The project advisor of the Cooperating Funds for the Dutch Caribbean (Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben (SFC)) in St. Maarten, which cater to St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius in providing funding opportunities for social endeavours, hosted a working visit and funding-information sessions on Saba and Statia.
SFC was set up more than 14 years ago, as a collaborative effort to support social initiatives on the Dutch Caribbean islands, regardless of their status within the Kingdom.
The organization is facilitated by six funding agencies in the Netherlands; Fonds Sluyterman van Loo, Innovatiefonds Zorgverzekeraars, Kansfonds, Oranje Fonds, Stichting Kinderpostzegels and the newly joined Roomseh Catholijk Oude Armen Kantoor (RCOAK).
On Monday. June 18, Saban and Statian non-governmental organisations were invited to attend an information session to inform them about funding opportunities for projects with a social goal.
Organisations with ongoing projects or which have submitted project proposals previously were also in attendance as there was an opportunity to discuss progress and new ideas.
A similar session was hosted in St. Maarten in March, whereby multiple organisations were visited by a delegation from the Netherlands as well.
Persons who missed this opportunity may call project coordinator Fleur Hermanides at tel. 586-0808 for more information on possible financial assistance for social projects. For more information visit: www.samenwerkendefondsen.org/en. A downloadable funding application form can be found on the website.
The Daily Herald.