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. They evaluate the projects economy and see if there’s a set of values behind the project that matches the Foundation’s. They look at the “help-to-self help” aspect together with the volunteer and sustainability aspect of the project.
It is important for the committee that the fiery souls behind the application shines through. The support from Lauritzen Fonden could be what gets the project started or helps it through a critical phase. We evaluate what kind of increased value a grant from us could lead to. 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 interest in the areas Aalborg, Esbjerg, Ribe, Frederikshavn and Elsinore. Our goal is to take responsibility for the development of the society around us without falling for crazes.
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Lauritzen Fonden has four yearly grant distributions. In 2019 application deadlines are:
Applications are considered approximately 1,5 to 2 months after these deadlines