Information Regarding Donations to Charities
- Deadline for receipt of completed applications is 1 May at 12h00 (noon) Central European Time (CET) of each year. This date also applies to any supporting documentation.
- The 2020 funding application, guidelines and checklist documentation (English) is now available for download.
CHARITY APPLICATION PROCESS
Two types of funding applications:
- General application for funding: (Of the charities selected Belgian charities receive 35% of the bazaar proceeds and International Charities receive 65% of the proceeds). The donation is made in the December after the bazaar.
- Emergency applications for funding: Only exceptional or extremely urgent cases. The funding will not exceed €2.000 and a donations can be made at any time.
Factors taken into account when selecting charities for donation:
- We only consider the funding of requests from organisations which:
- are ASBL or VZW if located in Belgium, are non-governmental organisations and have official registration as a charity (non-profit making organisation) for at least one year prior to the application deadline: 1st June at 12h00 (noon) Central European Time (CET), 2020.
- are small, independent organisations (those which are organisationally and financially independent and NOT a branch of a large parent organisation with a maximum revenue (“income”, “takings”, “receipts” of the organisation) of €312.500 per year and a maximum equity (“own capital”, “assets”, “monetary value” of the organisation) of €1.249.500.)
- exist (or are based) in a NATO country, a NATO Partnership for Peace (PfP) country, an NCB member country or a country where NATO is currently engaged.
- For the international charities: have NOT received funds from the NCB for at least THREE complete calendar years including the project year (for example, an organisation that has benefited from funds raised at the 2019 Bazaar is not eligible to apply again before 2023.
- For the Belgian charities: have NOT received funds from the NCB for at least TWO complete calendar years including the project year (for example, an organisation that has benefited from funds raised at the 2019 Bazaar is not eligible to apply again before 2022.
- Application forms must be fully completed. All questions and requests for explanation MUST be addressed. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF THE APPLICATION.
- One project per application. One application per charity.
- To be considered a Belgian charity applicant, the organisation must exist (or be based) in Belgium.
- We fund projects which:
- are small, specific projects which will be completed during the donation year 2021;
- cover the widest spectrum of the community, and when completed, have a long-term impact and are of benefit to as many people as possible;
- therapy will be considered on case by case basis;
- primarily benefit projects in NATO countries, NATO PfP countries, NCB member countries and countries where NATO is currently operationally engaged. However, we do not exclude projects in other geographic locations.
- We do NOT donate funds for the following expenses:
- salaries for the daily staff (staff which work within the organisation on daily basis and receive salary from the organisation for that work) or daily running costs of the applying organisation. Nor do we fund equipment for administrative purposes (i.e. computers, printers);
- publishing fees for advertisement purposes, as well as media related fees (i.e. web design, radio/TV advertising, radio/TV programs);
- transportation modes (i.e. bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, car, bus, train, boat, airplane), with the exception of disability aids (i.e. wheelchairs);
- transportation costs (including gasoline, tickets and the hiring or leasing of transportation).
- The maximum amount donated is €10.000 (euros), however we always strive to give at least the smallest amount required to make the project viable, so that we can fund as many projects as possible.
- The NATO Charity Bazaar members vote on the final list of charities to be funded and amounts to be donated.
- Scan the completed version of this form as well as all of the required, signed documentation into ONE (1) “pdf” file (rename the file to include the name of your organisation) and submit it by e-mail ONLY to email@example.com. The two photos should be sent separately in “jpeg” format only.
- REMEMBER: Rename the application file and photo files to include the name of your organisation
- The subject line of the e-mail MUST include the name of the applying organisation.
- Direct any questions by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Proposals are due by 1st June at 12h00 (noon) Central European Time (CET), 2020. If funding is awarded, the funds will be transferred in December 2020 with a Donation Ceremony in January 2021.
- All correspondence must be in English or French.
- Failure to provide ALL of the above information requested will result in the disqualification of the application.
- All eligible Belgian charities may or not receive a personal visit from a representative of the NCB.