Submit a project
How to submit
Welcome to our introductory page for online submissions.
The 2023 cycle will start on 13 February. On this date, the online submission tool will be opened. The deadline for submissions will be 28 April (Midnight French time).
The Alstom Foundation focuses on 4 key areas:
- Economic and social development
- Environmental protection
- Access to mobility
- Access to energy and water
There are many different facets to economic and social development, amongst which are: creation of sustainable industries and jobs, training and skills development, health and hygiene improvement, appropriate waste management or access to healthy food sources. The Alstom Foundation has supported initiatives in all these areas whilst also preserving the cultural heritage and natural environment of partner communities. In 2018, it was decided to focus the economic and social development axis to two distinct categories:
- Skills development and employability (especially for disadvantaged youth and women)
- Support for disadvantaged children (especially street children and orphans)
The Alstom Foundation supports projects designed to enhance environmental awareness, protect natural habitats and build resilience to natural disasters. This ambition goes hand in hand with Alstom’s commitment towards protecting the environment.
Access to mobility
The Alstom Foundation seeks to encourage the economic development of communities by facilitating the movement of both people and goods such that remote and disadvantaged communities may take advantage of local markets, education, health and other facilities.
Access to energy and water
17% of the world’s population has no access to electricity, 9% has no access to sanitation. The Alstom Foundation aims at making a contribution in these domains, helping remote communities to raise their living standards through access to these fundamental facilities.
Each submitted project must:
- align with one or more of the Foundation’s key axes
- be beneficial to the general interest
- be located in a country in which Alstom is represented
- be measurable in terms of its outcome and impact on the communities concerned
- be realistic and feasible within the budget and deadlines
- involve local stakeholders and local team/management
- be implemented by a fully competent partner organisation
be in line with the Alstom Foundation’s Ethics Charter
Each NGO cannot submit more than two projects.
Role of the Alstom Promoter
All projects must be submitted by an NGO together with an Alstom employee acting in the role of the Project Promoter.
The Promoter will work with the NGO to prepare the project file and will validate the file prior to its submission. If the project is selected, the Promoter will assist the Secretariat in monitoring its implementation.
Each Alstom employee is allowed to support one project submission only per year.
If you have a good project to submit but don't know anyone from Alstom, the Secretariat of the Alstom Foundation may be able to help you identify someone willing to Play the promoter role in support of your project. But finding such a Promoter takes time. Accordingly, the deadline for receipt by the Secretariat of requests to find an Alstom Promoter is fixed at 3 April 2023. No such requests will be considered after this date.
Furthermore, the Secretariat does not guarantee to find a Promoter for each submission. Promoters are volunteers who will only step forward if a project concept interests them.
Before creating your submission, please note:
- You will be guided to formulate your project through several preformatted forms to help optimize your submission.
- Each form contains a help function to assist you with the description of your project.
- You can save your project as a draft and continue your submission at a later stage.
Please review your project carefully before submitting – once your project is submitted the selection process is automatically initiated. An email from the Alstom Foundation is sent to you to confirm the submission.
Should you have any questions or difficulties in completing the forms please contact the Alstom Foundation on firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of eligible countries
Please note that the Alstom Foundation can only act in countries where Alstom has a presence. Below is a list of eligible countries for project submissions.
Algeria Argentina Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belgium Brazil Bulgaria Canada Chile China Colombia Croatia Czech Rep. Denmark Dominican Rep. Ecuador Egypt Finland France Germany Greece Hong Kong Hungary India Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Ivory Coast Kazakhstan Latvia Luxemburg Malaysia Mexico Morocco Netherlands New Zealand Norway Pakistan Panama Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tanzania Thailand Tunisia Turkey UAE Ukraine United Kingdom USA Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam
February 13 to April 3: Definition of the project with partners and stakeholders and verification of adherence to Alstom Foundation guidelines (Preparation of the project file)
April 28: Deadline for project submission to the Alstom Foundation.
End of September: Selection by the Board of the projects to be funded. Elaboration and signature of the contract between the Alstom Foundation and the partner with detailed objectives, budget plan and timeline.
All year long: Review of the achievements and challenges of the project. Verification of achievement of milestones and overall project objectives.