Entraide et Fraternité / Broederlijk Delen

Entraide et Fraternité / Broederlijk Delen - Comments

Financial resources

-Both BD and EF heavily rely on government subsidies, mainly from the European Commission, the Belgium’s Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, as well as regions, provinces and municipalities. This trend corresponds to decreasing levels of traditional funding from Catholic churches, together with the secularization of the country. 

-Private resources come from a range of people and organizations. They include individual gifts, bequests, church and school fundraisers, and funding from the Flemish or Walloon NGO umbrella organization 11.11.11 and CNCD. EF, for instance, also receives grants from charitable foundations such as Lebbe-Havenith, Croix du Sud, and Gillès. As for BD, it maintains a close, yet informal relationship with the Christian trade union of Belgium, ACV (Algemeen Christelijk Vakverbond) for example, with many of its members engaged in fundraising for BD. 

-Budgets mentioned in the database only deal with BD for the years 2005-2008. From 2009, the budgets of EF appear first.