Social Profit Grants

Vlerick Social Profit Grants

Vlerick Business School wants to contribute to the professionalisation of social profit organisations – and, therefore, NGOs, non-profit organisations, and other organisations whose activities generate social profit by providing tangible benefits to people in Belgium and around the world can apply for a Vlerick Social Profit Grant.


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.”

Related article: Social profit brings non-profit and profit closer together

Which programmes are eligible?

Vlerick Social Profit Grants apply to all open executive management programmes offered by Vlerick Business School.

Only 1 Social Profit Grant is permitted per programme. Therefore we recommend you to send your application as soon as possible. For every programme we evaluate all applications and make a final decision based on motivation, relevance of the programme for the development of the company and the impact the applicant has within the organisation. For short term programmes you can apply until 6 weeks before the start, for long term programmes until 12 weeks. 

Which programmes are not eligible?

Which organisations can apply?

Organisations active in the social profit sector are eligible for a Vlerick Social Profit Grant.

These organisations may be public or private. Their mission is to realise their business objectives with a focus on society and its members (e.g. NGOs, organisations in the socio-cultural environment, organisations that support local communities, etc.).

Note that we concentrate on those organisations that are eager to develop their management skills and knowledge but that lack the resources to invest in management education.

As the budget for Vlerick Social Profit Grants is limited, Vlerick reserves the right to select from the various applicants and to limit grant awards to a maximum of 2 participants per organisation per year.

Applicant profile

All applicants must have management responsibilities and a clear need for management and/or leadership development within their organisation.

How much is paid by Vlerick Business School?

The School pays the programme fee.

Variable costs (e.g. catering, travel, evening activities, accommodation costs (B&B), etc.) are paid by the applicant or his/her organisation.

Wish to apply?

Please fill out the application form and e-mail it to Karen De Baets:
T: +32 9 210 97 55

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