Grant to the “Smile of the Child” non-profit volunteers’ organisation, following a request submitted to the Foundation, in support of its actions. The NGO’s activities include preventive medicine, genetic testing as well as the provision of transportation, medical support and creative pursuits for hospitalised children.
The members of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, taking into account the fact that the NGO’s activities aim at providing relief to financially strained individuals and specifically children in need of medical and social support who come from families with major financial difficulties, have unanimously approved a grant of up to €10,000 towards the activities of this benevolent organization.
Grant to “The Friends of Amyclaeus” society in support of the archaeological survey at the Sanctuary of Apollo Amyclaeus in Sparta. This project and the attendant archaeological work is carried out in the context of a five-year licence issued by the Ministry of Culture with a view to enhancing the archaeological site of Amyclae.
The work scheduled for 2018 and 2019 involves the following restoration and improvement operations in the area of the Spartan sanctuary: (a) continuing the restoration of the monument’s ancient courtyard using artificial stone and maintain the ancient stonework; (b) extending restoration work to the emblematic structure of the Sanctuary, the throne of Apollo Amyclaeus; (c) extending the restoration work to the sanctuary’s altar; and (d) developing a programme for the maintenance of the original materials. The total cost is estimated at €120,000.
Grant to the Cyclades’ Ephorate of Antiquities towards the project of the partial restoration of the Portico of Philip. According to the reasoning cited in the request, Delos is among the most important archaeological sites in Greece and a restoration programme could alter the island’s landscape, preserving its precious heritage from the ravages of time and rendering Delos one of the world’s top destinations.
The restoration work is to start with the portico of Philip, due to the sufficient number of surviving architectural elements as well as the location and significance of the edifice. The restoration of the portico is seen as an ambitious project and will remain as a major restorative intervention in one of the world’s top archaeological sites.
The three-year restoration programme (2017-2019), with a budget of €550.000, will be decisive in protecting the monuments, upgrading the archaeological site of Delos and promoting Greek art and culture.
Grant of EUR100,000 to the “Theotokos” Foundation for children and youths with mental disabilities for the purchase of a bus for transporting the children and youths, since the existing vehicle is difficult to repair and is not safe. The P & A Canellopoulos Foundation’s Board of Trustees, in view of the fact that “Theotokos” is a benevolent institution that performs a crucial task, unanimously approved the request and granted the donation.
Grant to the benevolent organisation “Amalieion Hospice for Girls” in support of its valuable services in the field of social policy. Founded in 1855, the Amalieion hosts 100 students from vulnerable population groups from outside Athens, mainly orphans and children of large or destitute families. The Society provides accommodation and board, education, entertainment and all the conditions necessary to their studies and education. The Foundation responded to the society’s request because it fits in with its aim of providing relief to vulnerable individuals in Greece.
Grant to the “Food Bank — Institution against Hunger” towards the procurement of food to be distributed free through soup kitchens in support of individuals in financial need in Greece. The Food Bank is a benevolent foundation aimed at collecting food which is distributed free of charge to foundations, soup kitchens, orphanages, etc.
Grant to the “SOS” Society of Parents & Friends of Autistic Children, a benevolent union founded in 1978 to support people with autism and mental handicaps. The Society is an approved charitable organisation, recognised by the Ministry of Health as a non-profit institution that provides Social Care Services. The ongoing crisis has made it very difficult for members to meet the fixed operational expenses that come to 45,000 EUR per month. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees decided to support the operational programme of the Society’s structures as part of its aim of providing financial aid to individuals in need and promoting benevolent institutions.
Grant to the “Together for Children” Association for a charity concert at the Herod Atticus Theatre in September 2017, the proceeds from which will promote the causes of the Association’s member-organisations.
Approval of funding for the reprint of the English edition of the book Despotiko, the Sanctuary of Apollo by archaeologist Y. Kouragios; the Foundation had undertaken the original publication of the book in order to use the proceeds to support the excavation at Despotiko.
Grant to the “Opheltes” non-profit society and the Nemea Centre of Berkeley University in support of the “Tomb” project carried out in the archaeological site of Aidonia, Corinth by the Corinth Ephorate of Antiquities in collaboration with Berkeley University. The “Tomb” project builds on and completes the excavation at the Mycenaean cemetery of Aidonia and comprises the conservation, cataloguing and analysis of the finds from previous phases. The response to the request by Opheltes fits in with the aims of the Paul & Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation about promoting Greek culture.