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The Anne Fransen Fund aims to promote and support the growth of consumer organisations in developing countries. It was founded in 1988 following the death in 1981 of Anne Fransen, the first director of Consumers International member organisation, Consumentenbond.
Since the fund’s foundation, nearly a million euros have been invested in building consumer organisations around the world.
The Anne Fransen Fund’s mission is to advance the position of consumers in developing economies through building consumer organisations and funding campaigning projects. The fund itself is made up of contributions from individual members of the Dutch consumer body.
Each year, grants of up to €10,000 are awarded to Consumers International members to carry out projects linked to one of the eight basic consumer rights.
The application process for Anne Fransen Fund 2018 is now open! Applications to the Anne Fransen Fund open every year in early September, with a deadline of the 31 October. Successful applicants will be notified the following March. Further information can be found about the fund on the Consumentenbond website.
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To be eligible for the Anne Fransen Fund, your application must meet the following criteria:
1. You must be a Consumers International member (Full and Affiliate) from a developing country (See DAC List).
2. To be eligible, membership fees must be fully paid to the current year (including January to December 2017).
3. The project must be clearly linked to one of the eight consumer rights:
4. The project should focus on one of the following areas: (financial services, consumer rights and protection, nutrition, digital, medicine and health).
5. The project must be completed within one year.
6. The budget must not exceed €10,000.
7. Applicants must be free from unethical practices, including financial and legal issues that may affect the legal status of the organisation or the continuation of the membership of Consumers International.
8. Overhead and indirect costs (location, food, travel, staff and volunteers) must not exceed 40% of the budget.
Examples of projects which have benefited from the Anne Fransen Fund over the last few years include: