Social Responsibility Actions of Banco Finantia
Banco Finantia seeks to contribute to a better world.
It supports social solidarity actions, is committed to educating in the area and it is committed to preserving and giving to know artistic and cultural heritage.
Apoio à Vida is a private charity for over 20 years that has helped more than 4,000 women to have their children and strengthen their families. Its mission is to accompany pregnant women and adolescents in situations of doubt or psychological, family or social difficulties. It is based on pillars such as respect, love and hope.
Founded in 1992, the Associação de Doentes com Lúpus is a Non-Profit Institution that has always sought to be a bridge between the sick and the various universes surrounding them, family and friends, doctors and other health personnel, the politicians and society in general. With over 3000 sick associates, its main goal is to provide medical, social and educational support to patients with lupus and their families.
Forty thousand Portuguese children and young people have Asperger’s Syndrome, a developmental disorder that causes social and educational adaptation problems, which may lead to teenage children dropping out of school. Founded in 2003, the main purpose of APSA is to help young people with this neuro-behavioral disorder to live a more independent and better-quality life. One of APSA projects is the Casa Grande (Big House) which is designed for young people over the age of 16. It aims to be a training area for practicing social and functional skills, with a view to showing the children how to be independent and to become involved in active life and the world of work.
Founded in 2009 and with the status of IPSS, the Academia dos Champs is a social integration project aimed at children and young people between the ages of five and 18. The main objective is to demonstrate, through the practice of tennis, all the benefits of facing the sport as a philosophy of life. Much more than a simple leisure time project, it aims to provide its students with a real and concrete possibility of overcoming their own limits, opening their horizons to new, better and structured perspectives of life.
Non-profit entity, dedicated to disabled children and young people, in the motor, intellectual, visual and hearing areas. It provides therapeutic care and in the scope of rehabilitation and education, with particular emphasis on the areas of vision, blindness, deafness, adapted sports and socio-professional integration.
An IPSS created in 2016 and aimed at guaranteeing the access of children and young people from poor families to health services in the area of neurodevelopment to facilitate their integration into the family, school and society. CAPITI provides these families with services for the early identification and access to intervention and diagnosis throughout childhood and adolescence through regular monitoring with consultations in the area of child development.
The Associação Cuerama's main objective is to promote and support development cooperation initiatives in order to enhance local know-how, by creating the basic structures to stimulate human rights, the integral development and quality of life for people and communities in extreme poverty through the promotion of Education, Health and Income generation and entrepreneurship mechanisms in all phases of a person’s life.
A support association for underprivileged children and elderly people during hospitalization. Charity is always associated with a certain degree of idealism. Yet, in order to help those who are in most need, romanticism in itself is not enough. Effective charity is the one that contains a huge degree of pragmatism. It was based on this belief that the Liga dos Amigos do Centro Hospitalar de São João came into being on 20 December 2006. Its goal has remained the same since then: to help disabled people and sick children and elderly patients who have significant social, material and affective needs, who need to be monitored whether outside or inside the hospital (Hospital de S. João) with greater attention and special care.
The poorest inhabitants have a Social Grocery where they can access products in exchange for symbolic notes. The sustainability of Human Value is guaranteed through partnerships with local merchants and companies, and the value in Santo António's notes is attributed to each family defined by the social services of the Freguesia de Santo António, in Lisbon, according to the aggregate and the conditions specific to each. This grocery store was the first of its kind and supports more than 360 families, about 1.000 people.
Founded in 1498, this secular Catholic institution has as its mission the improvement of the well-being of the whole person, mainly the most unprotected. The support of Banco Finantia has focused on a program of sponsorship of psychotherapy consultations for children residing in a residential house of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa.
The bank has been an active patron of the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda since 1997 and is proud to be a founding member of the Fundação de Serralves since 1995 where it has sponsored various cultural and social programs.
Banco Finantia has been an active supporter of ISEG – Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Higher Institute of Economics and Management of the Lisbon Technical University), awarding a prize to the best first-year student studying for a Master’s Degree in International Economics and European Studies”. The bank is also a founding member of Fundação Económicas – Fundação para o Desenvolvimento das Ciências Económicas, Financeiras e Empresariais” (Economics Foundation – Foundation for the Development of Economics, Financial and Entrepreneurial Sciences).
Banco Finantia has sponsored the first annual international conference of MUN in Portugal. The United Nations model is a simulation of the United Nations that is held at the level of secondary and university education. The aim and vision of Lisbomun is to promote and establish a culture and tradition of MUN in Portugal, starting with the academic community in Lisbon.