Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of funding instruments are being used by DOEN?

DOEN uses a number of funding instruments guided by the following principle: subsidies where necessary, loans where possible.

What kind of applications are eligible for funding by DOEN?

The DOEN Foundation supports pioneers with sustainable, cultural and socially-engaged initiatives. The website describes DOEN’s area of interest as well as the criteria and exclusions. We advise you to read the information on the website carefully before submitting an application.

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How do I submit an application?

For information on applying, please see applications. Although there are no minimum/maximum amounts, DOEN’s usual policy is to fund a maximum of 1/3 of a project’s budget.

Information about the online application form

You can submit an application by using the online application form. First you should create an account for 'My DOEN'. Then you have access to the online application form. In 'My DOEN' you can work on your application, save it, and continuing working on it later. You will find your saved application also via My DOEN. When you have submitted your application, you can check the progress of your application also there.

Wat is the maximum amount of DOEN's contribution?

There is no maximum nor minimum amount of contribution, but usually DOEN has a guideline to finance max. 1/3 of the project's budget.

What is the average financial contribution DOEN generally assigns?

The average contribution generally depends on the total amount of the project. DOEN also looks at the impact of the DOEN-contribution to the project. Usually DOEN has a guideline to finance max. 1/3 of the project's budget.

Does the application need to be submitted in single or multiple copy?

Applications are submitted online, you can find more information about this on applications.

How long does the application procedure take?

Applications may be submitted throughout the year and there are no deadlines. On average, the application procedure takes four months. Therefore, be sure to submit your application at least four months before the project is due to start. The procedure may take longer depending on a number of factors.

On what term should the application be submitted to DOEN?

An application must be submitted to DOEN Foundation four months before the initiative starts.

Does the applicant need to be a legal entity?

The applicant must be a legal entity. For purposes of identification, a recent (not older than three months) extract from the Chamber of Commerce must be supplied. Sole traders, too, are eligible to apply. If the organisation is a legal entity under public law, a declaration from the administrative body must be submitted for purposes of identification.

What is the link with the Charity Lotteries?

DOEN Foundation receives its financial resources from three lotteries: the Nationale Postcode Loterij, the BankGiro Loterij and the Vrienden Loterij. The areas of operation correspond with those of the lotteries.

My application was rejected, can I get a reconsideration or explanation?

Yes you can. A request for reconsideration or explanation of the rejection must be made by an e-mail or a letter.

Where can I find the Report Form?

You can find the Report Form via

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