The ICOM Fund was created by the Executive Council at its
73rd session held in Paris on June 10-11,1991.
Its purposes are:
assist National Committees experiencing temporary financial
difficulties to maintain the minimum number of members
required to remain a National Committee in good standing
to assist with the creation of a Committee by helping
new members join ICOM.
The Fund is built on the principle of mutual assistance
; it receives its income from voluntary donations of National
In order to support the Fund, the Executive Council may
decide to contribute part of ICOM's budget to the Fund.
Donations of the National Committees may be remitted to
the ICOM Secretariat along with the annual membership fees.
Contributions for the following calendar year may be sent
as from October 1 of the current year.
FOR REQUESTING ASSISTANCE AND ATTRIBUTING FUNDS
The Chairperson of a National Committee wishing to obtain
assistance for the payment of membership fees should present
a request to the ICOM Secretariat at the latest by October
1 of the current year, for a possible grant as from January
1 of the following calendar year. This request must indicate
the precise reasons for which the assistance is requested
and the necessary amount.
The ICOM Secretariat will submit all the requests to the
Executive Council at its December session and will inform
the Committees of the decision taken. The Executive Council
will determine priority criteria according to the situation
in each requesting country.
National Committees having received assistance must submit
a financial report on the use of the attributed funds to
the IGOM Secretariat at the latest by March 30 of the year
after which the grants were received.
A list of the Committees which contribute to the ICOM Fund
is published every year in ICOM News.