Scholarship Programme

The annual conference gives members the chance to meet with over 650 professionals and representatives from philanthropy, corporates, (I)NGOs, EU and multilateral institutions, think tanks and the media.

Participants share, learn and explore together new ideas and approaches to tackling the urgent challenges of our times, forging connections that last well beyond the conference.

To support participants who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference, Philea organises the scholarship programme to fund the registration fee, and other associated costs, for potential participants who wish to attend the conference. The programme provides an opportunity for colleagues working in smaller foundations to expand their knowledge of the foundation world while simultaneously bringing to the conference the challenges, best practices and innovations of their own organisations.

Over the past 15 years the scholarship programme has brought approximately 130 delegates from over 35 countries to Philea annual conferences, ensuring a diversity of geography, gender and topical focus throughout the conferences.

Funding for the programme comes from donor organisations within the Philea membership who wish to support the programme. This year donors include the Barrow Cadbury Trust, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Fondazione CRT, and Realdania.

Each year, Philea offers the opportunity to cover the registration costs of participants who fit specific criteria so that they might attend the Annual Conference.

The programme is designed for Philea Members and Affiliates and priority will be given to:

  • First-time attendees of the Annual Conference
  • Young¬†participants
  • Professionals that are new to the sector


Valerie Bernauer
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