Every year in France, tens of thousands of companies are liquidated. For many entrepreneurs, this is a triple trauma: personal, professional and financial.
Since 2012, the 1,200 volunteers of the 60,000 Rebonds association have been working to change society's view of failure by helping these entrepreneurs rebuild their lives and move on to a new professional project. 700 entrepreneurs are helped each year. Thanks to an average of 6 months of support, 60% of them have found a salaried job by 2021 and 40% have bounced back with the creation of a new company. The association hopes to help 900 entrepreneurs in 2022.
The Renault Foundation has committed to supporting 60,000 Rebounds in the accompaniment of 50 entrepreneurs in the automotive industry within the Renault Group's employment areas (Île de France, Hauts de France and Normandy).
Founded in 2018, the Article 1 association aims to fight against inequalities in access to employment among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Article 1 accompanies students at the end of their studies, from high school to the professional world, to succeed to the extent of their ambitions and potential.
Article 1 does everything in its power to promote their professional integration and strengthen their employability, thanks in particular to personalized support that enhances and develops their cross-disciplinary skills and soft skills.
The Renault Foundation is involved in supporting 610 young people through new workshops set up in two major Renault Group regions: the mining areas of Hauts-de-France and four departments in Normandy.
The association "Solidarité Nouvelle face au Chômage" provides job seekers with support, human and personalized assistance.
Its network of volunteer coaches offers weekly meetings to recreate social ties and move forward with professional reconstruction.
Within this framework, the Renault Foundation provides financial support, via local branches, to 480 job seekers, as well as computer equipment for the association's collective workshops in Normandy.
The "Ecoles de production" offer young people between the ages of 15 and 18 qualifying training based on the teaching method of "do it to learn".
Students learn a job by making products or offering services, responding to real customer orders.
There are 34 production schools in France, that prepare 930 students for state vocational diplomas (CAP, BAC pro or professional certifications).
The Renault Foundation supports these schools, which enable young people who have dropped out of school to train for jobs in which recruitment is difficult, particularly in the automotive sector.
In concrete terms, the Foundation provides training equipment (milling machines, workbenches, exhaust gas extractors, etc.) to two "Ecole de production" in Lille and Lens in the automotive section, in the Groupe Renault’s employment catchment areas. This new equipment facilitates the daily work of the students and their teachers in the workshops.
The Leopold Bellan Foundation aims to promote social, cultural and philanthropic actions. Its main mission is to address health, social and medico-social issues. It provides adapted responses to the problems of the sicks, the elderlies, the children at risk, young people in social difficulty and people with disabilities (mental, psychic or sensory).
One of its activities includes the training of young people with disabilities, especially by enabling them to take their driving license exam, in order to facilitate their professional inclusion. The Renault Foundation has joined forces with the Léopold Bellan Foundation to finance the purchase of driving simulators (2 wheels and 4 wheels), a diagnostic software and 19 driving licenses.
These driving simulators enable beneficiaries to receive driving training as part of their professional inclusion.
Founded in 2001, the Habitat et Humanisme association works to promote housing, integration and the renewal of social ties for vulnerable people shattered by erratic life path.
In 2019, the association set up a program called Thrasos, within its Refugee Unit. Its aim is to support beneficiaries of international protection towards sustainable employment thanks to a solid training.
The Renault Foundation decided to help the association by removing many obstacles faced by refugees such as mobility and the mastering the French language. This is why, it decided to co-finance support for driving licenses and French language courses for professional purposes.
The association is mainly known for its main activity on food assistance. But it is above all the privileged point of contact to allow an accompaniment towards autonomy. “Les Restaurants du Cœur” thus offer a global support to the people they welcome: help with housing, access to rights and justice, reintegration through employment...
They provide comprehensive and personalized support to re-mobilize job seekers around their professional project within workshops or inclusion projects. However, 40.2% of the people who enter the inclusion projects say they have difficulty getting around: without driving licence, without a car, or without access to public transportation in rural areas.
It is in this context that "Les Restaurants du Cœur" offers employment support to its beneficiaries. The Renault Foundation wanted to participate by co-financing 300 driving licence.
For more than 75 years, "Secours Populaire Français" has been fighting against poverty and exclusion.
Everywhere in France, its volunteers give "a helping hand" to beneficiaries when they are looking for a job or training. This support takes various forms: orientation towards competent structures (Pôle Emploi, local youth missions, etc.), help in writing CVs and preparing for job interviews. Or help in obtaining a driving licence with the help of partners, such as driving schools.
To take part in this solidarity mobility initiative, the Renault Foundation has become a partner of "Secours Populaire Français" and is committed to co-financing 180 driving licences to help people in difficulty return to work.
The non-profit association TZCLD provides assistance to local authorities that wish to help people in long-term unemployment (minimum 4 years) by providing a permanent job contract.
It operates and finances a range of useful activities - that don't impede upon pre-existing jobs-to provide solutions for local people, businesses, government bodies...
Mobility is essential for professional inclusion. That is why the Renault Foundation will co-finance 60 driving licences for people in long-term unemployment living close to Renault plant areas such as Flins, Cleon, Douai, Le Havre (France).
"Mouvement Emmaüs France” is a factory of social innovation and solidarity, which provides unconditional support to people in very precarious situations (homeless people, long-term unemployed, over-indebted families, migrants, people in custody or those released from prison, etc.) by offering them access to accommodation, housing and employment.
In particular, Emmaüs France offers employment contracts to the most vulnerable people in its inclusion structures.
The Renault Foundation supports "Mouvement Emmaüs France" in the reintegration of the long-term unemployed through employment, by providing financial support for the development of existing inclusion structures in the Île-de-France region.
"Initiative France" is a network of local associations, that welcomes business creators in need throughout France, evaluate their project and finance it with an interest-free, collateral-free honorary loan.
92% of companies are still in business three years after their creation.
In 2019 - 40% of project leaders were women.
The Renault Foundation is supporting the creation of a program to help women in the city's Priority Neighborhoods to set up their own businesses. It also supports "Initiative France" in strengthening its actions in the field and helping with women entrepreneurship (awareness-raising, information, financing, support).
Among the fields of action of the Raoul Follereau association: reintegration through employment in rural areas in France.
Raoul Follereau thus supports local initiatives to help people excluded from employment and in precarious situations to create an activity to reintegrate into rural areas.
It is in this context that the Renault Foundation supports the association in its fight against job insecurity in the Hauts de France region, more specifically by supporting twenty projects to create professional activities.