Do you represent an international company? Do you want to end child labour in your production chain? If yes, then apply now to get support from the Fund against Child Labour (FBK).
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) is seeking applications for Fund against Child Labour (FBK) program to support your project with a subsidy and a knowledge project.
FBK helps Dutch companies that:
- research the root causes of child labour in their production chain;
- take actions to prevent child labour at a local level;
- taking measures to prevent child labour in their businesses.
- In 2020, the budget is 5.5 million euros.
- FBK is a five-year subsidy programme (2018 – 2022) with several opportunities to submit project applications.
You may apply for a subsidy of €475,000 for each project, representing a maximum of 70% of the total eligible costs. FBK will subsidise at least 11 projects each year.
Types of Project
You may apply for a subsidy for the following types of projects:
- local impact research: in-depth research into child labour on-site and in the industry;
- on-site activities to end child labour in combination with due diligence measures in your industry.
- If you apply for a subsidy for activities aimed at combating child labour, you must carry out those activities in partnership within four years.
- FBK accepts applications for countries:
- Least Developed Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia.
- Other Low Income Countries: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Zimbabwe.
- Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories: Armenia, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tokelau, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, West Bank and Gaza Strip.
- Upper Middle Income Countries and Territories: Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gabon, Grenada, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna.
- 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
If you do not have a partnership with a local company yet, please explain in the project proposal how you will include a local company in your project. Only a Dutch company can apply for a subsidy.
For more information, visit Child Labour.