We are pleased to give you some very good news: The “la Caixa” Foundation, through its Obra Social Department, has awarded VAVAVA its Social Entrepreneurship Prize for 2015. 20 business initiatives were awarded by “la Caixa” from 299 candidates from all around Spain in the fifth edition of its social entrepreneurship programme. The aim of “la Caixa” is to help to turn social entities into companies capable of being sustainable by selling products or services, without having to depend on subsidies.
VAVAVA, the agency of travel and activities adapted for people of different capacity, an initiative of the Sique Private Foundation in Badalona, appeared in 2013 in reply to the special tourist, leisure and sociability needs of a group little attended by the general channels. In less than three years, VAVAVA has given its services to more than 3,000 customers.
The prize, which gives VAVAVA a strong impulse for its consolidation, consists of giving winning initiatives for large tools: economic support; training tailored through a course on entrepreneurship and the management of social enterprises given by IESE; management accompaniment for one year with a professional mentor and legal support with advice from the Uría office; and networking, as the winning entities become part of the “la Caixa” network of social entrepreneurs.