MISSION OF THE UNWG CHARITY PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN:
Each year the UNWG financially supports many children’s charities in Austria and through out the world. This project-based program is organized for the sole purpose of benefiting children in need. The UNWG charity program assists abused children, those having restricted access to education, children with serious health problems, children having no access to clean drinking water, victims of calamity or catastrophe, orphans, children with special needs or children suffering from extreme poverty or starvation. Over the last 50 years a total of more than €5 million has been raised and disbursed to these projects. You may find a few of the implemented projects here.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic the UNWG severely restricted its activities during 2020-2022. The International Festival Bazaar, the major fundraising source for the charity program, was cancelled in 2020 and 2021, and therefore no grants were provided in 2021 and 2022. The UNWG was able to resume fundraising in 2022 and a smaller International Festival Bazaar was held. The result of this year’s application and review process can be found here.
Project selection criteria:
Once a year, a committee of UNWG members reviews over 100 applications and recommends a selected number of projects for the UNWG general membership to approve. The funds are usually disbursed within the year. For example, in 2023 the UNWG members approved €60,326 for 9 projects in 9 countries, serving 1,539 children and 52 women. This amount was raised by members of the UNWG in 2020-2022 through a variety of activities, including the International Festival Bazaar, the UNWG Kiosk and other fundraisers, as well as donations received.
The conditions for funding are:
UNWG has been funding children's charities for over 50 years. Click to view the projects in the last ten years.
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