Achieving more by joining forces

“Hamburger Spielräume” community fund

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Our alliances with other foundations and supporters enable us to react quickly and appropriately to current needs. For this reason, we are active in various joint funds. With the “Hamburger Spielräume” fund, we support disadvantaged children and young people who are strongly affected by the covid-19 measures.

Physical distancing in the covid-19 crisis has greatly changed social interaction. Particularly young people are affected by restrictions on social contact. Studies show that these restrictions often lead to lasting stress among the young target group.

We hence founded the “Hamburger Spielräume” fund for children, young people and families in alliance with other foundations in June 2020. The joint initiative supports extracurricular projects in child and youth work in Hamburg, to particularly bring children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds together and to set a positive example for their personal development.

The fund initially started with € 100,000. After the strong response in the first round of applications, the supporters provided the fund with new resources. Currently the sixth funding round is underway. At the moment, the fund is aiming to lastingly strengthen extracurricular work for children and young people – the need is still great. So far, the initiative has provided a total of about 1.5 million euros.

The lack of contact with peers is a major challenge for young people and cannot be replaced by digital communication. In order to support the affected target group during the difficult time of the pandemic and to strengthen their personal development, we co-initiated the “Hamburger Spielräume” fund.

LocationHamburg, Germany
Funding period2020-2025
Funding amount210,000 Euro