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Autonómia Foundation

Autonómia Foundation

Autonómia Foundation is a private foundation established in 1990. Autonomia focuses on strengthening civil society and supporting marginalised social groups, with a special emphasis on Roma integration. Autonómia works as an experimental workshop, supports equal partnerships by knowledge transfer, develops new methods based on local resources, organizes trainings, creates fair grant-giving schemes, conducts researches, influences policies, encourages self-help groups, and generates projects.

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Association of Roma Minority Representatives and Spokespeople of Nógrád County

Association of Roma Minority Representatives and Spokespeople of Nógrád County

​Founded in 1996, the mission of the Association of Roma Minority Representatives and Spokespeople of Nógrád County is to reduce child poverty through providing assistance to families in need. Their activities target both children and their parents. They offer learning support and leisure time activities to children and organise training, employment opportunities and community events for adults. The Association has a regional focus and is active throughout Northern Hungary.

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BAGázs Association

BAGázs Association

BAGázs is a public benefit association that has been working since 2011 to contribute to an inclusive and accepting society in which Roma people have a chance to achieve their goals. BAGázs provides resources for Roma communities to enable them to recognise and articulate their needs. In parallel, the Association sensitises members of mainstream society to become more accepting of Roma communities. The Association implements their activities in two Roma settlements (Bag, Dány).

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Buddhist Heritage Project

Buddhist Heritage Project

The Buddhist Heritage Project was founded in 2006 to initiate, organise and survey activities in the field of culture, conservation, education and research, and to assist Buddhist life in the monasteries. Since its inception, it has brought together groups of concerned and committed people and organisations through collaborations with important institutions of research, foreign governments and charitable foundations.

Buddhist Heritage Project is an association established by the Buddhist Sangha (community) of Luang Prabang and conducts activities entirely for charitable purposes on a not for profit basis.

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Civil Support

Civil Support

Civil Support Public Nonprofit Ltd. works on linking the not-for-profit and the corporate sectors in order to increase the efficiency and sustainability of social organisations. Civil Support aims to establish cross-sectoral cooperation and develop strategic partnerships between various stakeholders in order to enhance the social impact of NGOs, especially through strengthening their financial sustainability.

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Cseriti

Cseriti

The network was established in 2011 and currently operates 7 charity shops across Budapest. Charity shops couple social value with environmental benefits: they sell good quality, second-hand items at low prices firstly making them affordable for families in need and secondly saving them from ending up in the landfill. The Cseriti’s vision is to expand their chain across Budapest and beyond.

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Enactus Nottingham

Enactus Nottingham

Enactus Nottingham is part of Enactus, a global community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using entrepreneurial action to transform communities and create a more sustainable world. Enactus Nottingham manages eleven social enterprise projects both locally in the UK and internationally in countries such as Malawi, Kenya, Malaysia and China.

Please click here for more information on Enactus Nottingham.

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

The Badur Foundation is a member of The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), a global community of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy. Venture philanthropy and social investment are about matching the soul of philanthropy with the spirit of investment, resulting in a high-engagement and long-term approach to creating social impact.

Impact Accelerator

Impact Accelerator

Impact Accelerator invites social enterprises to participate in an intensive 6-9 months programme. During the program, selected enterprises work with experts and investors to become investment-ready so that they can scale up their operations and social impact.

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Independent Theater

Independent Theater

The Independent Theater was established in 2004 in order to produce and manage high quality artistic products based on Roma and inter-ethnic topics. The Theater aims to prove that Roma integration can be developed in the frame of socially active and financially sustainable enterprises, which can produce valuable products of art.

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Jai Bhim Buddhist Network

Jai Bhim Buddhist Network

The Jai Bhim Buddhist Network is a religious association of young Roma Buddhists which was established in 2007. The Jai Bhim Network is based on the liberation movement started in India during the 1950’s. The movement was led by Dr. Ambedkar who called for the end of discrimination against the lower castes and the fulfilment of their human rights.

The mission of the Jai Bhim Buddhist Network is to provide high quality education to some of the most disadvantaged communities in Hungary which are typically overrepresented by Roma, in order to enable them to change their status within society. Apart from their core educational activities, the Network also implements cultural, social, health, religious, child and youth protection programmes.

