ING has launched the 2017 edition of its ING Solidarity Awards, which is open for applications from non-profit associations and foundations in Luxembourg.

For six years now, ING has organised the ING Solidarity Awards with the aim of supporting local associations and giving them maximum visibility.

All non-profit associations and foundations registered in Luxembourg and established in the country are invited to take part in this two-part competition. Firstly, applications are subject to an online vote before being put to a jury who will vote for the winning project.

For the first stage of the competition, the online vote, associations meeting the entry conditions should register on the ING Luxembourg website ( The 30 associations who receive the most votes from internet users between 25 October and 15 November 2017 at noon will then receive a €1,000 cheque.

For the second stage, the jury vote, projects should be submitted by participating associations to ING online before 16 October 2017 at midnight. At the end of the process, the projects submitted will be voted on by a jury and the six best will each win €5,000.

Among the projects, which will be classified in three categories, the members of the ING Solidarity Awards' Jury will select the six projects they find most promising in terms of value, impact, originality and implementation method.

The three categories are “Humanitarian aid”, “Integration” and “Other”. The first category includes humanitarian projects by associations working to improve people’s quality of life or to ensure respect for fellow human beings; the second involves associations’ projects intended to promote adaptation, inclusion or the creation of social links between individuals; the third category encompasses projects by associations working for the benefit of others in areas other than humanitarian aid or integration.

Two projects in each category will be awarded by the jury, one for a project by a 100% volunteer-run association and another for an association with at least one employee.

At the end of the competition, ING will organise a ceremony for the ING Solidarity Awards which will this year take place in the bank’s new headquarters in the railway station district, ING Lux House, on 23 November 2017 from 19:00.