Het X-Y Actiefonds:

New Energy Docks
Distelweg 451
1031 HD Amsterdam
The Netherlands


+31 (0)20 6279661

NL 46 TRIO 0338622039


Vacancy board members

Do you want to use your talents to promote social change worldwide? Then we’re looking for you!

Algemene informatie

Who we are

Het Actiefonds is an independent fund that has been supporting social movements fighting for a just and sustainable world for over 50 years. Het Actiefonds supports protests, demonstrations, strikes and other forms of direct action aimed at combating exploitation, climate change and social and economic inequality. Het Actiefonds is supported by individual donors and does not accept money from governments or corporations.

Het Actiefonds relies in great part on the active contribution of volunteers. Circa 50 region specialists assess the applications for funding and are in charge of the grantmaking process together with the staff. All other aspects of the organization are run by the staff: a small, self-managing and independent team of professionals. The board of Het Actiefonds operates from a distance and is mainly concerned with determining and overseeing the general course of the organization.

In order to realize a just world, inclusiveness is essential to Het Actiefonds. One of our focus points when assessing projects is that we rely on the knowledge and experiences of the groups themselves that submit the applications. Diversity of volunteers, staff, management and donors is very important for Het Actiefonds.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for new board members with different backgrounds to complement our board and replace current board members after their terms expire. Do you recognize yourself in one or more of the following points?

• You are an idealist who wants to work towards a more just and sustainable world. You are convinced of the vital role that social movements and activism play in achieving this goal. You actively want to bring this vision to attention in- and outside your network.

• You share our values in the field of equality and inclusiveness. You acknowledge the added value and necessity of diversity and think it is important to create an inclusive environment.

• You like to share your ideas on the course of Het Actiefonds. You see it as a challenge to write a multi-year plan together with the staff and the volunteers. You are available for two half-days per month.

• You have a network within progressive social grassroots movements in the Netherlands and/or abroad. You want to help expand and broaden the network of Het Actiefonds. You also have practical ideas on how Het Actiefonds can support and connect various groups within the Netherlands.

Time spent

The board meets 6 to 10 times a year and communicates regularly by telephone and e-mail. The board positions are initially for 2 years, extension with 2 years is possible.


Various functions will become available throughout this year. During the application procedure we will decide together which function suits you best. New board members can be appointed immediately.

Are you interested? Please send your resume and motivation to info@hetactiefonds.nl before April 1, 2019. For more information you can also call Katja on 020-6279661.