Our causes

The Herpain Group, in teaming up with W-Project, is involved over the long term in various humanitarian projects.

These projects are chosen on the basis of the causes on which Herpain wishes to take action: the environment, housing and education.

  • Extending forest cover in Belgium

    In Belgium, Reforest’Action restores forests affected by disease and undertakes semi-urban plantations using the Miyawaki method to increase forest cover.

    In Péruwelz, more than 15 different species have been planted on abandoned wasteland thanks to Professor Miyawaki’s plantation technique, applied here by our partner Urban Forests; 1,000 trees will take root close to the town and will give it a genuine green lung.

    In Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse and Saint-Trond, we are contributing to extending forest cover and building biodiversity by planting deciduous tree species.

    Restoring forests affected by disease

    In Tinlot, we are working on restoring a forest of ash trees hit by ash dieback.

  • Become an owner with CLTB

    Community Land Trust Bruxelles is developing perpetually affordable housing projects for people with limited income on land that is jointly held.

    Above and beyond housing, the CLTB is co-constructing a fair and inclusive town in conjunction with its inhabitants and land associations. The CLTB is therefore a social real-estate developer offering an innovative and sustainable response to the housing crisis.

    Applying this system, CLTB, which is acknowledged as being one of the principal social housing developers in Europe, is currently constructing 200 housing units and developing 10 community spaces.

    Community buildings

    The needs of the community are openly discussed by future owners to incorporate public amenities and strengthen solidarity and collectivism in the district.

  • Supporting vulnerable parents

    Le Petit vélo jaune supports disadvantaged, vulnerable and/or isolated families. The idea is to harness the educational strengths and skills of parents, to help them to resolve their day-to-day problems (financial, administrative and housing) so that they can devote more time to their babies and young children. 

    Face-to-face, regular and long-term meetings

    We offer these families the support of a volunteer, who we refer to as a teammate. The teammate goes to the family’s home once a week, for about a year. The role of a teammate is wide ranging and adapted to the needs of the family: to share experience of taking care of a newborn, to explore a district together, to help with administrative procedures, or simply to listen. Volunteers are selected and then supervised by our team of professionals throughout the support process.

Have you received a donations certificate?

Thanks to the code on your donations certificate you can make a donation to one of the projects close to your hear and contribute proactively to the development of a fairer society.

For many years, the Herpain Group has also been supporting various associations and causes that are dear to its heart.

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