This programme, run by Banco Santander Foundation, will select 20 social projects from NGOs that help groups at risk of exclusion to cope with the effects of the health and social crisis caused by covid-19.

The period for receiving applications is from 27 April to 15 May.

The Santander Ayuda programme has backed more than 170,000 people through 340 projects over the past four years.

Madrid, 29 April 2020.
Banco Santander is launching, through Banco Santander Foundation, the 18th edition of the Santander Ayuda programme aimed at supporting non-profit organisations in implementing projects to meet the most urgent needs of vulnerable groups, while helping to mitigate the effects of the current covid-19 crisis.

The lines of action prioritised in this edition are: attention and support for the elderly, whose situation is worsening due to the pandemic, and for people with disabilities or mental or other illnesses, together with initiatives designed to alleviate the consequences of covid-19 for people in, or at risk of, social exclusion.

Organisations wishing to take part may complete the application form at  The deadline for taking part is 15 May and the 20 winning projects will be published on 29 May. Each project will receive up to €5,000. 

About the Santander Ayuda programme
Banco Santander and Banco Santander Foundation have allocated €1,700,000 through the 17 editions of the Santander Ayuda programme, which was created in 2015 to fund NGO projects developed locally to improve the quality of life of vulnerable groups.

Each year, Banco Santander Foundation holds four editions of Santander Ayuda, which reinforces the bank's commitment to helping people and society prosper. In each edition, 20 projects are selected, which together receive €100,000. 

In the four years that this project has been running, Santander Ayuda has supported 340 projects that have improved the quality of life of 170,000 people in a situation of vulnerability. 

Banco Santander Foundation
Banco Santander Foundation has a strong cultural, humanistic and scientific vocation. It is actively involved in cultural sponsorship in several areas, which include making art more accessible to the public, and keeping art, literature and history alive. It also carries out highly valuable work in the field of social action and the environment.