Integrated Report 2021

Initiatives for local communities

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The Bank’s Local Ambassadors

The #BLA program is a platform for interesting initiatives which benefit local communities. We support these initiatives with subject-matter knowledge and organisational experience.

In 2021, the #BLA enjoyed cooperation with two partners: Krajowy Instytut Gospodarki Senioralnej (hereinafter KIGS; National Institute for Silver Economy,) and Fundacja Zwolnieni z Teorii (Exempt from Theory Foundation). Cooperating with KIGS, we became the strategic partner for the 5th Congress for Silver Economy. We are also the only financial institution in Poland to be awarded the OK Senior certificate in two consecutive years.

The Bank’s Local Ambassadors once again headed social projects, conducted by the youth within the Exempt from Theory Contest, whose 7th edition was organised with our cooperation with the Foundation Exempt from Theory. The Contest teaches participants to head their own social projects. The winners receive an international certificate of project management.


Bank’s Local Ambassadors: advisors, branch and regional managers, were active in Poland by the end of 2021


hours devoted to local communities
by BLA’s in 2021


social projects mentored by #BLA and implemented by youth as part of the Exempt from Theory Contest


hours of online and offline mentoring


hours devoted to local communities since the beginning of the #LAB program in 2018


beneficiaries of the social projects developed in the Exempt from Theory Games


The Local Grants Program

The Local Grants Program is one of our most important annual initiatives, in which we support local communities and non-governmental organisations. Each year our branch managers with their teams and the Bank’s Local Ambassadors submit NGO’s. We particularly support those activities which:

  • Minimise social exclusion, especially among children, the elderly and people with disabilities,
  • Help protect the environment and promote of eco-attitudes,
  • Promote entrepreneurship and strengthen the role of women,
  • Promote health and combating COVID-19 aftereffects.


local social organisations received financial support in 2021

PLN 300,000

granted to local social
organisations in 2021

>PLN 2 million

of support to local NGO’s since the beginning of the program


grants to local social organisation in all 11 editions of the program

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