Financial support for your congress

If you intend to organise a conference, you will have to deal with various financial aspects. The Pre-financing & Guarantee Fund (VGF) was set up to take away the financial concerns of conference organisers.
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Even before you receive the registration fees, you have to incur costs. For setting up a foundation, for example, for a deposit for the accommodation, and for making brochures or creating a website. In addition, it is uncertain whether the numbers of attendees will meet with your expectations. The VGF helps conference organisers to cover pre-conference expenses and other financial risks.

Why VGF?

We offer you:

  • An interest-free loan of up to € 90,000, free of charge, to meet your initial costs.
  • A guarantee for up to € 90,000 to set off losses due to attendance falling short of expectations.
  • The possibility to use both schemes separately, or in combination.

“Using the VGF scheme gave us the much-needed financial backing for the organisation of our international conference”

Hans H. Horsting, Secretary of the Foundation 25th International Congress of Vexillology in Rotterdam.

Are you eligible?

These are the main terms and conditions:

  • Your conference must be an international event in the Netherlands that lasts several days.
  • The application must be submitted well in advance of the conference.
  • The applicant must submit a budget or provisional budget.
  • In case of a guarentee a 2.5% premium applies.

More information?

All terms and conditions, the full application procedure, and more information about the VGF, are featured on www.VGFHolland.nl/en


Voorfinancierings- & Garantiefond (VGF)
Pijntorenstraat 6
2013 BP Haarlem
The Netherlands

T +31 (0)70 370 57 05
E [email protected]
W www.vgfholland.nl

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