Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘Subsidy from the Fund against Child Labour (FBK)’ to support your project with a subsidy, as well as through a knowledge project incorporating information, advice and the exchange of knowledge.

Funding brief: Are you an international entrepreneur? If so, you may not always see everything that happens in your production chain. For example, you may not know whether child labor is taking place within that chain. Do you want to take active steps to tackle child labor within your production chain? Then you can apply for a subsidy from the Fund against Child Labour (FBK) subsidy programme.

The FBK helps Dutch businesses that:
● Want to carry out research locally into the root causes of child labor within their production chain and would like to take measures to prevent it at local level;
● Are taking measures to prevent child labor within their own businesses.

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) can support your project with a subsidy, as well as through a knowledge project incorporating information, advice and the exchange of knowledge.

To participate in the FBK programme, you will have to go through three successive steps. If your company has already taken certain steps, you may be able to skip those in consultation with us.
● Orientation  – Request an interview and submit your idea for a project (quick scan). An RVO adviser will then provide you with advice on your project idea. Thereafter, you should submit your project proposal (subsidy application) and we will assess it.
● Research  (Project A) – Your subsidy application has received a positive assessment and you will begin your research.
● Implementation  (Project B) – You have completed your research and will start the activities.

You may apply for a subsidy for Projects A and B or just for Project B, if Project A has already been implemented. In the latter case, we will test the research results against the criteria set out in the Government Gazette.

Projects: You may apply for a subsidy for the following types of project:
● local impact research: in-depth research into child labor on site and within the business or businesses;
● on-site activities to tackle child labor in conjunction with due diligence measures within your own business or businesses.

You may apply for a subsidy for Projects A and B or just for B, if Project A has already been implemented. In the latter case, we will test the research results against the criteria set out in the Government Gazette.

Donor Name: Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Funding name: Fund against Child Labour (FBK)

Deadline: 3rd, December, 2018 until 3.00 p.m. (Dutch time)

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: The FBK is a five-year subsidy programme (2018 – 2022), during which there will be several opportunities to submit project applications. In 2018 and 2019, € 5.5 million in subsidies will be available each time there is an invitation to submit an application.

You may apply for a subsidy of no more than € 475,000 for each project, representing a maximum of 70% of the total eligible costs. The FBK will subsidize at least 11 projects each year.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Sector organizations can apply for a subsidy from the Fund against Child Labour in the following situations they can:
● If the sector organization meets the definition of an NGO (see Government Gazette, in Dutch), it can apply for a subsidy as an NGO.

If the sector organization is not an NGO, then it should apply for a subsidy as a company, under the condition that it is in a partnership with another company which potentially has child labour in its production chain.
● If you apply for a subsidy for activities aimed at combating child labour, you must carry out those activities within four years in partnership with other organisations.

Eligible Country: The FBK accepts applications for countries on the List of recipients of Official Development Assistance.

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Form (Proposal): Click to view
● About: Click to view
● FAQ: Click to view

How to apply: You may apply for a subsidy from 23 July until 3.00 p.m. on 3 December 2018 (Dutch time) via Click to view.

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