All children in the Netherlands should be able to participate, including children who grow up in a low-income family. Swimming lessons, healthy food, making music – it is part of the basis of every child. That is why the government has structurally made available € 100 million in extra funding as of January 1st, 2017. Of these funds, € 25 million has been reserved for ‘Opportunities for all children’. The agreement is that these children will receive this money in kind, enabling them to participate. This ambition also applies to the Caribbean Netherlands.
Subsidy applications for 2019 can be submitted from April 29th, 2019 at 9:00 am to May 13th, 2019 at 5:00 pm local time. Applications will be processed in order of receipt. Applications that are submitted outside of this time frame cannot be processed. You can submit your application via the e-mail address kansenvoorallekinderenCN@minszw.nl . From 2020 onwards the Subsidy Scheme Opportunities for all children will become part of BES (t) 4 kids. BES(t) 4 kids is aimed at improving the quality and accessibility of childcare in Bonaire, Statia and Saba. This decision means that the application period that opens on 29 April 2019 will be the last time the Subsidy Scheme will be opened. For 2019, the same (subsidy) conditions and the same application process apply as in the first two application periods.
The subsidy scheme is intended for children from 0 through 17 years old who are missing out on specific in-kind resources due to lack of money, such as swimming lessons, sports equipment, a healthy breakfast, holiday activities, music lessons or a subscription to the library. Not-for-profit organizations in the Caribbean Netherlands can submit an application.
Time frame 2017
Final report 2017