Established in 2003, the Victoria Falls Solidarity Fund allows to support the attendance at ICOMOS events of colleagues facing financial difficulties, in particular General Assemblies.
It complements any external support received through a major international foundation.
The Fund is mainly financed through voluntary contributions by members, but it can also accept public or private donations. Each year, National Committees are encouraged to fundraise for the Fund when invoicing members for their annual dues. In addition, many colleagues who provided expert reviews in the context of ICOMOS’ consultancy work for WMF’s 2012 and 2014 World Monument Watch List donated their review fees to the Fund and other members made a donation when registering for the 17th General Assembly. In 2011, using 14 300 Euros from the Fund, ICOMOS was thus able to partially support 36 members to attend the 17th General Assembly. The fund currently holds around 10 000 Euros.
The Fund is managed by the International Secretariat so as to ensure its neutral and equitable use, under the supervision of the Board, and according to established criteria. The International Secretariat keeps detailed administrative and audited financial records of the use of the Fund and reports annually to the Board and the donor Committees.
Please help ICOMOS achieve its fundraising objective to double the number of colleagues supported at this year's 19th General Assembly in Delhi, India.
For more information on how to make a donation see the "Support us" page