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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. 

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How to apply

The application process for Anne Fransen Fund 2020 is now open. The deadline for submitting applications is 16 December 2019. Download your application form below, and submit completed forms to Johanna Tiippana, jtiippana@consint.org.

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 

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

Primary application Criteria

 
Proposals that do not meet all of these eight criteria will be disqualified.

1. You have to be a Member (Full and Affiliate) of Consumers International from developing countries (see OECD DAC List of ODA recipients).
2. Membership fees must be fully paid to the current year (including January to December 2019).
3. The proposal must address one of AFF and Consumers International’s priority areas (financial services, consumer justice and protection, food, digital, drugs and health). The report should show the actual results that have been achieved, not be a copy of the project plan. This can be in the format of text, photos of activities organised, a video. Links to project webpages may also be provided.
4. The project should be executed within one year.
5. The budget should be no more than €10,000.
6. The proposal should be clearly linked to one or more consumer rights - safety, information, choice, participation and representation, the satisfaction of basic needs, complaints and redress, consumer education, healthy living/working environment
7. Applicants must be free of unethical practices including financial and legal issues that may affect the organisation’s legal status or their continuing eligibility for Consumers International membership.
8. Overhead and indirect costs (i.e. venue, food, travel, staff and volunteer costs, etc) do not represent more than 40% of the budget. 

Evaluation Criteria


Proposals will be reviewed according to a scoring system taking into account the following criteria:

1. Proposals have clear and realistic aims on campaigning or organisation building.
2. Objectives are clearly defined.
3. Performance indicators are defined with realistic deliverables and outcomes.
4. The budget is well-designed and linked to the activities.
5. The project contributes effectively to strengthening the organisation’s institutional capacity.
6. The stakeholders identified are relevant and their role in the project is well defined.
7. Credible mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation are incorporated in the proposal.
8. The proposed results can be sustained beyond the lifetime of the project.

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.

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