Funding STVA

Besides the tax deduction, there is no public or institutional funding to encourage the development of short-term international volunteering for training or skill sharing. The PU project therefore relies on the commitment of its members and their financial contribution in the form of a donation of € 1,750 (individual STVA) or € 2,300 (company STVA), which contributes to the actual cost of the mission which stands at € 2,305.

Funding for the STVA programme is based either on the support of businesses, works councils or local authorities, acting as PU partners, and secondly on donations from the association's benefactors wanting to take action (every year, half our volunteers go on mission without the support of their employer).

The company may jointly finance its employees' missions through sustainable development, CSR or human resources budgets. Finally, some companies financially support STVA programs through foundations or internal social funds.

There are two possible ways of funding a mission, depending on whether you are "an individual volunteer" or a "company volunteer".

Company-funded STVA: PU will usually have a partnership agreement with the employer, the amount of the donation from your company is then € 2,300, excluding the airfare. Some employers also bear the cost of the airfare. These amounts are tax deductible for your employer as donations made to associations (see Transnational Giving Europe programme).

Individual STVA: benefactor members (€ 1,750) can participate in a STVA. If the volunteers undertakes a second mission within two years of the first mission, the donation falls to €1,500 (plus membership renewal of 50 € if applicable). For a mission lasting three weeks, the donation will be € 2,200 (plus membership renewal of 50 € if applicable). Finally, for two different missions of 15 days each following immediately one after the other, or for a four-week mission, the donation is €2,700 (plus membership renewal of 50 € if applicable). In every case, you must then add the cost of the airfare, vaccinations and visa. If you pay income tax, everything is tax deductible (see Transnational Giving Europe programme).

Transnational Giving Europe programme

If you wish to make a donation to PU for one of our programs including STVA while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of your country of residence, you can do so through the Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) programme.

TGE is currently operational for donations from and to Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) is a partnership of leading European foundations and associations that facilitates tax-efficient cross-border giving within Europe. The TGE network enables donors, both corporations and individuals, resident in one of the participating countries, to financially support non-profit organisations in other member countries, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence.

If you wish to make a donation to PU for one our programs including the STVA, you have to contact the foundation in your country of residence. The foundation will transfer your donation to PU via the Fondation de France and then provide you with a tax receipt.

Download Contact Details of the TGE partners (pdf - 500ko)

How to gain the support of your company if it is not a PU partner already

You can ask your company to become a PU partner. You can contact the human resources department, departments dealing with communication, sponsorship, sustainable development or corporate social responsibility, any existing Foundation or the works council. You can explain your project and give us the contact information so that we can set up a partnership.