Local Initiatives

Strong local connections form the basis for a caring society.

There are so many local initiatives in which the warm generosity of people helps build close and genuine connections. They are the glue that binds a strong society and the best remedy against polarisation.

As a Foundation, we wish to reach out to, support and bring together these projects, their initiators and their participants in all corners of our country. That way, we can breathe life into this crucial social fabric, bolstered by in-depth insight into what it is that people truly need. In doing so, we ensure that not a single citizen is overlooked, because at the local level too, every individual matters.

Local in brief

  • The local reflex: where relevant, we transpose a programme or project to the local level.
  • Build and strengthen a network of satellites to encourage the development of local funds.

Local initiatives is part of the programme Local

Calls for projects

2024C - Schools Solidarity Accounts

Fundraising to enable schools to financially intervene on behalf of children from underprivileged families and improve their chances of successfully completing their school year.

Ongoing

2024B - Schools Solidarity Accounts

Fundraising to enable schools to financially intervene on behalf of children from underprivileged families and improve their chances of successfully completing their school year.

Selection announced

2024A - Schools Solidarity Accounts

Fundraising to enable schools to financially intervene on behalf of children from underprivileged families and improve their chances of successfully completing their school year.

Selection announced

Grantees

Le Coullemont

Vzw Le Coullemont

Concert to raise money for professional re-integration.

Lions Club de Jodoigne

Lions Club Jodoigne

Purchase of stoves for Ukraine.

Conservatoire Royal de Mons

Integration project

Young musicians from Mons Royal Conservatorium get the chance to go to Switzerland and play with the orchestra for Anniviers Festival.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Vis mon village

Concrete projects with a local participatory dynamic that improve the quality of life in the village and promote contacts and solidarity between diverse groups of citizens.

Funds and philanthropic tools

Beweging.academie (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects of asbl Bewiging.academie with the aim of moving towards a sustainable, fair inclusive society.

Meer Democratie (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects of the asbl Meer democratie, which wants to give citizens a greater say in politics and society.

Co-Labs (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects of the non-profit organisation Co-Labs which aims to facilitate citizen initiatives and projects for a sustainable transition with maximum impact…

Press Releases

Solidarity with flood victims

29 07 2021

After the floods in 2021, the King Baudouin Foundation is pleased to contribute its resources, know-how and networks to strengthen citizens' solidarity with their fellow citizens…

Cycling for everyone! - The Bikes in Brussels Fund has awarded almost 600,000 euros to eight new projects

26 07 2021

Stories

Gasol Foundation tackles child obesity in disadvantaged neighbourhood of Barcelona

Local Initiatives

“We consider a child’s family and broader relational context, rather than focusing narrowly on nutrition only.”
Cristina Ribes
Safalín project director

Community garden as a meeting place

Local Initiatives

“I believe we have already made great strides in this direction and have turned an underused, 400-m² site into a green jewel.”
David Reuter
Head of FRI-X-BERG youth art school

Raised beds in a cemetery

Local Initiatives

"The children and even young people are incredibly proud of themselves when they see how their plants have grown.”
Luciana Saalbach
Head of Prinzessinnengarten project in Berlin