Brazil is a global powerhouse and has one of the world’s largest economies. It is rich in natural resources; it has a growing middle class; its democracy is diverse and lively and its constitution prioritises equal rights.
While Brazil has developed significant global influence, it also – like many countries – struggles with crime and violence, disparities between rich and poor and discrimination based on race, sex and gender.
Recognising the diversity of social movements, civil society, social, economic and environmental relevance of the country in the region, the Foundation decided to create a cross-programme initiative to work in Brazil. Recife and its Metropolitan Area were elected as the starting point of our work. Five different programmes worked together to better understand the local context and developed a strategy that aligns each programme’s priorities with the issues on the ground.
The Joint Brazil Programme is composed of the following programmes:
OUR PRIORITY AREAS
The Joint Brazil Prgramme’s grants address four themes: safety, urban space, mobility or participation. While some focus exclusively on Recife, others are national in scope but include Recife as a target city. We aim to provide project and core support grants to organisations in the following areas:
To improve citizens’ safety in both public and private spheres Organisations that:
To improve mobility for all Organisations that:
To protect space quality, especially for vulnerable communities Organisations that:
To promote citizen participation