By signing two new funding deals, the Française des Jeux (FDJ) and its Corporate Foundation have extended their support for the Heritage Foundation.
The FDJ Group will continue to support the Heritage Foundation as a donor with €2 million until 2024, and will fund a new initiative suggested by the foundation each year.
Meanwhile, the FDJ Corporate Foundation will donate a €400,000 endowment for the years 2021-2022 to fund the social and technical integration projects that will be implemented on the chosen sites’ regeneration sites.
Restoration of the national heritage
Group Managing Director and President of the Corporate Foundation, Charles Lantieri, said: “We are proud to participate in the restoration of the national heritage through our Mission Heritage games, but also thanks to the patronage of the Group and its Foundation. The sponsorship reinforces the Group’s involvement in this shared cause throughout the country.”
The FDJ Mission Heritage games have raised nearly €70 million for the restoration of French heritage since the launch of the Heritage Mission, led by Stéphane Bern and funded by the Heritage Foundation. In September 2021, the fourth version of this dedicated game offering will launch.
Since 2018, the Heritage Foundation has seen the Group and the Corporate Foundation as patrons. Their mobilisation resulted in a €1.5 million donation to the Heritage Foundation.
The FDJ Foundation’s funding, which is committed to the financing of insertion sites, has allowed 350 individuals to be funded on nine at-risk reconstruction sites over the course of three years. The goal is for people who are unemployed or underemployed to be able to invest in these programmes and, for the most part, leave with credentials or employment.
In the face of unemployment and social alienation, heritage preservation provides career opportunities, both to retain the restaurant industry’s crafts and to help those in need integrate into the workforce.