The Global Board is happy to announce that IGDORE was formally registered as a non-profit foundation in Sweden this month (March 2021) The non-profit foundation now owns the IGDORE Sweden AB limited company that IGDORE previously operated under, and all of the current Global Board members are also board members for the foundation.
The Board excited by the opportunities that this will enable for the organisation and for our researchers! The main benefit will be improved eligibility for grants from Swedish and EU funding agencies. The foundation has already been accepted by Forte (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare) as an administering organisation for their grants.
Applications to Forte can be made through PRISMA, where you’ll find IGDORE listed as ‘The IGDORE Sweden Foundation’/‘Stiftelsen IGDORE Sweden’ (in English/Swedish, respectively). IGDORE affiliates should inform Gavin as soon as you decide to apply for a grant (from Forte or elsewhere) so I can support your application and make sure there are no administrative issues.
The non-profit status of the foundation also means that IGDORE will no longer pay tax on donations and those made from some EU countries may be treated as tax-deductable for the donour.
The Board will provide further information about how affiliates can utilize the IGDORE foundation in the coming months. In the meantime, feel free to ask questions about IGDOREs new legal structure here.