On 12 December 2013, Norauto Foundation’s New Trophies awarded prizes to the best initiatives undertaken in favour of the environment, assisted mobility and road safety since the Foundation was created in 2005. Four public interest organisations, from four different regions, today received a grant of €5,000 to €10,000 each for their exemplary commitment.
The trophies were awarded at the company’s head office in Lesquin during a ceremony led by Jean-Louis Caffier, a journalist specialised in sustainable development (LCI, Néoplanète, etc.).
And the winners are…
- Environmental category: The association Loiret Nature Environnement, for its environmental education.
Orléans (45-Loiret) / €10,000
Initiative: The creation of a portable awareness tool with the aim of gaining people’s acceptance of ‘unloved plant life’ in towns.
- Assisted mobility category: The association AFTC Alsace (association in Alsace for families with members suffering from brain damage or cranial trauma) for its assisted mobility solutions.
Illkirch (67-Bas-Rhin) / €10,000
Initiative: Fitting out modes of transport for people with reduced mobility and car-sharing with 3 dedicated vehicles.
- Road safety category: The association Don Bosco for its road safety awareness actions.
Landerneau (29- Finistère) / €10,000
Initiative: Purchase of no-license car fitted out with dual controls to provide BSR (road safety certificate) lessons for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
- Norauto Foundation’s favourite: The association L’Espoir for its assisted mobility project.
(Hellemmes (59-Nord) / €5,000
Initiative: Purchase and fitting out of a vehicle to teach persons with reduced mobility to drive.
The Norauto New Trophies
Norauto New Trophies have rewarded the best initiatives undertaken by public interest organisations in favour of the environment, assisted mobility and road safety since its creation in 2005. With a strategy that now rewards the Foundation’s three fields of action, the New Trophies follow on from the European Road Safety Awards and the Right Road Awards organized in previous years.
The aim is to reward initiatives by associations that have been completed successfully with concrete results. Each association is supported and sponsored by an employee in a Norauto centre close to the site of the association’s project. The sponsor can therefore accompany the association throughout the project and act as the link with the Norauto Foundation.
All applications are studied by a panel of judges comprised of independent and recognised experts who select the winners according to different criteria (innovation, cross-over and exchange, motivation, future of the project, etc.)
Dates for the next request for proposals will be available in January 2014 at: