The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds has been awarded 14 million euros from the BankGiro Lottery to spend on culture, nature and science. The announcement was made last month at the Good Money Gala BankGiro Lottery event held at the Tropical Museum in Amsterdam. BankGiro Lottery has since handed a record amount of 62.8 million to 69 cultural institutions from across the country.
About the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
The Cultuurfonds was founded in London in 1940 by Prince Bernhard, late grandfather Willem Alexander, the present king, to buy war material for the British and Dutch Governments. It continued after the war as Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds aimed at rebuilding the war torn cultural life in The Netherlands. Headquartered on the Herengracht canal in Amsterdam, the foundation has 12 local branches, one in each of the Dutch provinces. There is also a separate Distribution Committee for projects in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.