How it works : After I submit my application?

The Schiphol Fund assesses all the applications they have received on four separate occasions each year. If you are submitting an application yourself, you can find the closing dates here, together with the dates when the Board will make a decision on your application and when we could present the cheque for your project.

Important dates in 2018

Closing date to receive applications Board meeting Presentation
Friday 26 January Friday 16 February Friday 16 March
Friday 27 April Thursday 24 May Friday 22 June
Friday 10 August Friday 7 September Friday 28 September
Friday 5 October Thursday 1 November Friday 23 November

Procedure for general donations (up to €15,000)

You can apply for general donations at any point throughout the year. When we receive your application, we will check whether it meets the conditions. If your application satisfies all the requirements, it will be assessed at the first Board meeting following the closing date. You will be informed whether or not your project has been awarded a donation no later than two weeks after the meeting takes place. We don’t specify the amount you will receive until we present the cheque, which usually takes place at Schiphol.

Procedure for a special donation (€15,000 or more)

You can also submit an application for special donations at any point during the year. When we receive your application, we will check whether it meets the conditions. If your application satisfies all the requirements, it will be assessed at the first Board meeting following the closing date. If the Board decides that your application merits further investigation, we will invite you to come and give a presentation, after which the Board will decide whether to award your initiative a special donation. If we decide to award you the funding, the money will be presented at your venue.

What if my application is rejected?

If the Schiphol Fund decides not to award you any funding, you will be informed of this in writing within two weeks. If your application is rejected because it doesn’t meet our conditions, we will write to inform you of this and return all the documents you sent us.

When will the money be transferred?

So your application has been approved? Congratulations! When the cheque was presented, we also gave you a financial statement. You need to complete the statement and post the original, together with the signed quotation and the order confirmation for the donation, to Stichting het Schipholfonds, PO Box 112, 1390 AC ABCOUDE. We will transfer the money as soon as possible after we receive these documents.

Do I have to assume financial accountability?

Yes, you do. When you complete and sign the financial statement, you are required to accept financial accountability for the money received. Once the money has been awarded, you have exactly one year to post us this financial accountability, including all invoices and proofs of payment relating to the donation you have been awarded.