The EDP Institute, an organization that coordinates the social and environmental campaigns organized by the EDP Group, has released an Announcement that registration is now open for public selection of initiatives that will compete for the company’s BRL 1.5 million sponsorship investments across the country. Social organizations have until October 21 to register campaigns approved by the Federal Incentive Acts that focus on social, sporting and cultural activities.
Municipal regions in concession areas managed by energy distributors (Sao Paulo and Espírito Santo) or in areas affected by distribution businesses (Espírito Santo, Ceara and Amapa) can benefit from the initiative.
“We believe in fostering initiatives that drive social and economic development in communities located in EDP concession areas. This will improve quality of life for people in these regions”, emphasized Luis Carlos Gouveia, director of the EDP Institute.
The selection process is divided into four stages: Registration and Analysis of Eligibility Criteria (carried out by Institute experts); Qualitative Assessment, carried out by EDP’s Internal Selection Committees; Technical Visits and Document Analysis and Negotiation.
All phases of the process and the final ranking will be published on the Institute’s website. All projects that are submitted must start in 2019 and run between 6 to 12 months.
Check the Announcement to find out who can take part
The project must have prior approval in accordance with article 18 of the Federal Cultural Incentive Act No. 8.313/19, supported by a copy of project approval published in the Federal Register by the Ministry of Culture.
Location: São Gonçalo do Amarante / Ceará
To participate, the project must have approval as per the Federal Sports Incentive Act No. 11.438/06 supported by a copy of project approval published in the Federal Register by the Ministry of Sport.
Priority: Sports Education
Location: São Gonçalo do Amarante (Ceará); Laranjal do Jari (Amapá) and Espírito Santo.
Social Projects for Children and Adolescents
The project must have obtained approval as per Federal Law No. 8.069/90 - Statute of the Child and the Adolescent, supported by a copy of project approval issued in accordance with the regulations published by the agency responsible (at Municipal, State or Federal level)
Location: São Gonçalo do Amarante (Ceará), Espírito Santo and São Paulo (Alto do Tietê, Paraíba Valley and Northern Coast).
*In addition to Music, projects aimed at bolstering the human capital in local communities linked to school or extracurricular activities (i.e. arts education; environmental education, sports education, nutritional education), Research, Diagnosis and Training of Human Resources, among others, will also be accepted.
If the project is not compliant with the 2019 Announcement regulations, it can still be registered at: https://bussolasocial.com.br/institutoedp#
About EDP and IEDP
EDP has over 20 years’ experience and is one of the biggest private-sector companies operating across the entire value chain. The Company has over 10,000 direct and indirect staff and is involved in Energy Transmission, Sales and Services. It also operates 15 hydro power plants and one thermal power station. Its Distribution area serves around 3.4 million customers in Sao Paulo and Espírito Santo. The Company recently acquired a stake in CELESC, based in Santa Catarina. In Brazil, the company is noted for its Innovation, Governance and Sustainability and has been included in the B3 Business Sustainability Index (BSI) for 12 consecutive years.
Since its foundation in 2008, the EDP Institute has invested R$ 100 million in social and cultural projects that have benefitted around three million people , through 377 programs across the country. In 2017 alone, 35 of the organization’s initiatives have benefitted 60 thousand residents living in communities located in areas where the Company operates. The EDP Institute is responsible for structuring EDP’s social investments and initiatives, focusing on areas linked to promoting the Portuguese Language, education and local development alongside income generation, entrepreneurship and volunteering through sports, culture and health.