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.

2023 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 Ecuador, Fiji, Mexico, Nepal, Rwanda and Tajikistan. 

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

Information about the fund can be found on the Consumentenbond website.

Read about previous projects funded through the AFF: 201720182019202020212022, 2023.

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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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