The Turing Foundation


Supported by: 

The Turing Foundation


Initiated by: 

The Geelen family


Funded by:

The Turing Foundation


Information about fund: 

The Turing Foundation strives to offer children and young people in developing countries the kind of education that can help them structurally, encourage their independence and autonomy, and make them better able to contribute to their communities.



  • Currently up to €134.000 in total for one project


Geographic focus:

  • Africa: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, D.R. Congo, Guinee, Liberia, Mali, Niger and Sierra Leone



Not applicable

No deadlines. Applications can be sent by e-mail or normal post.

Every application must include a project summary, which lists the following information (brief and to the point, please):

– Name of your organisation;

– Website of your organisation;

– Contact (name, phone, e-mail address);

– Short text on your organisation (objectives, size, established when and where);

– Name of the project;

– Brief description of the project (mentioning project partners);

– Total project budget;

– Total amount of money requested from the Turing Foundation;

– Overview of funds/current applications for this project (mentioning the budget deficit).

The Turing Foundation supports educational projects that focus on:

– Underprivileged children and youths in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, D.R. Congo, Guinee, Liberia, Mali, Niger and Sierra Leone.

– Teaching basic skills (primary and secondary education) and vocational skills (vocational training);

– Improving the quality of education.

– Specific terms and conditions:

– Building projects are only funded if a solid plan outlining the first six years of running costs is available, and a provision for the building’s maintenance is included.

– The Turing Foundation only supports vocational education projects if, after the training, support and guidance are offered towards getting jobs.

– Projects aimed at the supply of books/other educational tools are only funded if they include teacher training in order to realise the effective use of these educational tools.

– ICT is regarded as an educational tool. The foundation does not fund the implementation of ICT at schools as a purpose in itself.

The foundation does not usually fund local organisations directly, but rather through a Dutch partner organisation. Only in special circumstances when a local initiative has exceptional references from Turing Foundation partners will they be considered for direct funding.

The projects must be carried and/or executed by a local organisation with a strong leadership and a track record of similar projects;

– The project must fit the local needs and possibilities, the request must be based on a local initiative, and the target group itself must state the exact need;

– The executive organisation and the target group each must contribute to the project (by bearing part of the expenses or labour, for example);

Projects aimed at specific, limited target groups such as orphans, street children, AIDS orphans et cetera.


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