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Project selection criteria

Applications are carefully reviewed in accordance with the Foundation governance. They must be complete and comply with the criteria below.

The 6 project selection criteria

In order for the Foundation to accept to examine an application, it must meet the following selection criteria:

1. The project must be related to one of the fields of actions of the Foundation:

  • Research and Scientific education on air quality and respiratory diseases ;
  • Local Development:
  • projects for the professional integration of people excluded from the employment market;
  • projects sponsored by Air Liquide Group employees in the following areas: education & training, disability, social, micro-entrepreneurship, environment, access to healthcare.

2. The project initiator has a defined legal status, a strong governance and is a non-profit entity.
The Foundation supports projects initiated by:

  • Associations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Foundations
  • Teaching establishments (schools, universities, training organizations)

3. Location of the project

  • Research and Science Education: the project initiator must be based in the European Economic Area (European Union + Iceland, Liechtenstein & Norway).
  • Local Development projects: 
    • the professional integration project is carried out in France or in Africa in particular; it involves the Air Liquide teams present in the Territory where the project is located;
    • the project sponsored by an employee is carried out in the European Economic Area or in a developing country where the Air Liquide Group is present, near one of the Group subsidiaries (maximum 2 hours drive). See where the group operates.

4. The project is precise, structured with impact measures.

The Foundation examines all projects that have:

  • concrete objectives whose results are observable and measurable,
  • a detailed budget (resources/spending),
  • a precise schedule and project completion deadline,
  • a pre-determined location.

5. The project is a long-term project. 

The Air Liquide Foundation subsidizes long-term projects through a financial or material contribution over a one to three years period. For local development projects, the financial or material support of the Air Liquide Foundation must enable the project supporting structure to develop sustainably or to sustain its actions.

The Foundation favours projects that are innovative in nature.

6. Allocation of the allowance

The allowance is allocated to:

  • investments in equipment such as furniture, IT equipment, building materials, etc.
  • the most significant operating costs for the implementation of the project.

The expenses financed by the Foundation must be incurred after confirmation of the Air Liquide Foundation's support.

Applications that do not meet the Foundation's criteria

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:  

  • One-off or short-term initiatives: events, sponsoring, treks and rallies, gala dinners, humanitarian trips;
  • Personal projects: grants, financing studies, survey trips, and school trips – including those that are within the Foundation's areas of intervention;
  • Sporting or cultural projects, activities or competitions;
  • Projects that are not clearly secular or apolitical in nature;
  • For-profit projects;
  • An organization's on-going activity and operating costs (rent, travel costs, wages, etc.).