Supported Programs Follow-Up
WHAT TYPE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT?
  • Donations
  • Grants (for all or part of the financing), and (ideally) returned over the long-term, 
  • Interest free loans,  
  • Structured funding (especially in the case of income generating activities). 
IN WHICH AMOUNT?
  • € 5,000 to € 25,000 per year over 2 to 3 yearsThen, reimbursement and exit of the strategic alliance over a 2-to-5-year additional term.
AND THEN? 
he necessary term to allow the organization to reach financial self-sufficiency is anticipated from the start. There are many possibilities at the end of the sponsoring period:
  • refinancing,
  • purchase of the loans portfolio (for instance with microfinance),
  • repayment plan (with pre-defined terms and conditions or at the time of new funding parties being involved). 

ACTIVE PARTICIPATION. 

Demeter expects to take an active role with sponsored organizations:

  • management advice, 
  • participation in governance-related bodies. 

Individual follow-up of each program by a Demeter representative: For instance: 

  • strategic advice,
  • definition or implementation of a business plan,
  • management improvements,
  • expansion plan,
  • funding strategy,
  • amendments of the by-laws and creation of a social enterprise. 

Follow-up reporting is contractually defined: at least half-yearly, and in some cases quarterly.