1 / Introduction

The purpose of Nexans Foundation is to support general interest projects of a social and humanitarian nature by contributing to the fight against insecurity and poverty worldwide through access to energy, thus enabling disadvantaged communities to access services that are essential for their human, social and economic development.

2 / Schedule

One call for projects is launched every year.

3 / Support

The Nexans Foundation provide the selected projects with financial support only.

4 / Selection and Evaluation Committee

The Selection and Evaluation Committee selects projects requiring financial support below € 30,000, making sure they comply with the evaluation criteria (see below).

It pre-selects projects over € 30,000 which are then submitted and selected by the Board of Directors of the Nexans Foundation.

The Selection and Evaluation Committee meets at least once a year.

5 / Main selection criteria

The main selection criteria are:

  • the needs of the field expressed locally
  • the communities suffering from energy insecurity
  • the impact on the communities concerned
  • the beneficiaries involved in a partnership approach
  • the concrete goals and conducted for the purpose of sustainability and autonomy
  • the respect for human rights
  • the adequacy with Nexans’ Code of Ethics and Values

6 / Eligibility of project sponsors

Calls for projects will target international NGOs and non-profit associations (“Loi 1901” in France).

7 / Application filing

The application form is available here.

It is to be completed directly online, in French or in English.

8 / Partnership terms and conditions

A convention shall be signed with the Foundation to establish the partnership termsand conditions, including mutual commitments, allocated budget, duration of support, and mutually agreed communication activities.

Reporting requirements, especially the frequency of meetings and the performance indicators to be used, will be defined jointly by the Foundation and its partner at the very start of the partnership, and will then be reviewed jointly during the course of the project.


Download the PDF version of the selecting charter of a projet by clicking here

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