Social activities in Iceland have been promoted through two decades of grants by Valitor Trust, sources announced. On 1st January 2014, 153 grants have been awarded over the past 21 years, with the most recent being 5 grants handed out on the same day.
The role of the trust is to support carefully selected persons and organisations aiming to improve social wellbeing and promote culture. The overall grant allocation for 2013 amounted to nearly €50,000.
Those awarded the grant on 1st January 2014 include: Jon Reynisson who is pursuing a music degree specialising in the accordion at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, The Icelandic Association of Heart Patients, the Hafnarfjordur, Iceland search and rescue team, Eyglo Dora Davidsdottir, who is pursuing a master’s degree in the violin at the Lubeck Academy of Music, and Maedrastyrksnefnd Hafnarfjordur, an organisation that assists local families.
Valitor Trust is awarded twice a year following a selection process from an ever-growing pool of applicants representing cultural, humanitarian, and social activities.
As stated on IceNews, Valitor explains that it is proud of its contributions to society over the past 20 years. Valitor aims to continue making a difference to a wider European community for the next 20 years.
To learn more about Valitor Trust, visit www.valitor.com.