Foundations

PF has influence on several non-profit foundations with the purpose of improving the conditions of the student life at DTU. If you as PF volunteer want to apply for support from companies or other foundations, be sure to contact the CFO of PF first to ensure coordination between all the applications.

The welfare fund

This summer, a majority of politicians in the Danish parliament decided to give a major sum of money for re- / kickstarting the study environment at all institutions for higher education.
In PF we have now received our share and would like to give the students the opportunity to apply for funds for various initiatives.

Therefore, we have created marked 496.000 DKK, for which you now can apply for, for various initiatives for the students at DTU

Applications are to be sent to linus@pf.dk and will be treated as fast as possible by the Board of PF.

The purpose is to make the funds available, such that you have the opportunity to create various events and initiatives that can benefit the students at DTU far and wide.

When we distribute the funds, we will therefore prioritize applications that:

  • Benefit a large amount of students
  • Events and initiatives which focus on students who started during the summer of 2020 or the winter of 2020 / 2021

Example on events could be:

  • Christmas / Easter lunches
  • Grants for participating in external events
  • Renewal of inventory at  committees, clubs, etc.

The funds will not be given to support individuals or for the payment of alcohol.

DTU has also opened for applications on another sum of money (3.8 Million DKK), in support of similar initiatives. Read more about that here (Note, sadly only available in Danish):
DTU’s welfare fund
Contrary to what is stated in the document, it will also be possible to apply for funding in the beginning of the coming year.

If you need help to apply to this funds, you can contact Linus Knoop in the PF Secretariat, who is PF’s project manager concerning the funds.
He can help with how to apply for the funds, the economy for the projects, if you need to discuss thoughts or ideas, or if you have any general questions.
You can come and talk with Linus in person, during the Secretariat’s opening hours or else you can contact him on:
Tlf: 77 42 44 49
Mail: linus@pf.dk

When you have received the grant for your project, you have to send in a valid financial account.
How to do this, and a template to the financial account can be downloaded underneath:
How-to is coming asap
Financial account template

Den studentersociale fond

Den Studentersociale Fond (“The Student-social foundation”) of Polyteknisk Forening aims to provide grants to events or ongoing activities with student social aims. The board of the foundation consists of four members. The president of PF is chairman of the foundation’s board. Furthermore, two members from the ruling PF board are appointed. The last member of the board of the foundation is  appointed by the President of DTU.

Applications to Den Studentersociale Fond must be delivered to the PF secretariat or sent to the chairman of the fond at formand@pf.dk. The board of the foundation meets four times a year (January, April, June, October). Next deadline is January 13th, 2022 at 12:00pm.

Noget-for-noget

Noget-for-Noget fonden (the “This-for-That Foundation) was created in collaboration with DTU. You can apply to the foundation if you are a DTU student and want to improve the study environment, primarily with physical and permanent study environment improvements.

The foundation is a pool of money that DTU each year dedicates to repairing and cleaning up after the students if we do not clean up after ourselves, or if we perform any kind of vandalism. When we, the students, instead have treated the study environment well, and Campus Service (CAS) therefore does not need to use all of the money, all DTU students get the possibility of benefitting from the foundation. The concept This-for-That thus builds on the premise that if we students give something to DTU (care for the study environment), we can also get something back.

You can apply for funding from the foundation by sending an application to social@pf.dk. The application should include details about the project and an amount of money that you need. Notice that the project should be administrated by students. Applications will be processed four times a year at the DTU Study Environment Committee (Studiemiljøudvalget), which consits of representatives from PF, lecturers, CAS, AUS, the DTU Executive Board and many other DTU bodies.

Faku-puljen

FAKU-Puljen (The FAKU-pool) is a pool of funds available for PF’s Student Councils. The pool is designed to support new initiatives and cover unexpected expenses for the benefit of DTU’s students. The foundation is not intended individuals or small groups.

The pool can be applied by filling out a form at the PF secretariat. FAKU (The Chairs’ Activity and Coordination Committee) meets monthly, however, applications for FAKU-Puljen will only be addressed at the meetings in October, February and June.

Klubpuljen

The Klubpulje (PF’s Club Pool) can be applied by the PF clubs to activities, such as events or new furniture. The foundation can be requested by writing to the chairman of the club committee, which is always a member of the PF board. See who here.

Last updated: January 4, 2022