in the face of the climate emergency.

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