COMMUNITY COMMITMENT GRANT: PUTTING COMMUNITIES AT THE HEART OF THE COMPANY
While working in digital distribution at Hachette Livre, I applied for a Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation Community Commitment Grant and was fortunate enough to be selected.
The project I am supporting concerns the “Coup de Foudre” concerts organised by the musicians of the Palais royal. They are classical concerts, but not in the classical sense. The concerts are organised in partnership with France’s “Cordées de la Réussite” organisation, and are exclusively for young people from neighbourhoods covered by the French government’s “Politique de la Ville” urban support policy. The concerts are specially designed, interactive and suited to young people who have limited cultural opportunities. They seek to promote equal opportunities and make a practical contribution to the personal fulfilment of these young people from modest backgrounds.
The €5,000 grant will allow the charity, of which I am a member, to reach more young people across France.
The Community Commitment Grant is a real opportunity for all Lagardère employees who are involved in meaningful charitable projects that address new challenges. They make communities a central part of the company.