Patrons’ funds

Some patrons wish to contribute to safeguarding our heritage by creating within the Foundation, a fund with a specific objective. The Foundation is extremely grateful to them for this. Thanks to such patrons, activities in support of our heritage can take place on a larger scale, in fields such as architecture, natural and moveable heritage (of all periods), music and archaeology. Such funds may even complement or strengthen each other through their activities.

Each fund chooses its own objective. Some funds decide to manage a collection, whilst others launch project calls or award prizes. They may also support research, enrich a public collection, manage an estate or a nature reserve or restore significant testimonies of our heritage. All, however, are created within the framework of preserving our heritage and encouraging structured support and a long-term vision. The Heritage Fund oversees the realization of such initiatives and optimizes the operations of the various funds.

For any further information please contact: Isabelle Carpentier on +32-2-549 02 58 or carpentier.i@kbs-frb.be. The list below provides an overview of all the funds operating in the field of heritage. They are classified chronologically according to their date of creation.

Preserve, restore and bring forward the religious heritage of Mechelen.
The Fund contributes to promoting, enhancing and preserving the Collegiate Church of Our Lady Fund and its heritage.
Preserve, enhance and promote local and cultural heritage in the province of Namur, especially in the municipalities of Beauraing, Bièvre, Gedinne and Vresse-sur-Semois.
Projects aimed at maintaining and promoting leading artists’ oeuvre in order to present a consistent picture of a significant period of their work.
Support for projects that focus on three different themes: the protection of nature, the fight against cancer and children’s rights.

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