Reduce inequality within and among countries

The Smurfit Kappa Foundation are deeply committed to supporting the local communities across the 36 countries in which we operate. View a snapshot of the projects we have undertaken below, all of which aligns to one of our focus UN SDGs, "Reduced Inequalities".

We would like to acknowledge that whilst these projects are aligned to our focus UN SDG of Reduced Inequalities, many also contribute to other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Reduced Inequalities 

Fondazione Scuola di Musica Andreoli - Italy
Fondazione Scuola di Musica Andreoli and the Rulli Frulli band work together using music for education & inclusion of children with disabilities. 70 children create musical instruments from daily objects, which are then used to teach music. Our donation of  €192,100 made it possible for a new headquarters to be built since their temporary one became too small after an earthquake in 2012.
Youth Band
Wheelchair sport
Fondation Saint-Pierre - France
Fondation Saint-Pierre is a charity that has run the Children’s Hospital of Palavas, in the south of France, for more than 100 years. They built an exceptional gymnasium dedicated to Parasport, which helps disabled athletes perform at the best of their abilities. Smurfit Kappa Foundation supported this with a donation of €300,000, which will provide inclusive equipment for all sports.
Wheelchair sport
Fundación También - Spain
Smurfit Kappa Foundation decided to work with Fundación También to help with their project by purchasing special equipment to enable the social inclusion of disabled people and promote educational values in adapted sports and leisure activities. A donation of €30,700 was made by the Foundation to support this initiative.
Disabled sports
Community Centre
Cotswold Edge District Scout Council - England
Cotswold Edge District Scout Council required their community hall to be rebuilt having been shut down due to health and safety reasons. This hall is also used by disability groups, music groups, mother and toddler groups and many others. A £20,000 donation was given by the Smurfit Kappa Foundation to complete this project. 
Community Centre
Sports dans la Ville - France
Sport dans la Ville is a non-profit organization helping over 5,000 disadvantaged young people in their social integration through sports. The objective is to help each member to gain self-confidence and essential values to reach success. A €200,000 donation was made to help redevelop a site which would accommodate 3 times more young people in camps each year.
Volunteers planting trees
Kayaks
Telovychovna Jednota– Slovakia
Telovychovna Jednota are a sports organisation who want to make a difference to children in one of the poorest regions in Slovakia, ensuring they have the same opportunities as others. The Smurfit Kappa Foundation donated €32,000 to help provide the required equipment to ensure all children, both existing and new members, have access to sports.
Kayaks
ASPACE Navarra – Spain
Our donation of €51,200 meant that a fully accessible playground could be built to support the development of over 144 children with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities. The students at the Virgen de Orreaga Special School now have a recreational space which is fully inclusive and does not discriminate based on their condition or disability.
Children's playground
Wheelchair sports
Stichting het Gehandicapte Kind –Netherlands
Stichting het Gehandicapte Kind are committed to ensuring that children with a disability can fully participate in society and have equal opportunities for development. Their new project, which we funded with a €42,000 donation, offers tailor-made education for disabled children in regular schools under guidance of qualified teachers and caregivers.
Wheelchair sports

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