On September 25th the possibility to register for the Appeltjes van Oranje 2016 will end. Do it together yourself! is the theme of the Appeltjes van Oranje 2016. The Oranje Fonds seeks successful meeting spaces that that are run by volunteers . Every year Queen Máxima, patroness of the Oranje Fonds, hands out three Appeltjes van Oranje. Organizations have one more week to register via www.oranjefonds.nl/appeltjes.
This year the Oranje Fonds is focusing its attention, with the Appeltjes van Oranje, to the meeting spaces that are under own management. Ronald van der Giessen, CEO of Oranje Fonds, explains: “We are looking for initiatives where not only the governance but also the management and programming are in the hands of volunteers. You can think for example about volunteers that are managing a neighborhood store, community center or playground”.
The Appeltjes van Oranje is an annual award of the Oranje Fonds for initiatives that have successfully managed to connect different groups of people. The price consist of a bronze statue, made by Princes Beatrix, and a cash prize of €15.000. In May this year, Queen Máxima will be handling out the award to three winners for the 14th time. To register for this edition of the Appeltjes van Oranje is possible till September 25th 2015.
Press release Oranje Fonds