Social Emergencies

In partnership with Social Economy, Non-Governmental Development Organisations and Social Solidarity Institutions we support communities in unexpected situations with humanitarian aid, in cooperation and partnership.

Support measures against COVID-19

One gesture changes everything

We live in a time when every gesture counts. Galp and the Galp Foundation have come together in their various geographies to multiply support and energize those who need it most.

The support measures against COVID-19 have emerged to support the communities most affected by the pandemic. The Galp Foundation has teamed up with Galp Group companies and partner entities to create a set of measures focused on supporting health systems and the various social emergencies that have resulted from the context lived.

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Associação CAIS

For a closer, fair and supportive society, we join the Cais Association, an association of non-profit social solidarity, with a nuclear project of social inclusion, Revista CAIS. This project provides social reintegration through rapprochement or return to work for socially and economically vulnerable people, allowing them to regain self-esteem and their place in society.

The CAIS Association thus reverts 70% of the revenues from the sale of this magazine to the sellers, who belong to this most vulnerable group. The income obtained from the magazine is aimed at its objectives, such as the active search for work, professional training or guarantee the essential conditions of human rights.

Let’s help Mozambique

At the beginning of march almost two million people faced the devastation brought by the cyclone Idai. Half of them are children. The Galp Foundation joins HELPO in the Emergency Mission to support communities that have experienced and suffered this tropical storm. Essential goods were collected, donations were made, and a joint force was created in all Galp geographies to support this emergency.

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SOS Children's Villages

More than 220 million children around the world live without the care of a parent. The SOS Children’s Village Association, a non-profit organization, has the mission of protecting children who have lost their family or are at risk of losing them, helping them to build a better future.

At Christmas 2019, we partnered with Galp for a cause that goes beyond borders to provide more smiling moments for SOS Villages in Portugal, Spain, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Guinea Bissau.

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Galp Foundation Solidarity

Galp Foundation Solidarity is an initiative created with the aim of supporting Social Solidarity Institutions and Civil Society Organisations that contribute to social causes and tackle social emergency situations. The Foundation establishes partnerships in the North and South of the country with 12 institutions dedicated to causes such as the fight against poverty, social exclusion and inequality and supporting groups of at-risk citizens.

History

An initiative promoted by the Galp Foundation with the aim of highlighting and disseminating, on its website and to the universe of Galp employees, the work developed and ways to help third sector entities, selected from the applications received monthly.

The Entity of the Month was an initiative that took place between April 2011 and June 2013 and covered 35 entities.

The Galp Foundation, in partnership with Retail Marketing of the Gas & Power - Galp Business Unit, within the framework of Galp Comfort services, has gradually been developing the Solidarity Energy initiative.

The performance of the Portuguese Paralympic team has been a strong contribution towards attract public attention to the reality of the adapted sports in Portugal, not only for the achievements attained, but above all for the great needs and difficulties it faces.

The support of the Galp Foundation to the Paralympic Committee of Portugal, materialised through a 4-year protocol (2009 to 2012), had the objective of mobilising society to support and recognise the Paralympic Movement, promoting new modalities, new practitioners and provide Paralympic athletes with the means and conditions they need to prepare for their sports.

Supporting "Raríssimas" - National Association of Mental and Rare Disabilities – between 2009 and 2011, in the construction of the "Casa dos Marcos".

This venue aims to become a Centre for Competence / Reference in the clinical, social and educational fields of Rare Diseases, with occupational activities for youths / adults and a help line for family members and health technicians, 24 hours a day.

Between 2009 and 2011, the Galp Foundation was Golden Patron of the 100 Patrons United for Diabetes campaign, developed by the Ernesto Roma Foundation and the Diabetic Protective Association of Portugal. The goal was to bring the Ernesto Roma Diabetes School to fruition, which is dedicated to the training of health professionals and patients, so that they can deal with Diabetes and the ways of treating this chronic disease in their daily lives.

The Galp Foundation promoted the "Street Shoe-Shiners" initiative, an initiative by the "CAIS" association to combat poverty and social exclusion within the framework of the "Empower Today" project.

The mission of CAIS is to contribute to improving the living conditions of homeless people and those who are not homeless but are deprived, excluded or at risk. Founded in 1994, it operates mainly in the districts of Lisbon and Porto, although it has collaborations with institutions throughout the country.

Its activity began with the launch of a magazine sold by homeless people, with 70% of the sales reverting back to the sellers.

Every Wednesday morning during the month of May in 2011, Mr. Sérgio Pimentel was at the main entrance of Tower A, in Lisbon, providing his services as a shoe-shiner, and new dates for this initiative are already planned. The fee for this service was donated entirely to Mr Sérgio Pimentel.

In 2011 the Galp Foundation backed the Heart Challenge, an initiative by the Portuguese Foundation of Cardiology to promote a healthy lifestyle.

The Heart Challenge took place at Lisbon’s University Stadium from May 12 to 14, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. It comprised of a guided tour during which participants could stop at various stations promoting the practice of healthy lifestyles.

During the course, the main risk factors to health, such as blood pressure, total cholesterol level, body mass index and abdominal circumference, among other parameters, were evaluated.

The Galp Energia Foundation lent its support to this event by helping with its promotion and presenting participants with various gifts.