faq

frequently asked questions

Do you have questions about the Enschede700 anniversary year? Here you will find frequently asked questions and useful information that I’m sure can help you further. From events and planning, to money requests and game rules. If the answer to your question is not among them, please email us at info@enschede700.nl.

All of 2025 is dedicated to 700 years of city rights. We expect most of the activities to take place between April and September 2025. And that existing events also want their activities to tie in with the festive year.

We have established ground rules that an application must meet. Thus, we want the activities to contribute to the celebration of Enschede700. For all terms and conditions, look under the game rules heading or click here. It is good to know that when evaluating similar applications, the Enschede700 Foundation may reject the application with the lowest grade in favor of one that organizes other activities.

In the communication plan you tell us mainly for whom you are organizing it (target group), how you will make sure they know your activity is taking place (promotion), and how you will make sure everyone understands it is part of Enschede700. Among other things, you describe:

  • Who is your activity for?
  • How do you notify people of your activity?
  • How do people know that your activity is part of Enschede700?

The amount of detail we expect in your communications plan depends on the size of your application and the professionalism of your organization. For large-scale events such as concert series or theater productions in the “large public events” category, we expect a detailed and comprehensive plan. For smaller neighborhood initiatives where local residents work together, a concise plan telling how you will raise awareness of your activity is often sufficient.

Do you have questions about the communications plan? Please contact us, we are happy to help!

In a project plan, you explain how you will implement your idea. It shows who is involved and what you all need to bring your idea to life. Among other things, you describe:

  • Why are you organizing this activity?
  • Who are you working with?
  • What do you want to achieve?
  • What all do you need to implement your idea?
  • How will you go about it?
  • What is the planning and what steps do you take from approval to implementation of the activity?
  • When will it take place?

The amount of detail we expect in your project plan depends on the size of your application and the professionalism of your organization. For large-scale events such as concert series or theater productions in the “large public events” category, we expect a detailed and comprehensive plan. For smaller neighborhood initiatives where local residents work together, a concise plan telling how you will carry out your activity is often sufficient.

Do you have questions about the project plan? Please contact us, we are happy to help!

A budget shows how you arrive at the amount you request. You describe how much money you need and for what; and if money comes in, such as from ticket sales, contributions from the neighborhood, proceeds from food and drink, grants, and so on, you describe this as well. A good budget gives a clear picture of costs and potential income, and shows how you plan to use the money for your idea.

Anyone can apply. It does not matter whether you are doing this for your own project/activity or on behalf of an organization or partnership. However, it is important that the applicant is in a financially sound situation.

Three levels of financial support are possible, each with its own budget ceiling and conditions. For all conditions that an application must meet, look under the heading game rules or click here.

Three levels of financial support are possible, each with its own budget ceiling and conditions. Small local (neighborhood) initiatives can apply for up to €2,500. A joint plan of two or more organizers can apply for up to €50,000. Large public events can apply for up to €150,000. Enschede700 Foundation has the freedom to make an exception to this if the proposal calls for it. Also look under game rules to see what level your plan falls under.

Yes, you can if the additional contribution is specifically aimed at the Enschede700 celebration and the project/activity can therefore connect to the anniversary year. Of course, it must also meet the rules of the game for a contribution.

To celebrate Enschede700, the municipality of Enschede provided 1 million euros to the Enschede700 Foundation. As a foundation, we want to at least double this amount with help from the community, businesses and other sponsors, both in money and items.

Submissions can be made now. But there are three times when applications are reviewed and assessed. The first moment is June 2024. Then applications submitted before this date will be reviewed. The second moment is October 2024. Then we review applications received between June and October. The third and final moment is January 2025. Here we make an exception for small local (neighborhood) initiatives. They can apply until September 2025.

There are four rounds of review at which we assess the applications received.

March 2024: This is the first assessment round for major public events as part of Enschede700. Activities in this category require more preparation time, and we want to ensure that all ambitious plans get the attention they deserve. Please note that this is an additional application time. Deadline for submission is Sunday, March 10, 2024.

June 2024: The second round of assessment is in June. All complete applications received before June 1, 2024 will then be reviewed. Deadline for submission is Friday, May 31, 2024.

October 2024: The third round of assessment is in October. This round is for medium- and small-scale local (neighborhood) initiatives. Large public events can then apply within the “Large Public Events” category only if funds remain for this category from assessment rounds in March and June. All complete applications received by Oct. 1, 2024 will then be reviewed. Deadline for submissions is Monday, Sept. 30, 2024 .

January 2025: January is the final round of review for initiatives in the Collaborative category. All complete applications received before the January deadline will then be reviewed. Deadline for submission is Monday, Jan. 13, 2025.

Small local (neighborhood) initiatives can also apply after January until September 2025. These are reviewed monthly as long as funds are available.

Your application will first be reviewed for content and game rules. We then look at the possibilities and the connection with other initiatives during the year. We do our best to let you know within 3 weeks of the review period whether or not an application has been granted.

A financial and a content report of your project or activity must be in our possession no later than (two months after the conclusion of the event). The financial report consists of a statement of income and expenses. In the content report, tell what you used the financial contribution for. What you were able to do and what you ended up not being able to do. What went well and what went less well. But also who was involved in the organization and what the participant numbers were.

We want Enschede’s 700th anniversary to be felt throughout our city. From downtown, to parks, neighborhoods, playgrounds or at clubs. However, after a project is awarded, an organizer must file a notification or permit application. For more information, click here.

An event is a fair, fair, carnival, neighborhood festival, festival, commemoration, musical performance, open day, parade or sporting event where the public is welcome. If you want to organize an event, you must apply for a permit or file a notification. For more information, click here.

To do so, you can send an email to vrijwilliger@enschede700.nl. We will then look into the possibilities and contact you.

We are extremely happy about that! You can sign up through this site, under the heading ‘Participate’ or send an email to vrijwilliger@enschede700.nl

We would like it to be a year of celebration for everyone. You can contact the Enschede700 foundation about this at info@enschede700.nl. Then we can look at the possibilities together.

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