Brussels is on the move, even in these times. And Brussels youth are moving the most of all. À Fonds helps young people between the ages of 12 and 26 to mount a cultural, sports, artistic, social or educational project. À Fonds was founded 5 years ago and has already supported 72 projects: indoor football teams, plays, short films, dance productions, participation projects, etc.
With the idea “for and by young people” and the conviction that “Celui qui passe son temps à rêver, n’atteindra jamais ses rêves” (‘those who spend their time dreaming will never achieve their dreams’, as the song by Djadja and Dinaz says), a few friends established “Nakama”, when they felt they were too old for the existing youth programmes. ‘Once we started talking with À Fonds, we received helpful support for submitting an application to an official institution. It was the first time we did this’, according to Ilyas of the Nakama youth project. ‘It’s a shame that À Fonds is not yet well known, as it can give a boost to many young people.’
À Fonds is really the place to be if you want to start a new project.
Axel Vemba aka Axelence
Young people can receive a subsidy from À Fonds for up to 3,000 euros. The youth fund also provides assistance with the content when preparing or implementing the project. And that’s not all. À Fonds is a community, a network of entrepreneurial young people, community centres, media, cultural organisations, youth workers, etc. Each person and organisation seeks to support young people.