Funding


Funding

Orange House Partnership operates on a not-for-profit basis with the aim of making its knowledge, expertise and experience accessible to professionals primarily in developing countries and emerging economies with very limited financial resources. In order to enable these services in a sustainable manner Orange House Partnership seeks financial support from international organisations, governmental authorities, non-governmental organisations (NGO’s), private parties providing foreign development assistance, and interested individuals. Donations to Orange House Partnership are tax-deductable. For further detail, please contact the secretariat at: support@OrangeOHouse.eu

Orange House Partnership also offers its expertise and experience to national authorities and institutions in countries with well-established economies and to the private sector, where – by charging for its assistance, advice, management and training – it generates additional financial resources to allow and secure its free services to developing countries. This approach (paid and unpaid assistance) requires full financial transparency. To that end Orange House Trust Fund Foundation (OHTFF) was established to separate financial resources intended for capacity building in developing countries from operational costs of running the Orange House Partnership. Three tariff levels are applied, which are reconsidered and published annually:

  • Zero Tariff: at most (part of) actual expenses and administration costs may be charged (e.g. travel, hotel accommodation, administration, etc.). No fee is charged for the experts involved. This tariff applies to all projects requested by national authorities and institutions in developing countries with very limited resources and without project support from international organisations.
  • Reduced Tariff: 10-75% fee is charged for experts involved in addition to actual expenses and administration costs. This tariff applies to all projects requested by:
    • national authorities and institutions in developing countries with additional external project support such as from international organisations;
    • national authorities and institutions in countries with emerging economies but with still limited resources;
    • international organisations and the European Commission;
    • national authorities and public institutions in countries with established economies, when such projects aim at assisting developing countries;
    • non governmental organisations (NGOs) and private non-profit organisations with charitable objectives
  • Full Tariff: the full expert(s) fee is charged in addition to actual expenses and administration costs. This tariff applies to the private sector and all projects requested by national authorities and institutions in countries with well-established economies when the project aim does not justify the reduced tariff.

The current Orange House Partnership day-tariff scheme can be found here.

With the aim to maximise its free services to developing countries and emerging economies in a sustainable manner Orange House Partnership sets out to carefully balance its capacity annually among the three tariff classes based on predictions related to:
(i) available and expected funding and
(ii) requests for paid and unpaid assistance.
Orange House Partnership targets a balance as shown in the box below:

 Tariff Class  Description Targeted percentage
of total human resource capacity
 Zero Tariff No charges other than
actual expenses, if any
 greater than or equal to 50%
 Reduced Tariff Charges: 25-75% of the full Expert fee
plus actual expenses
 greater than or equal to 30%
 Full Tariff Charges: 100% of the Full Expert fee
plus actual expenses
 smaller than or equal to 25%