Fund against Child Labour (FBK) programme

Apr 6, 2022

Donor: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Do you represent an international company? The entire production chain is not always transparent. You may not be aware of child labour in your production chain. Entrepreneurs that actively want to end child labour in their chain, can get support from the Fund against Child Labour (FBK) programme.

Funding Information
  • FBK is a five-year subsidy programme (2018 – 2022) with several opportunities to apply. In 2022, the budget is 7.4 million euros, divided into 2 openings.

  • You may apply for a subsidy of up to €475,000 for each project to cover a maximum of 70% of the total project costs. FBK will subsidise at least 15 projects in 2022.

For whom?

FBK helps Dutch entrepreneurs that want to:

  • research the root causes of child labour in their production chains;

  • take actions to prevent child labour at a local level;

  • take measures to prevent child labour in their businesses.

They can support your project with a subsidy and a knowledge project. They inform you, advise you, and share knowledge.

Conditions
  • You apply for a subsidy for activities aimed at combatting child labour.

  • You carry out these activities in a partnership within 4 years.

  • FBK accepts applications for countries on the List of recipients of Official Development Assistance.

  • You can find all the details of the FBK administrative rules and their project criteria in the unofficial translation of the Government Gazette.

  • Your project follows the international guidelines for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Partnership
  • One of the conditions to apply is that your company finds partners. Your company must have partners with:

  • other companies in the same sector;

  • other organisations, such as NGOs or sector organisations;

  • local parties, such as local authorities, schools, children and parents.

  • Your partnership consists of at least:

  • 1 Dutch company

  • 1 NGO, and

  • 1 local company.


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