26/01/2005 The 1% mechanism - a new funding opportunity for NGOs
  Starting with 2005, Romanian NGOs can benefit of a new funding mechanism - the 1%, through which any citizen can decide on how 1% of his income tax is spent, by directing it to a non-profit organisation. In this context, turning this potential source of funds into a real one will depend on how each organisation is able to persuade its beneficiaries to donate to it 1% of their income tax. This mechanism is already functional in other Eastern European countries such as Hungary, Lithuania and Slovakia. It was adopted in Romania following an initiative of several MPs of the former legislature, among whom the present minister of culture, Mona Musca, and was supported by more than 200 NGOs.
For more information visit www.unulasuta.ro and www.onepercent.hu.
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