Funding

We are confronted daily with the question HOW ARE YOU FINANCED? Unfortunately, such a renaissance “patron” who would pour funding into our work does not exist.

Securing finance for the implementation of our mission is not much different from that of economic entities. Depends on the success and recognition of our work, the quality and competitiveness of our programs and projects and social contribution that we achieve through our activities.

Sunce association is as CSO a nonprofit institution. All funds are directed to the development of the organization and contribute to society through the protection of nature and environment and promotion of sustainable development.

Our “products” are our projects. With them, we compete in EU funds competitions, the various international foundations, and local public and business entities competitions. Means won in the competitions we are obliged to spend exclusively dedicated to the project activities planned or otherwise we must return it.

65-80% of the annual budget of Sunce comes from international sources, primarily the foundation for the protection of nature and environment and EU funds.

To reduce our dependence on projects and donors and ensure the necessary co-financing part of the individual contests, Sunce began with the development of social entrepreneurship within the organization.

Although for now negligible in our business, donations from private entities that support the idea of sustainable development and seek corporate social responsibility, according to forecasts should increase in the future. Unfortunately, it often happens that the donors of this type are in conflict with the goals of Sunce, directly represent environmental contaminants and their donations tend to exclusively promote their business.

Certain smaller funds, about 2% of the annual budget comes from self-financing from fees and organization of social events. Unfortunately, recent trends indicate that in Croatia is not possible to achieve significant funding through membership fees. Despite this, increase in our membership is very important for visibility and achieving the objectives of the organization and we will continue to invest in its increase.

 

Donors

MAVA Foundation European Union DBU - Njemačka savezna zaklada za okoliš Fond za zaštitu okoliša i energetsku učinkovitost Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i sporta Splitsko-dalmatinska županija Grad Split Ured za udruge Vlade RH

Sunce is a beneficiary of the institutional support of the National Foundation for Civil Society Development for the Stabilization and / or Development of the Association

Partners

WWF Mediterranean DGU Ministarstvo zaštite okoliša i prirode Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode Park prirode Telašćica Park prirode Lastovsko otočje Nacionalni park Mljet Nacionalni park Brijuni Nacionalni park Kornati Javna ustanova Priroda Javna ustanova za upravljanje zaštićenim prirodnim vrijednostima Šibensko-kninske županije ProPark - Foundation for protected areas PAP RAC Gorska služba spašavanja Udruga Argonauta Udruga Divina Natura Lavanda Tours Ekološka udruga UNDP Hrvatska Čistoća Split Javna ustanova za upravljanje zaštićenim prirodnim vrijednostima Dubrovačko - neretvanske županije Javna ustanova Dalmatian Nature Ministarstvo turizma Prirodoslovno-Matematički Fakultet

The Sun is a member

European Environmental Bureau MedPAN CEEweb Seas At Risk Adriapan Zeleni forum BioNET