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The Vodafone Foundation donates millions to youth throughout the Czech Republic for the fifth consecutive year

15. April 2010

The Vodafone Foundation has donated 5,000,000 crowns to informal groups and non-profit projects lead by young people aged up to 30 as part of the fifth round of its Vpohybu (In Motion) grant program. Over the four years of its existence, the Vodafone Foundation has distributed over 50 million crowns among non-profit organisations throughout the Czech Republic. “The overwhelming majority of the recipients of our grants for young people go on to become involved in generally beneficial activities. For instance, people who started in small local projects are now participating in the community planning of their districts,” says Inga Kaškelyte, Director of the Vodafone Foundation, adding, “Some informal groups of young people who we have start up their own non-profit organizations that work to the benefit of communities.” The objectives of the Vpohybu program are: to motivate young people to start their own initiatives to inspire their creativity, leadership abilities, and communication skills to get young people involved with local development and motivate them to participate in coming up with solutions to local problems and to the development of the potential of a given community More information about the grant, along with an application form, is available at www.

The Vodafone Foundation has donated 5,000,000 crowns to informal groups and non-profit projects lead by young people aged up to 30 as part of the fifth round of its Vpohybu (In Motion) grant program. Over the four years of its existence, the Vodafone Foundation has distributed over 50 million crowns among non-profit organisations throughout the Czech Republic.

“The overwhelming majority of the recipients of our grants for young people go on to become involved in generally beneficial activities. For instance, people who started in small local projects are now participating in the community planning of their districts,” says Inga Kaškelyte, Director of the Vodafone Foundation, adding, “Some informal groups of young people who we have start up their own non-profit organizations that work to the benefit of communities.”

The objectives of the Vpohybu program are:

  • to motivate young people to start their own initiatives
  • to inspire their creativity, leadership abilities, and communication skills
  • to get young people involved with local development and motivate them to participate in coming up with solutions to local problems and to the development of the potential of a given community

More information about the grant, along with an application form, is available at www.nadacevodafone.cz.

Since the establishment of the Foundation, the following have received support:

  • 181 youth groups (Vpohybu project).
  • 185 youth clubs (Vpoho project).
  • Navigation centre project for the sight impaired, thanks to which people with impaired vision can use mobiles to call for assistance with navigating themselves.
  • A GSM supervisory centre for seniors, enabling the elderly to live at home while mitigating risks to their health.
  • A year long engagement of nine specialists from the commercial sector in non-profit organisations (World of difference project).

The Vodafone Foundation was established in 2006 and is financed by the Vodafone Group and Vodafone Czech Republic, a.s. Based on the above-mentioned contributions, the Vodafone Foundation ranks among the top five corporate foundations in the Czech Republic. During its existence, the foundation has distributed over CZK 50 million among more than 300 projects.