They encourage the adoption of eco-citizen conduct, work in social mediation, help the homeless to reintegrate into society, and work to bridge the digital divide. Unis-Cité, VoisinMalin, Le Carillon, and Konexio are some of the finalists of the French version of the Google Impact Challenge 2019. The Veolia Foundation has supported these four stakeholders in the social and solidarity-based economy for the past ten years.
La Cloche, whose Foundation supported the biscuit factory, won the Public Prize (€600,000) by collecting the largest number of votes on its Le Carillon programme. The first two Jury Prizes (from €400,000 to €600,000) were awarded respectively to Konexio and Unis-Cité. Finally, VoisinMalin is also a winner with an endowment of €150,000 for its initiatives in the field of solidarity and neighbourhood.
In addition to the financial allocation, these associations benefit from the support of experts for one year in order to carry out their projects successfully.