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Don Paolo and “A Football Field in the Courtyard” Project

Alemany, L, Mazzola, J, Lentini, S and Scarlata, Mariarosa (2019) Don Paolo and “A Football Field in the Courtyard” Project Sage Business Cases.

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Don Paolo is a priest who works in Baranzate, in the northern suburbs of Milan, which is one of the most multi-ethnic, low-income communities in Italy. In 2007, Don Paolo decided to start three social projects to foster the integration of immigrants in the community. Despite his high aims, the financial sustainability of these projects became a big concern, as both donations and public funding were decreasing. One day he heard about the Magnoni Foundation and their “Football Field in the Courtyard” project. The Magnoni Foundation would support the refurbishment of a futsal field (20% grant and 80% debt) if the parish could expand its impact and make the field financially sustainable. This case presents the decision that Don Paolo must make regarding the Magnoni Foundation’s proposal for the financing of his social enterprise.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
Alemany, L
Mazzola, J
Lentini, S
Date : 2019
DOI : 10.4135/9781526496157
Copyright Disclaimer : © Mariarosa Scarlata, Luisa Alemany, Jacopo Mazzola, and Samantha Lentini 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords : Entrepreneurial Finance; Entrepreneurship & Ethnicity/Migration; Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 22 Feb 2019 15:50
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2019 16:34

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