Projects can be submitted to the Foundation all year round. Organizations supported by the Foundation must wait until support for an ongoing project has ended before submitting a new project.
In order for the Foundation to accept to examine an application, it must meet the following selection criteria:
The Foundation supports projects initiated by:
The Foundation examines all projects that have:
The Air Liquide Foundation allocates grants to medium-term projects (at least 1 year) through financial or material support over a period of one year.
For micro-initiatives for local development, the Air Liquide Foundation's financial or material support must allow the project initiator to sustainably develop or pursue its work in the long term.
The Foundation gives priority to innovative projects or those that need a “helping hand” to kick off a lasting activity.
The majority of the grant must be allocated to investments in equipment like furniture or construction materials, etc. These investments must be made after confirmation of the Air Liquide Foundation's support.
The Foundation does not pay for the project's operating costs (e.g.: accommodation, transport expenses, wages, etc.).
Applications that do not meet the Foundation's criteria
The Air Liquide Foundation cannot support projects that are not in line with its mission and do not meet the above criteria. The following are therefore excluded: