We use cookies to track usage and preferences

Privacy policy

The Anne Fransen Fund aims to promote and support the growth of consumer organisations in developing countries. It was founded in 1988 following the death in 1981 of Anne Fransen, the first director of Consumers International member organisation, Consumentenbond.

Since the fund’s foundation, nearly a million euros have been invested in building consumer organisations around the world.

About the fund

The Anne Fransen Fund’s mission is to advance the position of consumers in developing economies through building consumer organisations and funding campaigning projects. The fund itself is made up of contributions from individual members of the Dutch consumer body.

Each year, grants of up to €10,000 are awarded to Consumers International members to carry out projects linked to one of the eight basic consumer rights.

Anne Fransen, the first director of Consumers International member organisation, Consumentenbond.

2019 Projects

Consumers International is delighted to announce that six of our members have been chosen to receive funding through the Anne Fransen Fund (AFF).This year’s winners are from Peru, Rwanda, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Armenia and Myanmar. 

Read our news release to learn more about each project and the member organisations that are delivering them. 

READ MORE

How to apply

Applications for Anne Fransen Fund are now closed, as the projects for 2019 have now been selected. Applications will re-open in early September, with a deadline of the 31 October. Successful applicants will be notified the following March. Further information can be found about the fund on the Consumentenbond website.

Read about previous projects funded through the AFF: 2017, 2018, 2019


To be eligible for the Anne Fransen Fund, your application must meet the following criteria:

1. You must be a Consumers International member (Full and Affiliate) from a developing country (See DAC List).
2. To be eligible, membership fees must be fully paid to the current year (including January to December 2018). 
3. The project must be clearly linked to one of the eight consumer rights:

 
  • safety
  • information
  • choice
  • participation and representation
  • satisfaction of basic needs
  • complaint and redress
  • consumer education
  • healthy living / working environment

 

4. The project should focus on one of the following areas: (financial services, consumer rights and protection, nutrition, digital, medicine and health).
5. The project must be completed within one year.
6. The budget must not exceed €10,000.
7. Applicants must be free from unethical practices, including financial and legal issues that may affect the legal status of the organisation or the continuation of the membership of Consumers International.
8. Overhead and indirect costs (location, food, travel, staff and volunteers) must not exceed 40% of the budget. 

What type of projects are funded?

Examples of projects which have benefited from the Anne Fransen Fund over the last few years include:  

Children in Zimbabwe learn financial literacy by raising and selling chickens

  • Consumer Association of India, India – Campaign to raise awareness of the risks of unsafe drinking water.
  • ADELCO, Argentina – To educate women in subjects regarding nutrition, health and environment thereby improving the quality of lives of families who live in socially and economically vulnerable neighbourhoods.

news

Anne Fransen Fund 2019 Project Announced

Consumers International is delighted to announce that six of our members have been chosen to receive funding through the Anne Fransen Fund (AFF).

READ MORE

blog

Data Mobility: The Good, The Bad and the Opportunity

At the Consumers International Summit next week, Ctrl-Shift’s Liz Brandt will share the results of a brand new UK data mobility sandbox which is testing out how consumers can safely share data for positive outcomes.

READ MORE

Our Latest Publication

Social Media Scams: Understanding the Consumer Experience to Create a Safer Digital World

Social Media Scams: Understanding the Consumer Experience to Create a Safer Digital World

View all publications