Criteria and Guidelines

Financial contributions

Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben provide financial contributions to projects in the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom. Our goal is to support and strengthen projects within the "social sector". These are projects that bring people together, those that facilitate intergenerational and intercultural exchanges, projects that increase the involvement and quality of life in neighbourhoods and/or communities. Additionally, the focus lies on vulnerable persons; such as young people, the elderly, people with disabilities or addiction problems.

Do you want to request funding for a project? All islands have a focal point: the local advisor. That saves you a lot of time and effort!

Please read our criteria and guidelines before submitting your application, and if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your local advisor.

The application process 

Would you like to apply for funding for a social project? Contact your local advisor,this saves you a lot of time and effort!

To apply

To make a request, you must use our application form. If you have completed the application form, send it to the local advisor on your island for feedback and/or submission.

On the application form, describe the objective and the expected result of your project in great detail. Take into account the criteria and guidelines of the Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben. Finally, do not forget to include all requested applicable attachments. This speeds up the assessment process and will facilitate a quicker response on your funding application outcome.

Read our criteria and guidelines carefully before hand. Not sure if your plan meets the requirements? Contact our local advisor first. This can prevent disappointment.

If you do not have a printer, you can also request the hard copy form from your local advisor, whereby you can fill it out manually. Further submission can then also be facilitated through your local advisor (i.e. scanning, etc.) 

The assessment

The local advisor, differing per island, will assess your application based on the criteria of the Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben. They can potentially ask for additional information, for a further detailed explanation, or additional documentation, as well as assist you with completing your application. The advisor then issues advice to the Samenwerkende Fondsen.

The Dutch foundations, of which the Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben are comprised of, then review and assess your application. Once no further information is necessary, a final decision is made on your application. You will receive a letter informing you of their decision, either in the form of a grant in the case of a positive assessment, or rejection when your project does not fulfill all the necessary requirements or fall within the stipulated criteria. The Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben jointly provide the final financing.

If approved, the grant letter will inform you of further obligations and criteria that may need to be fulfilled, as well as reporting deadlines.

Duration of the process

The total process from the moment you submit your application, can take around 4 to 6 months. Take this into account when planning your project.

Criteria & guidelines

The Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben support existing and newly established organizations,such as foundations, associations, volunteer organizations and professional welfare organizations. Whether it involves 500 guilders/dollars or 20,000 guilders/dollars, we look forward supporting you!

Organizations can submit multiple funding applications, there is no deadline, and there is no maximum budget, as long as your projects are feasible and realistic and you continue to think of socially beneficial projects. 

Does your project meet the stipulated criteria and guidelines? Then apply for a financial contribution through the application form or contact the Local Advisor.

Guidelines

The Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben offer (financial) support to projects in the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom. Our goal is to support and strengthen projects within the "social sector". These are projects that bring people together, those that facilitate intergenerational and intercultural exchanges, projects that increase the involvement and quality of life in neighbourhoods and/or communities. Additionally, the focus lies on vulnerable persons; such as young people, the elderly, people with disabilities or addiction problems.

Examples of projects that can be eligible for funding are::

  • activities for the elderly
  • poverty prevention
  • homework support
  • youth activities
  • deterring domestic violence
  • neighborhood involvement
  • quality of life enhancement
  • school drop-out prevention
  • parenting support
  • battling loneliness


Criteria

  YES   NO  
Organization        
  * Foundations x Individuals / private persons
  * Associations    
  * Volunteer Organizations    
  * Professional welfare organizations    
Project        
  * Focuses on community work or social involvement / inclusion x Focuses purely on culture, sports or the environment
  * Has not started yet    
  * Addresses a social need / Fills a social gap    
  * This is a project, not a continuous program (funding always comes to an end)    
Type of costs        
  * Start-up costs for new initiatives x Scholarships
  * Costs for executing activities x Regular operating costs (rent, gas, water, electricity)
  * Project-related personnel costs