Grants funds Carlsberg, New Carlsberg and Tuborg mobilize and support research projects, scientific and cultural centres, associations – to mitigate the impact of the pandemic in the early stages and preventing the development of epidemics in the future.
The Carlsberg Foundation has allocated 60 million Danish kroner for the three international projects to combat coronavirus: 25 million – research of the internationally renowned group of researchers-virologists working in collaboration between the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and the Indian Institute Serum; 25 million – a group of researchers in the field of social Sciences and Humanities, in cooperation with the Copenhagen University, Aarhus University and the Technical University of Denmark studying the most effective ways of combating epidemics. Another 10 million Fund directed an interdisciplinary group of Roskilde University, which explores the history of epidemics – their occurrence, the laws of distribution and ways of their repayment. The projects will help prevent, diagnose and minimize the effects of epidemics, such COVID-19 in the future.
The Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation Flemming Professor of Besenbacher:
“COVID-19 is rapidly growing, and we are glad that we can quickly mobilize the cooperation between the leading experts to contribute to the solution of problems faced by the world. The founders of Carlsberg, Jacob and Carl Jacobs as the Carlsberg Foundation, has always provided assistance in a crisis for humanity situations. Now more than ever, we need science to help solve the problem of the pandemic and to think in the long term.”
The New Carlsberg Foundation to support art, donating 30 million Danish kroner for the recovery of the crisis-hit art museums in Denmark. Many art museums by the authorities temporarily closed in connection with COVID-19, and the New Carlsberg Foundation has decided to provide them with funding to implement programs that will attract visitors after the resumption of work.
The Chairman of the New Carlsberg Foundation Christine Buhl Andersen:
“Museums are an important part of cultural and business life. On behalf of the Foundation New Carlsberg, we would like to be able to open again and to play its indispensable role in society.”
The Tuborg Foundation, which supports youth projects, aims to create a sustainable future, donates DKK 5 million to youth civil society organizations for events focused on support of victims of coronavirus. The Tuborg Foundation is also evaluating the possibility of assisting youth industries – for example, music sites, traditionally supported by the Fund.
The Chairman Of The Tuborg Foundation, Anna Marie SKOV:
“We want to give young people the opportunity to change the situation for those who are most vulnerable and particularly affected by the epidemic. In Denmark, active civil society, and we want the Tuborg Foundation has provided young volunteers tools for specific tasks that can help people in this difficult situation”.
Providing targeted grants, foundations Carlsberg demonstrate the support of all organizations and associations that contribute to the mitigation of the pandemic and increase resilience to epidemics in the future.