Fundación Cepsa’s 2017 Social Value Awards in Canary Islands attract 58 candidates
09 Oct 2017
- The jury will be co-chaired by the regional government’s councillor for Employment, Social Policies and Housing, Cristina Valido, and commune councillor, Jerónimo Saavedra
- Winners will be announced in mid-November
- Fundación Cepsa will hand out €50,000 in the Canary Islands
A total of 58 non-profit organizations in the Canary Islands have submitted entries to the 13th edition of the Social Value Awards competition run by Fundación Cepsa. The projects submitted are championed by the same number of Cepsa employees in the archipelago who act as charity sponsors.
In total, Fundación Cepsa received entries for 380 projects across all the regions in which the awards are run: Canary Islands, Campo de Gibraltar, Autonomous Community of Madrid, Huelva province, Portugal, Colombia and Brazil.
The jury, which will co-chaired by the government of the Canary Islands’ councillor for Employment, Social Policies and Housing, Cristina Valido, and commune councillor, Jerónimo Saavedra, will meet November 14 to evaluate the projects and choose the winners, as well as two candidates from the Canary Islands for this year’s Employees’ Special Award.
The jury also comprises: the Tenerife Island Council’s councillor for Social Action, Coromoto Yanes; councillors for social affairs, Óscar García and Jacinto Ortega, from Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city councils, respectively; the head of Programa Tenerife Solidario [Tenerife Charity Program], Beatriz Sicilia; and Cepsa’s director for the Canary Islands, José Manuel Fernández-Sabugo.
The aim of the awards is to recognize and promote social initiatives that foster the inclusion and well-being of disadvantaged groups or individuals, as well as to promote these values among Cepsa staff, who will be sponsors of these projects, introducing the entities interested in participating in these awards. There is up to €50,000 in prize money up for grabs in the Canary Islands Awards.
In total, some €400,000 will be handed out to the best social projects in all the areas in which the competition is being run.
Employees’ Special Award
Since 2012, Cepsa staff themselves have given out an Employees’ Special Award as part of the Social Value Awards. They will choose three winners from among the 12 projects selected by the various juries in Spain, Colombia, Brazil and Portugal, and the results will be announced in December.
For more information: www.fundacioncepsa.com