The Bunschoten Fund supports organizations in the Dutch classical music culture in their aspirations for continuity and self-reliance. The Fund does this by helping music organizations generate more of their own income, for example from donors and sponsors. The Bunschoten Fund offers music organizations a subsidy opportunity in kind — by involving fundraising specialist agency — and/or a contribution in the form of a sum. The subsidy is meant only for legal entities. Basically The Fund offers gifts with a value between € 10,000 and € 30,000.
In order to be eligible, classical music organizations are expected to aspire to continuity and self-reliance in the long term. Examples are:
- orchestras, ensembles, performing arts festivals,
- organizations that are actively engaged with talented individuals (young and old) in classical music,
- organizations that have clear long-term ambitions,
- organizations that operate within the Netherlands, and are established here.
- applications from private persons,
- costs for research and publications, study costs, seminars, congresses and international travel,
- political or evangelizing organizations,
- one-off activities.
- description of the organization (including publicity and marketing plan if you have it),
- financing/provision plan,
- most recent policy and activity plan, including an overview of the current fundraising activities,
- exploitation estimate of the current/coming year,
- most recent annual report and financial report (income statement and balance sheet)
- copy of the deed concerning the current statutes,
- copy of an up-to-date extract from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel),
- a supporting letter which motivates how the self-reliance will be enhanced.
Limitations concerning the application
You can submit your application online, digital only. Applications sent on paper will not be considered by The Bunschoten Fund.
Applications that are submitted by agencies will not be considered.
Pro forma applications submitted solely for the purpose of establishing the chances of an application succeeding will not be considered.
An applying organization may apply to The Bunschoten Fund for a maximum of three times.
When can you apply?
You can only submit your application in the designated periods. The Board of The Bunschoten Fund holds meetings in March and September about the awarding of gifts. The application period for the meeting in March runs from October 1 of the year preceding the meeting until February 1 of the year in which the meeting is held. The application period for the meeting in September runs from April 1 until October 1, both of the same year. Your application outside of these periods will not be accepted.
Applying for The Bunschoten House
Through the ‘Start application’ button below you can only apply for The Bunschoten Fund. For The Bunschoten House, please go here.
Make sure you answer all questions and upload all requested documents before you press ‘Send’. Only when you receive a confirmation by email can you be sure that your application has arrived.