17. Dec. 2021
This year's last Community Engagement Grants were awarded at the board meeting on 10 December. 8 local Grundfos projects received funding at a combined worth of 3.5 m DKK. The Foundation is particularly happy to see more engagement by Grundfos employees in the projects.

In 2021, around DKK 14.5 million (~EUR 2 million] has been spent within a financial framework of DKK 20 million (~EUR 2.7 million). That means around 75 % of the funds set aside for community grants were spent.​

“We will of course continue the initiative in 2022​ and hope that even more Grundfos companies and departments will take advantage of it through long-lived local partnerships, increasing employee engagement with the affected communities where possible,” said Executive Director Kim Nøhr Skibsted.

Girl with school material in front of playground and school building

Grundfos Ghana ACE Radio School hopes to increase the attendance of girls in Northern Nigeria through better WASH facilities. Photo: ACE Charity

The projects approved this time were the following:

Title and description Location Organisation Amount (DKK)
Improvement of rural health services
Renovation and upgrade of Nanton’s main health clinic that each year
hosts 12,000 patients.
Tamale, Ghana Hop in Academy 385,117
Lighting up Dreams
Solar-powered house illumination systems for 100 families (400 people) in five Indigenous Communities : Kamuchasain, Jayapamana, Werrutka, Kousachon, Anaimana and the soccer playing field in the community of Kamuchasain.
Colombia NuevaLife Foundation 130,863
Inspire Young Engineers: Solution workshops and panels for the SDG’S
Through workshops and sectoral panels with experts, young engineers will be aware of global contexts and key challenges of tomorrow.
Turkey Sustainability Steps Association 260,239
Literacy Project
The project will build and stock libraries five schools the districts around Accra,, provide training to librarians and teachers for the benefit of 8000 people in the first year, guaranteed at least 3000 students.
Ghana Rainbow Trust Foundation 868,789
WASH service delivery at ACE radio school
Adding a WASH component to compliment the impact achieved by ACE Radio School and combat the low attendance of especially girls.
Nigeria ACE CHARITY 739,307
Education and Sports: social inclusion after the health crisis

Building space of education, social integration and continuous training for vulnerable groups of children and adolescents, using sports as the principal tool to accompany their challenges and promoting scholarship. Targeted areas are Los Polvorines and Fátima, two towns in Greater Buenos Aires with a childhood poverty rate of 72.7%.

Argentina Fundacion Club Universitario de Buenos Aires 521,095
The Urban Vocational Tour program
The program brings middle and high school students from rural areas to Shanghai and Chengdu for a week-long career planning education, helping them access better education and eliminate economic barriers in education.
China Beyond The City 208,191
Makueni Aloe Vera Farmers
The project will address 3 key issues for the community: Access to water, sustainable agricultural practices, and training on health and nutrition.
Makueni county, Kenya Makueni Aloe Vera Farmer Self Help Group 375,128