Princess Märtha Louise's Fund
Princess Märtha Louise's Fund was established on 15 September 1972 with an original capital of NOK 75,000. The return on the funds investments is used to provide assistance to disabled children under the age of 16 in Norway.
The allocation of grants takes place each year on 22 September, which is Princess Märtha Louises birthday.
Allocations from the fund are awarded to projects carried out by non-governmental organisations, and aim to benefit as many disabled children as possible. Funding is normally not allocated to private individuals.
Priority is given to projects in which children will benefit directly from the funding. Funding may not be used to cover ordinary operating expenses. The fund targets specific needs not otherwise eligible for funding from the national or local government. Allocations are therefore earmarked for initiatives designed to enrich the daily lives of children with disabilities. Only in exceptional cases is funding granted to the same project for more than two consecutive years.
In 2012 the fund received 45 applications, of which 31 were approved, resulting in a total allocation of 558.250.
Appointed by Her Majesty The Queen, the funds board is chaired by Princess Märtha Louise. The other board members are Attorney Kristine Ryssdal, Karin Liabø (Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation); and Advisor Ole Jacob Sunde.
The Chancery of the Order is responsible for administration of the fund, and the Head of the Chancery of the Order, Ms Mette Tverli, serves as the funds general manager.
The fund also has an affiliated advisory board comprised of Senior Advisor Anders Smith and Senior Advisor Gerd Juel Homstvedt.
Only non-governmental organisations within Norway are eligible to receive grants from the fund.
Would you like to contribute?
If you would like to make a donation to Princess Märtha Louise's Fund, please use:
- IBAN: NO55 6058 0505 441
- SWIFT: NDEANOKK