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Kiútprogram

Kiútprogram

The Kiútprogram was established in 2010 to help families to find a way back to the labour market by helping them gain significant supplementary income through small scale cucumber production. Through the programme, the participants are supported with access to microcredits and mentoring services, which enable them to become independent producers. The organisation is operating in more than 20 settlements in less favoured areas of Hungary.

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Let’s Help Each Other Association and Social Cooperative

Let’s Help Each Other Association and Social Cooperative

Since 2013, Tegyünk Egymásért Egyesület (Let’s Help Each Other Association) has been active in Pécs-Somogy, one of the most impoverished neighbourhoods of Pécs. Their work initially concentrated on community building, but recently they also initiated employment generating activities. Based on the success of their community sewing club, a Social Cooperative was established and its members aim to open a work wear factory in 2017.

Visit the website of the Association and the Facebook page of the Social Cooperative.

Mahájána Foundation

Mahájána Foundation

The Mahájána Foundation works in the disadvantaged district of Csörög situated north of Budapest. Its first project was providing tutoring programs to help local Roma children maintain their learning standards so that they could complete primary school and move on to secondary school. Mahajáná recognised that in order to help these children more effectively and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, they also needed to work with the parents to improve the overall living standards of each family. To do this Mahajáná has initiated a number of local community projects including a community garden, biomass briquette project and small social enterprises. The team also strives to promote partnerships with local businesses, public sector and civil society organisations in order to build better relationships with the Roma community.

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NESsT

NESsT

Founded in 1997 NESsT is an international social enterprise incubator that supports entrepreneurial solutions to social problems in emerging market countries. They identify and select high-impact entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to address large-scale social issues. Using a combination of financial investment, capacity strengthening and strategic business mentoring, NESsT equips entrepreneurs with the tools they need to plan, launch, and potentially scale their social enterprises. The focus of Badur Foundation’s work with NESst is on social enterprises providing sustainable and dignified income for marginalized communities.

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Nottingham Potential

Nottingham Potential

Nottingham Potential is the University of Nottingham’s outreach initiative which aims to support young people living in disadvantaged areas of Nottingham reach their educational potential. The initiative works with children from primary school age right up to university level entry through a number of interventions which take place at the University campus, in participating schools and in three learning centres which are operated in conjunction with Into University.

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Parforum

Parforum

Parforum is a nonprofit organization specialized in art-based educational programs, community development social interventions and participatory action research. Parforum’s mission is to contribute to a more egalitarian, solidarity-based, inclusive society by strengthening social awareness and critical thinking in its target populations. The two main focus of the work are the empowerment of Roma youngsters and adults and the sensitization of the broader society. Parforum realizes its projects in cooperation with organizations and individuals specialized in art, art pedagogy or art therapy, and with locally embedded institutions (schools, NGOs).

Please click here to learn more about Parforum’s ongoing activities and past projects.

Pearl Foundation

Pearl Foundation

The Pearl Foundation has worked for over 14 years in the Eastern region of Hungary, within some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country. The Foundation began its work by establishing an Art School with the aim of helping children fulfil their potential both creatively and educationally. In recent years the Pearl Foundation’s activities have broadened to the provision of social services to the families of the pupils and the wider community.

For more information on the Pearl Foundation please click here.

Pécsbányatelep Cultural Association and Chestnut Social Cooperative

Pécsbányatelep Cultural Association and Chestnut Social Cooperative

The Association’s main focus is the provision of cultural and community-building activities and the preservation of the natural environment in Pécsbányatelep. In order to fight one of the most pressing problems of their neighbourhood, unemployment, a social cooperative was set up. The Cooperative utilises the chestnut fields around the cultural centre and generates employment opportunities for local inhabitants through processing its produce.

Please click here for more information about the Association and here about the Chestnut Cooperative.

SIMPACT

SIMPACT

SIMPACT Nonprofit Ltd. is operating in 5 countries and working with consultants who have business, as well as not-for-profit expertise. SIMPACT is specialised in providing capacity building to social enterprises and non-profit organisations. They focus on maximising the social impact of selected organisations via providing support in a variety of fields, in particular increasing the efficiency of operational processes, developing key entrepreneurial skills and facilitating business planning.

Please click here for more information about SIMPACT.