Our goal: to contribute to the dynamism of regions and to generate social cohesion.
Our commitment: to support projects of public interest located very near to our employees so that they can get involved and become ambassadors.
Our resources: a financial grant of €250,000 per year, and voluntary help from Group employees.
The Group Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs manages nearly 280 tourism resorts in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Spain; in seaside, mountain, countryside and urban locations. This provides a fantastic playground for finding projects of public interest destined for the local population. Each project we support must be located within 50km of one of the Group’s resorts, thereby enabling us to involve our employees in concrete local actions in the regions they inhabit and are fond of.
When selecting our projects, we also hope to find a reflection of the Group’s values based on “living together” and “responsible entrepreneurship”.
Our missionFunded projects in 2019
In a nutshell
Our selection criteria
Local roots are the common thread running through all our projects. This is what enables us to create new, sustainable momentum between the PVCP Group’s tourism sites and public interest stakeholders; placing the focus firmly on local communities and their challenges.
To achieve this, we provide €250,000 in grants each year for our non-profit organisation partners.
Building long-lasting relationships with our partners
As well as supporting our partners financially, it is important to us to:
- maintain a trusting relationship with each of them and monitor their project at regular intervals;
- carry out joint regional actions with PVCP Group employees;
- establish links between different project initiators operating in the same region.
Key eligibility criteria
To be eligible for support, an organisation must:
- operate on a not-for-profit basis and be at least 2 years old;
- put forward a non-political, non-religious public interest project;
- work in one of the Foundation’s three focus areas;
- situate its project within 50 km of a Group site;
- provide long-term support for project beneficiaries (we do not fund exhibitions, outings or one-off events).
An approach centred on connecting people
It is the Group’s employees who are making our plans a reality on the ground: they are our top ambassadors. They can get involved:
- before projects are selected: by sharing local projects of public interest with the Foundation, which then makes sure that the criteria are met. Each project presented to the Board of the Foundation has already been allocated one or more ambassador(s) on-site to monitor it over a one-year period;
- after projects are selected: by taking part in a local meeting with the public interest project initiator and the Foundation. This meeting enables all three main stakeholders to create complementary local actions.