Are you an entrepreneur who actively works on innovative solutions for a better world? And does your initiative make a positive contribution to one of our programmes:
Green: Sustainable Energy, Designing a New Economy or Social Enterprises.
Socially inclusive: New Meeting Places or Social Firms.
Creative: International Culture and Media.
Please note! From January 2016, the cultural programmes of the DOEN Foundation in the Netherlands will continue under the name BankGiro Lotterij Fonds.

  • First read our general criteria and exclusions.
  • Than, in addition the criteria for each programme.
  • Last but not least: submit your application using the application form.
  • Due to the development of our new website, the online application form is temporarily not available. You can download the application form and send it by e-mail.



  • Formulate your application as briefly and concisely as possible max 4 pages
  • We must receive your application four months before the start of the project
  • At this stage of the application it is not necessary to send attachments
  • Send your application by e-mail to


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