21st European Scout Conference
Partnership Fund – the future
The European Scout Committee recognises the benefits that the Region(NSOs/NSAs) has derived from the Centenary Fund/Partnership Fund over the14-year period of their operation. It is therefore of the opinion that this shouldcontinue in the next triennium, despite the financial constraints that the currentworld economic and financial crises have brought to the income of the EuropeanScout Region.It is believed however that the Partnership Fund may develop to be moreefficient and more effective and productive if:a.
It represents a genuine partnership between the respective NSO/NSAand the Region. For this purpose the project applications should in thefuture specify how the Region will be involved in the execution of theproject and/or dissemination of the results to other NSOs. Projects willcontinue to be closely monitored through the committee contact system.This procedure was enhanced during the last triennium and has provedto be very constructive and efficient.b.
Applications from Kandersteg International Scout Centre Committeemay be accepted on the same basis as for NSO and NSA applications, onthe merit of the project submitted.c.
The total overall amount allocated to each project not to exceed a totalof
10,000. It is evident that projects that have been granted withsmaller sums have been more efficient and effective rather than projectsgranted larger amounts of support. The European Scout Committee maybe permitted to provide funding above the level of
10,000 forexceptional projects.d.
Where possible, give priority to projects for which additional externalfunding is sought. For this purpose the Brussels Office can offer itsexpertise in identifying and matching potential external fundingopportunities.Thus the objective will be to target on a multiplier rather than on anadditive effect:
From: Internal Funding + External Funding = Net BenefitTo: Internal Funding X External Funding = Net Benefit.
Therefore, the European Scout Committee proposes the refinement of thePartnership Fund detailed above for the Triennium 2013-2016 and suggests amid term review to ensure the Partnership continues with the positive supportstarted under the Centenary Fund and continued to the present through thePartnership Fund.