As an employee of one of the VKR Group’s companies around the world, you are eligible to apply for a grant to benefit you personally and your immediate family. You must have been employed within the Group for at least one year, although dispensation from this requirement may be granted in special cases. We define an employee’s immediate family as the employee’s spouse/co-habiting partner and children under the age of 30 years.
You may also apply for support for non-profit purposes in the vicinity of the company you work for, regardless of the service requirement of one year. We define “vicinity” as no more than 25 km from a company within the VKR Group.
We support employees within the VKR Group
IN TIMES OF DISTRESS
The Employee Foundation may grant support in the event of death, accident or illness with serious consequences affecting employees or their immediate family. The financial support may be spent on medical care or remedial arrangements, but may also be granted as an encouragement at a time of distress.
VOLUNTEERING – NEW GRANT AREA
The Employee Foundation organises a trip for employees who want to do voluntary work in a construction project. The project is organised in collaboration with the non-profit organisation Habitat for Humanity. Read about it here.
The Employee Foundation is also mandated to grant financial support to assist the employees’ children in completing their final education or training. To be eligible, the child must be under the age of 30, and have completed at least half of the education or training. Support is granted for both vocational training and academic education. We may also grant student travel bursaries or cover the cost of special tools or materials required by a study programme.
Financial awards are also granted for initiatives to benefit current and former employees. This might be clubs or associations for senior employees, early retirees and retired employees.
We support local communities
The VKR Group is committed to making a contribution to the communities that its companies operate in. This is why our support is aimed at projects in the vicinity of VKR Group companies.
It means that the Employee Foundation may grant funding applications from non-profit clubs, associations and other organisations based within a radius of up to 25 km of a company within the VKR Group.
We give priority to projects with lasting impact and value, and give preference to projects linked to employees of the VKR Group. To be eligible, there is no requirement to have worked for the VKR Group for a certain period of time.