Practical tips for your grant application
The Fund receives a wide variety of questions about submitting an application. Noteworthy are the questions about subsidy and VAT. Ayse Tüzen, who works as a senior member of staff in business operations, tells you more about VAT liability and the approaching deadlines for 2018.
Ayse: 'Sometimes VAT does have to be paid if you receive subsidy. If you outsource activities, for example, you do need to pay VAT on these amounts. So when you are drawing up your budget, do take VAT liability into consideration for each item in your budget. That can vary per item.'
Should an applicant draw up the budget including or excluding VAT?
Ayse: 'Make a distinction in your budget between items where VAT does or does not need to be paid. Any assignments abroad are often exempt from VAT, but it differs per country. If in any doubt, always check first with your regional tax office.
The subsidy you receive is the maximum amount you are eligible for. So you are not eligible for a higher subsidy amount in the event of VAT settlements turning out worse than budgeted for.'
The next closing dates in 2018 per programme are as follows:
Grant Programme for Architecture: 31 January
Grant Programme for Design: 21 March
Grant Programme for Digital Culture: 31 January
Grant Programme for Internationalization: 7 February
Grant Programme for Talent Development: 28 February
Grant Programme for Festivals: 1 February
Grant Programme for Activities Programmes: 17 October
You will find the complete overview of closing dates here. Besides the grant programmes, various Open Calls are being made in 2018. Keep an eye on our newsletter and social media for details.
advice for submitting applications
You apply for subsidy via the online application environment. Request your login details in good time and familiarize yourself with the online application form. You can submit the online application form up until 23:59 on the closing date. We strongly advise you to do this earlier.
frequently asked questions
Do you have any other questions? Take a look at the extensive overview with the most frequently asked questions.
Is your question not answered there? Call +31(0)10 436 16 00 or send an e-mail to Hedwig Homoet or Myrthe Kramer via [email protected].