Raiffeisen Banka is actively involved in local community projects, and also provides funding and sponsors the development of culture, sports and humanitarian projects.
Culture is an indispensable part of public life that encourages us time and time again to think, hold dialogues and reflect on time in which we live. In 2012, we traditionally made a donation Narodni dom Maribor and the Borštnik Theatre Festival, the most prestigious Slovenia theatre festival, organised every year by the Slovenian National Theatre Maribor. Last year, we supported the Arsana Art Ptuj music festival and one of the largest chess events in Slovenia, the World Youth Chess Championship.
Perseverance, discipline, dedication, quality and strong will are the qualities we seek not only in our staff, but also in the sports projects we support. We are regular sponsors of the Raiffeisen Open tennis tournament organised by ŽTK Maribor. We helped Helios Domžale basketball team club to realise their goals and contributed to the good results achieved by their players. We also supported Papež - POD Cycling Association and DJAK Nova Gorica Cycling Club, young motor-cross riders from AMD Trebnje and Luka Milec a talented motor-cross rider from Avto-moto društvo Slovenske Konjice. At Juhuhu Sports School we promoted the healthy lifestyle of children and to this end, we supported the 2nd run along the Drava River.
As we wish to provide a better life of higher quality for those who have been less fortunate, we also focus on social activities. Through donations, we assist a number of associations and other institutions that try to improve the quality of life of individuals or groups of people. In 2012, we provided financial support to Maribor Youth Home. Traditionally, we also support the international project “A Peaceful Seaside Holiday for Children and Young Adults with Special Needs”.
Raiffeisen Banka is always willing to help victims of natural disasters. We provided funds to Dogoše Volunteer Fire-fighters Association and they subsequently distributed the funds to the people affected by the November floods. We also contacted the Celje Karitas branch and provided funds for the flood victims in Šoštanj. We hope that we will help the victims get back on their feet as quickly as possible.
In 2012, Raiffeisen Banka proceeded with its mission of promoting the debates on economic trends. Therefore, we decided to be once again to sponsor the Meeting of the Economists of Primorska, offering a great opportunity for them to share experience and vision and debate the current economic situation. We also engage in humanitarian causes by organising events for our employees.