100 helping hands

Supporting 100 local organisations in holiday destinations impacted by the Corona crisis

The Coronavirus crisis is imposing enormous challenges and has already affected the lives of millions around the world. Lockdowns and travel restrictions have left many people unable to provide for their families. 

Now more than ever, the TUI Care Foundation stands firm to support those most vulnerable in holiday destinations. 

The 100 Helping Hands initiative will help provide emergency relief to vulnerable communities in holiday destinations that are being severely affected by the current Corona crisis.

If you are a registered charity organisation or small social enterprise you may be eligible to apply. Please check the specific requirements below.

Please note that applications must be submitted in English. Therefore, we encourage non-English speakers to use free online tools for translating their answers.


Emergency responses in local communities in international tourism destinations affected by the lockdown of tourism in the corona crisis, such as:​

  • Distribution of emergency packages amongst vulnerable families ​

     (e.g. food, hygiene supplies, masks etc.)​

  • Childcare facilities and home-schooling initiatives for vulnerable children/ youth ​

  • Community health care responses to the virus ​

     (e.g. hygiene awareness raising, training of health workers)​

  • Cash relief for social enterprises​

  • Research and lobby activities are not eligible for funding 


At this stage, funding is available for up to EUR 5,000 per organization​


  • Small social enterprises with a clear tourism related social impact mission​ OR charitable organizations

  • Organizations that are legally registered and operational in any of the countries listed ​

  • Organizations that have no religious affiliation and act free of discrimination against ethnicity, nationality, gender, disability, religious beliefs, sexual identity​

  • Individuals are not eligible for funding​


The initiative should take place in tourism regions in these countries:

Aruba, Bonaire, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey​


  • Maximum 100 organizations will be supported. As interest will most likely exceed this limit, we kindly ask for your understanding if your application is unsuccessful.​

  • In the selection procedure a fair geographical and thematic distribution will be taken into account. ​

  • Applications should only be submitted via the online link below. Applications via email or other communication channels cannot be assessed nor responded to.​

  • The amount granted will be decided upon by TUI Care Foundation and might be lower than applied for.​

  • Organizations receiving support as part of the 100 Helping Hands initiative will share communication materials (such as pictures, videos and stories) for wider distribution. Organizations will be asked to confirm this in the course of the application process.

  • Only successful applications will be contacted


Header Image © Chako Zanzibar.