PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – ‘Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben’ (Cooperating Foundations for the Dutch Caribbean or SFC), will host a workshop focused on funding opportunities for social projects on Thursday May 27th at 6PM. The workshop will be geared towards NGOs on Sint Maarten, Saba and Statia, and will be held via Zoom, to ensure all interested organizations can participate.
SFC was set up over 16 years ago, as a collaborative effort to support social initiatives on the Dutch Caribbean islands. It is an organization that is facilitated by five Dutch funding agencies, all with a social focus, and has an annual budget of approximately 2 million euros specifically for the Dutch Caribbean. The funding agencies that collectively make up the SFC are: Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland (youth), Oranje Fonds (general), Kansfonds (general), Fonds Sluyterman van Loo (elderly) and Stichting Roomsch Catholijk Oude Armen Kantoor or RCOAK (elderly).
In 2017, SFC granted close to 1 million US Dollars to Post Irma recovery projects on the SSS-islands, as SFC initiated a special procedure to help out NGOs in need. With the start of the pandemic, SFC initiated a similar procedure, whereby NGOs could request special assistance due to needs directly related to (or exacerbated by) the pandemic. Thus far approximately USD 350.000 has been granted to projects on the SSS-islands, specifically for this purpose. This procedure will also be highlighted during the workshop.
The workshop will be hosted by the local Project Coordinator, Fleur Hermanides, and interim Coordinator, Jose Sommers. Both would hereby like to invite all interested organizations to participate to find out how SFC can potentially assist your organization. To participate use the following link: http://bit.ly/SFC-SSS (meeting ID: 873 2056 7304 / passcode: sfc). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp +1 721 586 08 08 or call/WhatsApp +1 721 581 50 50.
Visit http://samenwerkendefondsencariben.org/en for more information on SFC and download SFCs funding application form.