Introduction

Are you in need of financial support for a project involving architecture, or from a broader perspective involves the arts or culture, within the context of Rotterdam? You are welcome to apply for a grant of up to €2,500 from the Fleur Groenendijk Foundation (FGF) if it will help your project to become reality. In theory applicants will be granted a one-time award only.

The FGF was founded in 1997 and aims to motivate the youth of Rotterdam in their cultural and artistic development. The FGF accepts only applications for small-scale projects that serve the public good and that preferably involve only volunteers.

For more information, visit the individual pages of the quarterly winners.

Criteria for receiving grants 

  1. The project involves art, culture or architecture.
  2. The project makes an impact in the education and development of young people.
  3. The project is characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit.
  4. The project must involve Rotterdam in some way.
  5. The project is small scale, meaning that the FGF grant of max. €2,500 makes a significant contribution to the realization of the project. In other words, without the FGF grant, it would not happen.
  6. The project must serve the common good.
  7. The FGF appreciates work undertaken by volunteers, so the project cannot involve the payment of professionals.
  8. A clearly defined budget.
  9. A willingness – if your project is selected – to contribute to publication on the website and to provide material for this purpose.

 

Procedure

The number of applications has increased recently, though the amount of funding remains the same.  Those projects that most closely comply with the nine criteria, have the greatest chance of receiving the grant. An application should be sent digitally, be short and compelling and be no more than three pages (including any supplementary information).

The applications are reviewed quarterly. At the end of every quarter in the calendar year the FGF board will assess applications within two to three weeks. Please note therefore, that applications received in the early part of the quarter will need to be about projects that can only be realized after at least 3½ months. Only one project will be funded per quarter year.

We exercise the utmost care in selecting projects and realize that we will also have to disappoint people, certainly when the quality of projects are so comparatively close.
At the end of each quarter applicants will be informed of the winning project. The decisions are final and will not be subject to discussion.