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Seeking a Grant?
We regret to inform you that the Bernard van Leer Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals from grant seekers, and cannot enter into correspondence with potential grant seekers. If you contact us to ask about how to apply for funding, we will not be able to reply.
The projects we support are the result of a process of extensive research and consultation with stakeholders and organisations identified in our country strategies. We understand that this will disappoint many people who visit our website in the hope of obtaining financial support.
Principles of Good Practice
As an EFC member we support and adhere to the EFC Principles of Good Practice.
The Bernard van Leer Foundation is committed to ensuring that its charitable assets are applied lawfully for the purposes they are given. The Bernard van Leer Foundation encourages the highest standards of transparency and accountability amongst its grant recipients and other stakeholders, so that they operate in an ethical and lawful manner and in compliance with relevant laws and regulations. The Bernard van Leer Foundation’s project partners (whether grant recipients, contractors or other stakeholders) and their directors, officers, employees, and/or volunteers are actively encouraged to report any activity which has resulted or might result in the misappropriation of the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s assets or which relates to projects funded by the Bernard van Leer Foundation and is or may be illegal or improper.
Examples of activities which should be reported include, but are not limited to:
- Criminal activity, including theft, fraud and bribery;
- Failure to comply with legal obligations;
- Miscarriages of justice;
- The health and safety of an individual being put at risk;
- The environment being put in danger; or
- The deliberate concealment of information relating to any of the above.
Any instance of illegal activity should be reported directly to the relevant authorities in the first instance.
Reports should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This email address is monitored by the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Director of Operations and matters identified as requiring further investigation will be considered and investigated in confidence to the extent possible.
Procedures will be put in place to protect against the unnecessary disclosure of the identity of those submitting reports and to ensure that no-one at the Bernard van Leer Foundation who is connected to the subject of any report has a supervisory role in any investigation into it.