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Citrus Saturday wins support from BNP Paribas

20 November 2013

Citrus Saturday

UCL’s Citrus Saturday initiative to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs has achieved a boost in Belgium thanks to a grant of €1000 from European bank BNP Paribas Fortis.

The grant has been awarded to UCL’s partner in organising Citrus Saturday in Belgium, VOKA, East-Flanders' Chamber of Commerce and Industry, following a call from the bank for submissions for funding from projects which would assist children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The money will be used for running Citrus Saturday again in the country, in collaboration with Free-time who provide summer school activities. The programme is funded in the UK by UCL and an EU Interreg 4b grant for northwest Europe.

The grant comes after an exciting period of experimentation and expansion for the programme more widely, which has recently successfully completed pilot projects for the first time in both Swaziland and Mozambique in southern Africa.

“To have received this grant now at such an exciting time for the Citrus Saturday programme is great,” said Jack Wratten, Citrus Saturday Manager. “It really feels like momentum around the programme is continuing to build all the time.

“We’re now planning Citrus Saturday in even more schools and even more countries in 2014, and this grant will go towards making the day in Belgium bigger and better than ever.” 

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