Open Collective Europe
Fiscal host organization for EU-based collectives
Our organisation hosts 300+ social impact projects across Europe. We are a Non Profit Organization dedicated to providing a simple, open, lightweight path for charitable initiatives and communities to manage their finances across Europe.
- What can an open collective do? An open collective can collect one time and recurring donations, grants and sponsorships. Anyone in the community can file expenses for reimbursement. After approval by the administrators of the collective, the host (in this case Open Collective Europe Non Profit) reimburse the full amount. Learn More.
- Can my collective receive financing from public institutions or grants? Yes. All collectives hosted under OC Europe can receive subsidies after signing a cooperation agreement with us. Learn more
- How much does it cost?
- There is a 6% administration fee + credit card fees (1.4% + €0.25 for European cards and 2.9% + €0.25 for non-European cards).
- If you wish to receive grants, public subsidies or sponsorships through manual bank transfers, the fee is 8%.
- Are donations tax-deductible? For the moment, only donations from Belgian donors are tax deductible. We are working to expand this option to most Western European countries.
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- Your project's mission must fit with the Association's mission overall.
- You can't use your Collective's money for any other purpose, or for private profit.
- Your collective enters in an unincorporated partnership with us. Learn more
- We are only able to host EU-based projects and fund EU-based activity, not overseas expenses.
- Projects under our umbrella are not allowed to engage in political or religious activity.
- You retain ownership of all your project's intellectual property.
- We will hold and manage funds on behalf of your project and we won't use them for anything else.
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Why expense review is delayed
Published on May 15, 2022 by Yan Horobtsov
Hello, why does my expense still not reviewed and not paid? https://opencollective.com/orangefox/expenses/74883 Thank you.
New document on VAT?
Published on February 17, 2022 by Sam Gwilym
In the recent post about a Community forum https://opencollective.com/europe/updates/community-forum-this-thursday a 'new tax system' is mentioned and tha...
Add financial host details to Github sponsors
Published on October 16, 2021 by Filipe Laíns
Github Sponsors allows us to receive donations directly on Github. Would it be possible to contact Github to add Open Collective Europe as one of the fiscal hosts? The Open Collective Foundation is already available as one of the fiscal hos...
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