Social Profit Grants

Vlerick Social Profit Grants

Vlerick Business School wants to contribute to the professionalisation of charity organisations whose activities generate tangible benefits for people in Belgium and around the world.

To further this ambition, eligible organisations can apply for a Vlerick Social Profit Grant.

Which organisations can apply?

Organisations that are registered at − an initiative of the independent King Baudouin Foundation − are welcome to apply.

International charity organisations that are located abroad are kindly requested to contact: [email protected]

Which employees are eligible?
All applicants must have management responsibilities (i.e. be responsible for a team and/or a budget) and must have a clear need for management and/or leadership development in order to increase their organisation’s impact on society.

How many Social Profit Grants are awarded?
  • Maximum 2 participants per organisation per year can receive a Social Profit Grant.
  • The same individual can receive a Social Profit Grant max 1 time in a 3-year period.
  • Maximum 1 Social Profit Grant is permitted per Vlerick programme.
Which Vlerick programmes are eligible?

Vlerick Social Profit Grants apply to all open executive management programmes offered by Vlerick Business School.
(Masters programmes, MBA programmes, and events are not eligible for the Vlerick Social Profit Grant.)

Programme fee & variable costs
  • Vlerick Business School pays the programme fee.
  • Variable costs (e.g. catering, travel, evening activities, accommodation costs, etc.) are paid by the applicant or his/her organisation. The variable costs are estimated to be €100 per day, depending on the programme.
Applying for the Social Profit Grant
How do I apply?
Please fill out the application form and e-mail it to:
Karen De Baets: [email protected]

Don’t hesitate to call Karen: +32 9 210 97 55

What is the application deadline?
  • For short-term programmes: the deadline for application is 6 weeks before the start of the programme.
  • For long-term programmes: the deadline for application is 12 weeks before the start of the programme.
Next step?
We evaluate all applications based on the relevance of the programme to the development of the organisation and the impact the applicant has within the organisation.
We inform all applicants about admission to the programme:
  • 4 weeks before the start of a short-term programme
  • 10 weeks before the start of a long-term programme
Note: If multiple applicants apply for the same programme, Vlerick reserves the right to select the applicant who will have the most impact on his/her organisation after participating in the programme.

Frequently asked questions
Please click here for the FAQ.

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Ignace De Ro


Ignace De Ro, Westlandia vzw
General Director

“Thanks to the Social Profit Grant − and by means of the Advanced Management programme − we have acquired an overview of all the elements comprising the operational management of our organisation.



The emphasis on working strategically, with the right choices depending on the chosen strategy, will allow Westlandia to grow further in its mission − namely, the employment of people who are somewhat removed from the labour market.



The programme provides insights into many aspects of business and how to infuse your mission into a strategy, action plan, company culture, financial consequences, customer relations, negotiations, networking, etc. The programme also enables you to benchmark your own organisation against those of your fellow participants as well as the current state-of-the-art in the market.



The group of ‘like-minded colleagues’ has added an extra dimension to broadening my own view of things in our company. So, in brief, the AM programme has more than met my personal expectations."


  Sarah De Smet, Oxfam Fairtrade
Product Manager

Management Acceleration Programme
“Some elements of this programme met my expectations, others exceeded my expectations, and very few scored below my expectations. But I must say I expect a lot – I need to be challenged, and I am very eager to learn and excel. If this is what you are looking for, the Vlerick programme is the right step to take. A crucial aspect for me was the personal development. A mirror is held in front of you – and if you are really willing to look at it, this programme changes the way you manage, the way you lead, the way you act as a professional."

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