Yes, The Fund against Child Labour (FBK) programme has been announced for entrepreneurs that actively want to prevent child labour in their production chain. FBK helps Dutch entrepreneurs that want to:
- Research the root causes of child labour in their production chains;
- Take actions to prevent child labour at a local level;
- Take measures to prevent child labour in their businesses.
Applicants may apply for a subsidy of no more than €475,000 for each project, representing a maximum of 70% of the total project costs. FBK will subsidize at least 11 projects each year.
Applicants 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.
- Applicants apply for a subsidy for activities aimed at combatting child labour.
- Applicants carry out these activities in a partnership within 4 years.
- FBK accepts applications for countries on the list of recipients of Official Development Assistance (pdf).
- Applicants can find all the details of the FBK administrative rules and their project criteria in the unofficial translation of the Government Gazette.
- Applicant’s project follows the international guidelines for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The deadline to submit applications for this program is 1-Apr-2021.
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