ÚSMEV PRE DRUHÝCH
Piešťany, fund investment
Health | Social services | Community
Úsmev pre druhých (Smile for others) is a civic association that unites and helps people with various forms of disability, including congenital genetic syndromes.
On the other hand, there is a wide network of experts from all over Slovakia, ready to provide this help.
The association is an example of socially beneficial business and the fact that social changes can also happen in a financially sustainable way, without relying on grants and subsidies as the only source of funding.
The investment will be aimed at expanding the network of experts, developing early intervention services, providing as much information as possible, professional and social assistance to families with medical disabilities, and spreading awareness.
And even through modern online tools that will make it possible to cover the needs of the widest possible group of people with disabilities. Building a community center is also part of the investment. More.
Slovakia, fund investment
Education | Employment | Regions development
An impact innovation platform in the field of development, system integration and financing of education, culture, creativity, employment,
human capital development and support of the micro-business ecosystem with a socially beneficial impact. SmartFish is created as an educational platform, focused on the development of social economy entities in the field of personal and professional human potential development. It is built on 3 pillars - financing, project support and networking. It builds and invests in companies that benefit from the synergistic effect of the platform and experienced management. The aim is, among other things, to ensure inclusive and fair quality education and to support lifelong learning opportunities for all. It focuses on developing the potential of current and future job seekers so that they are able to meet the requirements of the labor market and to continuously adapt to them throughout their lives. It supports the employment of people from marginalized groups, women, young people, the elderly and the disabled. It creates innovative solutions to support the entry of disadvantaged population groups and people from less developed regions into the labor market.
Slovakia, fund investment
No blind memorization of formulas from chemistry or physics. Science enthusiasts have created a software tool that visualizes for students the rules of physics they encounter in school books.
Using data from sensors in class, it allows students to interactively investigate the course of experiments and gain a deeper understanding of the laws of nature. Students will have the opportunity to further explore and analyze data, allowing them to understand the basic concepts of data analysis that are present in science but have not yet become part of the high school curriculum. The goal is also to democratize access to quality education and provide teachers in all regions with a platform for sharing data from experiments and completed assignments. More.
Slovakia, fund investment
Social services | Community development | Regions development
The main goal of the investee company is to relieve socially beneficial enterprises from the fear of whether they will have a place to provide their services.
The absence of suitable real estate makes it difficult for these entities to do their work, and often they have to limit their activities due to the instability of the contractual relationship with the owner of the space. The possibility of buying real estate is too much of a burden for them - for investment, operational, construction, and technical reasons.
Thanks to the possibility of leasing the property, entities will be able to concentrate on their activities and not have to worry about spaces. It should not happen that a school or other entity that has a contract to rent premises and before the contract expires suddenly finds itself on the street, just because the property operator decides to terminate the relationship.
Gelnica, fund investment
Sport | Community development | Ecology
The main goal of the impact startup is to encourage exercise of all age groups in the lower income groups, whether amateurs or professionals,
and thus expand the availability of sports activities in various, often disadvantaged communities.
The investment will be used by the Kleingroup company to develop employment in the region with 11 percent unemployment, while focusing on vulnerable groups of the population - the long-term unemployed or the elderly. At the same time, the company will use funds for the development of the circular economy - that is, surpluses of high-quality sportswear and accessories, which would otherwise end up in garbage, can be used by people at outlet prices.
Arts & Culture | Community development
Culture & community center with ateliers and co-working spaces for creative businesses and NGOs, vibrant community space with workshops
events, discussions, concerts, community garden, café and more. Visit website.
Environment | Healthy life style
Bike sharing has finally reached Slovakia and we helped them start off in Prievidza in August 2017.
Social care | Education
Unique services & tools for social workers and teachers working with people and kids with special needs.
An online portal offering interactive educational tools and materials for pupils, parents and teachers, addressing the current needs of modern schooling, active at 1800 schools.
E-shop dedoles.sk is an ethical producer of playfully designed clothes, active in 20 countries. Dedoles is based on respect to the environment and supports diversity.
NATIONAL WATER POLO CENTER
Healthy life style | Community development
Together with an impact bank we helped revive the National water polo center, saving the long-lasting water polo tradition. Center offers trainings, accommodation
and restaurant servies for international clubs and is the home base for the top Slovak water polo team - Novaky. Viac.
Work integration | Social care
BIVIO is a home base for the Association for people with mental disabilities, that prepares and supports them towards integration into a normal work life.
Center provides trainings within hospitality and laundry services, aiding clients to integrate into the open job market. Visit website.
SENIOR HOUSE PLACHTINCE
Thanks to a financial injection and huge enthusiasm of the team in Annamaria organisation, they managed to grow their senior care services in the municipality
of Veľký Krtíš and increase their capacities.
Arts & Culture | Community development
A team of enthusiasts in Prividza decided to revive an old mining school, rebuilding it into a gallery, museum of socialism, coworking space and a center for
culture and creativity. Visit website.
SPOLU SME PRIEVIDZA
We supported the growth of a rental for senior and health equipment.
REVITALISATION OF ČUNOVO MANSION
Čunovo, Bratislava self-governing region
Environment | Community life
We made a study of economical sustainablity of the revitalistion of an old mansion into an environmental education center.
Valaská, Banska Bystrica self-governing region
WASCO is a social enterprise offering laundry services and employing people that are disadvantaged on the open job market and/or long-term unemployed,
with the goal of supporting them to be able to find employment also elsewhere. Visit website.
ČLOVEK V OHROZENÍ
Banská Bystrica self-governing region
Business plan for the NGO People in need, creating an employment agency, training and work center for long-term unemployed or disadvantaged applicants.
REVITALISATION OF A SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ZVOLEN
Zvolen, Banska Bystrica self-geverning region
Arts & culture | Community development
We conducted a study of ecnomic sustainablity of revtalising an old building and turning it into a center for creativity, culture and community development.
The building stands in an isolated neighbourhood and is supposed to bring the missing services into the area as well as serving as a hub for creation of future impact projects and ideas. Visit website.
YOUNG ROMA ASSOCIATION
Valaská, Banska Bystrica self-geverning region
Education | Community development
We helped with the expansion fo a already existing center, aiding to improve their spaces and working conditions, offering their services to
people that need help integrating into the society. The center offers job opportunites, workshops, trainings, free time activities and aids their clients in developing healthy confidence and working habits, teaching them to take on the responsibility for their lives. Visit website.
Bratislava, Bratislava Region
Gastro | Community life
The mission of the community bakery Breadroom is to bring life to the Bratislava communities and revive the traditional bakery craft.
The goal is to create a financially sustainable family business with a positive impact on the environment, in which customer service, community building and employee care will come first. Breadroom's management feels the need to return traditional crafts back to the company, to develop specialized small-scale production and to democratize the distribution of profits back to small local producers and skilled craftsmen. More .
Čierny Balog, Banská Bystrica Region
Tourism Transport Community life
The aim of the project is to expand the capacity of the railway, not only as a national cultural monument and tourist attraction in the region, but also its inclusion in the public transport network of the region.
The organization has several positive impacts on society: maintaining and preserving the national cultural monument through the great commitment of many volunteers and enthusiasts, contributing to the development of tourism and the region, promoting ecological transport. More .
Honestly, without you, project Nova Cvernovka would be very hard to execute. Reconstruction of an old building was necessary, so that 40 creative ateliers could move in and continue with their work. The whole process required not small financial resources and a lot of effort. You helped us exactly at the time, when our reconstruction plans were threatened and we could get stuck. Moreover, communication with you was not only always friendly, but also open and that was pushing us forward. We thank you very much for that. We look forward to future cooperation.