St. Ghislain, Belgium

In the community

Google is a global technology company that supports investment and job creation in regional communities across Europe.

Through grant-making and local initiatives, we're working to help businesses, schools, and nonprofits thrive. We're always seeking opportunities for Googlers to share their time and expertise with the local community.

In other words, as Google grows, our communities grow.

But don’t just take our word for it. See and hear the stories of community members from our St. Ghislain communities here.

Educational outreach

To fulfill our goal of hiring locally, we’re working with local schools, colleges, and universities to help them develop and enhance their technology programs. In doing so, we hope to help grow the members of the community who are just entering the workforce, retraining, or progressing in their career paths. We want to help invigorate participation and opportunity in technology, increase knowledge in the community, and benefit potential employers in the area.

An example is our partnership with the HELHa in developing an advanced degree Data Center Engineering Program intended for people with a technical bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience. The training is focused on the maintenance of data centers.

Community grants

Google provides community grants to local NGOs for projects that focus on:

When evaluating proposals, we consider:

Google community grants range from €10,000 to €50,000 and are intended for nonprofit and certain public organizations. We will not fund for-profit companies through this program. If you believe you have a project or program that fits these guidelines, please register and submit your proposal through our online application.