Network's solidarity fund supports welfare and charity work and people in need of assistance. It can also support individuals and organisations who are not members of the organisation.*
There are no restrictions on applying for support, but a link to NETWORK’s objectives is preferable. Therefore, applications for funds should contain a justification that relates to the association's general goals as well as a description of the social or charitable purpose. Applications are discussed by a committee, which recommends whether the Executive should accept or reject the application.
Applications may be approved in full or in part. NETWORK makes one-off contributions. It does not enter into recurrent obligations because it does not currently have a secure basis for continuous financing.
Individuals who receive financial support from the solidarity fund report to the committee on the use of the funds after six months.
In keeping with NETWORK’s general fund rules, a report is submitted annually to the association’s annual general meeting. Payments made by the solidarity fund are published in a form that does not infringe privacy.
Applications are collected and processed twice a year, as of 31 March and 30 September. They should be addressed in writing to the association at the following address:
The application must contain the name and address of the applicant, the reason for the application, together with an informative description, outline of the situation and the goals/purpose for which the money will be used. The amount requested should also be stated.
Financing the solidarity fund
The solidarity fund is financed by donations and bequests. It is tax-exempt so gifts by natural persons and legal entities are tax-deductible under legislation on taxable income, provided that they are made to the postal cheque account set up for this tax-exempt fund.
If you would like to do a good deed and save tax at the same time, we would appreciate a donation to the following account.
IBAN: CH22 0900 0000 8036 5425 6
Account no.: 80-365425-6
* Use of the funds has to comply with the general criteria on not-for-profit activities (c.f. application for tax exemption of 10 March 2012 and decree of the cantonal tax office of 7 September 2012). According to the guidelines issued by the Swiss Federal Tax Administration, charitable activities, social welfare and scholarships (financial support, science, education) are deemed to serve the common good and general interests.