Local and regional citizen involvement

Supporting local and regional citizen initiatives, with a focus on rural areas, and facilitating local philanthropy.

From a region to a town or city, to a village or a neighbourhood, many are the citizens who work to improve our lives together. And numerous are the philanthropists who devote time and/or money to the places in which they grew up or live. The King Baudouin Foundation encourages this citizen engagement and facilitates both individual and collective philanthropic initiatives that support a region or a particular geographic area.

Our activities

  • we support local and regional citizen initiatives that build social cohesion, paying particular attention to rural areas
  • we manage and develop funds that mobilise the socio-economic stakeholders of their region with a view to developing the region
  • and we make the skills and networks of the KBF available to local philanthropic initiatives.

Local and regional citizen envolvement is part of the programme Social engagement

Calls for projects

Encouraging the creative projects of Brussels' population (for organisations)

Any person, group of people or community is invited to present the innovative and creative projects they want to develop in the Brussels area.

Soon to be closed!

Encouraging the creative projects of Brussels' population (for individuals)

Any person, group of people or community is invited to present the innovative and creative projects they want to develop in the Brussels area.

Soon to be closed!

2022C - 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

Grantees

CPAS Plombières

CPAS Plombières . Intempéries juillet 2021

As part of the "Floods" appeal, support was given to two families from Plombières who were victims of the floods in July 2021. The payment of the amounts was made by the Plombièr…

Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Ostbelgiens

Q-BOOST

Selected participants in the Q-BoOst business plan competition turn their idea into a market-ready business model (with prizes).

CPAS Plombières

CPAS Plombières . Intempéries juillet 2021

Following the floods of July 2021, implement a CPAS aid for the victims of Plombières.

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

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.

Fund 't Muzenestje

The Fund supports projects which bring a warm, human message to the local population of Roeselare.

MAKS (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support creative projects of the asbl MAKS to make young and older residents of Cureghem more socially and economically resilient.

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

Children and young people Healthy living Local and regional citizen involvement

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

Raised beds in a cemetery

Local and regional citizen involvement

"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

Community garden as a meeting place

Local and regional citizen involvement

“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