Lauritzen Fonden wants to create change in the Danish society. We do this by supporting projects that facilitate vulnerable children’s way into education and employment.
In recent years our projects have been more focused on vulnerable children and young people. We believe that in order to pull together as a unit in the future we need to make sure that all hands have the strength to do the lifting. We believe there’s resources in each and everyone of us. Thus projects aiming at securing the well-being, safe environment and upbringing for those vulnerable groups in society have our interest.
In addition we support projects ranging within our foundation charter such as shipping, culture, social and humanitarian work, and education.
All relevant applications are considered in our Appropriations Committee. They recommend the projects to the board of directors – the final approving instance. The Appropriations Committee make sure the applications submitted to the board are within the charter.
We evaluate the projects economy and see if there’s a set of values behind the project that matches the Foundation’s. The sustainability aspect of the project will also be included in our evaluation.
It is important for the committee that the fiery souls behind the application shines through. In addition, it is important that there is a belief in the ability and willingness of the individual to make an effort in their own lives and become a contributing citizen.
We evaluate what kind of increased value a grant from us could lead to. This includes new knowledge and testing of new methods.
It is very important to us that the projects we engage in do not become dependent of our support. Independence is key – that’s why we always favor when other foundations are applied for as well. We engage in long term collaborations if it’s vital for the purpose of the grant.
Historically we have an primary interest in the areas Esbjerg and Ribe, secondary in Helsingør but also in Aalborg and Frederikshavn.
Please note: Response to applications already submitted are postponed to the end of April 2020
New application system
Lauritzen Fonden is currently implementing a new application system.
New user – apply here.
If you already have a profile in our old system and seeking new support, please use the same email address as before. Apply here.
Your history from previous applications will be available in the new system in the beginning of April, when data migration has taken place.
Do you have an open case in our old system?
Since we must transfer data from the old to the new system, it will not be possible to access the old system as of 27 March. From the beginning of April, ongoing cases can be accessed through our new system.
Lauritzen Fonden has four yearly grant distributions. Upcoming application deadlines are:
28 June 2020*
12 October 2020
* Corona information: The deadline takes all applicants into account, so that no one is lost in the coming months due to a changed work situation for all of us.