Her Majesty Queen Letizia and Santander Group executive chairman Ana Botín this morning presided over the award ceremony for the Bank's 11th Social Projects Event, where 12 initiatives chosen by the Bank's employees in Spain from more than 300 submissions received over EUR 40,000 each. Since this philanthropic programme was implemented eleven years ago, it has awarded a total of EUR 3 million to 82 NGOs and provided assistance to more than 45,000 people.

Each of the 12 winning entities will receive EUR 40,367 from the “Euros From Your Salary” fund, which is financed by donations from Banco Santander employees who participate in the programme and funding from the bank, which matches the amounts donated by each employee euro for euro. EUR 484,412 were raised this year, which is a 24% increase over the past five years, where employee donations have risen gradually, as has the bank's donation.

Presentation of the XI Call for Santander Social Projects

Jesús Vidal, the winner of this year's Goya to the revelation actor, wanted to join the gala to explain how Banco Santander helps with the employee program " Euros From Your Salary " every year to twelve NGOs.

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