How VSE is Funded and Why We Need Sponsors

At VSE, we are committed to upholding the principles of transparency, independence and accountability in carrying out our mission. We continuously strive to manage our financial resources in a way that ensures that the needs of the European victim support community are served in the best way possible.

VSE funding comes from multiple and diverse sources:

  • 60% of our budget is underwritten by the European Commission (DG Justice) through an operating grant designed to support general management and governance, working with members, and working on policy topics
  • 25% is project-specific funding that allows us to provide community resources, to support advocacy strategies on a national level, and to build the capacity of VSE and its members
  • 5-7% of the budget comes from membership fees
  • The remaining 8-10% of the budget is secured thanks to donations from individuals and companies, as well as contributions from event participants (VSE Annual Conference) who fund their own accommodation and subsistence. The majority of the donated funds are unconditional, which allows VSE to subsidise those areas most needing financial support. Visit our GET INVOLVED page to join VSE and promote change at national and European levels.