For the years 2013-2015, ZID was selected to participate in the Orange Fund’s – the Royal Dutch Foundation Growth Programme. On 26 June, 2014, ZID Theater’s Karolina Spaić and Sebo Bakker were handed their Orange Fund Growth Certificate by King Willem- Alexander and Queen Máxima, patrons of the Orange Fund. The ceremony marked a successful completion of the first phase of the Orange Fund Growth Programme, which offers social pioneers and network and an intensive training and coaching programme to expand their locally successful social initiatives to other locations in the Netherlands.
Orange Fund Growth Programme
In 2008, the Orange Fund started the Orange Fund Growth Programme together with McKinsey & Company. Until now, 53 social initiatives have taken part and 18 of these organisations of the current third edition were handed their Growth Certificate.
Ronald van der Giessen, Director van het Orange Fund, explains: ‘We are proud of all these social entrepreneurs who are so totally committed to helping others in society. With the help of the growth programme they can indeed accomplish more, with us and with each other. The number of locations where they are all active is now four times as high and they have managed to extend their audiences from some 100,000 to over 430,000 people.’