Globally, at least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment, and of these, at least 1 billion people have a vision impairment that could have been prevented1. Without significant investment, vision loss will rise to 1.7 billion people by 20502. However, improved eye health is essential to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those pertaining to poverty, hunger, health and wellbeing, education, gender equality, and decent work3.
In September 2022, the L’OCCITANE Foundation is launching a new Call for Projects, aiming to support eye care projects in 4 critical areas where needs are the greatest4 :
– Latin American & the Caribbean, Central Europe
– Eastern Europe & Central Asia
– Southeast Asia, East Asia & Oceania
– South Asia.
Calendar of application
- Launch of the Call for Projects: September 12th, 2022
- Application deadline: October 15th, 2022
- Feedback and alignment on proposals: Nov.-Dec. 2022
- Announcement of selected projects: mid-December 2022
- Signature of partnerships: starting January 2023
- Transfer of first-year grants: by the end of March 2023
Your application will be reviewed if all the below eligibility criteria are met:
- The project needs to be carried out by a NON-PROFIT/GENERAL INTEREST organisation able to receive money transfers in EUROS.
- To ensure STRONG IMPACTof its support, the L’OCCITANE Foundation will give priority to LONG-TERM PROJECTS. The organisation must be willing to sign a 3-YEAR PARTNERSHIP.
- The TOTAL GRANT DONATED to the organisation will be BETWEEN 150K€ AND 600K€ TOTAL for the 3-year partnership.
- The project needs to have MEASURABLE RESULTS and IMPACT. The organisation must be able to follow and report annually the KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs) requested by the L’OCCITANE Foundation.
- The project must take place in one of the following critical areas:
– LATIN AMERICAN & THE CARIBBEAN
– CENTRAL EUROPE, EASTERN EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA
– SOUTHEAST ASIA, EAST ASIA & OCEANIA
– SOUTH ASIA.
- The project must focus on FIGHTING AGAINST AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS by PROVIDING EYE CARE (screening, treatment, eye surgery and/or purchasing equipment and/or training medical staff).
- The project must comply with at least one of the following approaches:
– REMOTE PROJECT/REACHING THE UNREACHABLE
– NICHE & SPECIFIC PATHOLOGIES PROJECT
– HIGH QUANTITATIVE IMPACT PROJECT.
- The project must bring SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS AND LONG-TERM IMPACT, working towards the development of INTEGRATED PEOPLE-CENTERED EYE CARE (IPEC).
- The project must consider its ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, seeking to limit its CARBON FOOTPRINT and manage ITS WASTE to support CLIMATE RESILIENCE.
Please, send the following documents by email to [email protected] before October 15th:
- Completed application form
- Legal status
- List of members of the Board
- Latest activity report
- Latest financial statements