Lars Norrman’s fund
In the artist Lars Norrman’s will from 1964, it states, among other things, that part of the annual return should go to foreign travel scholarships for the visually impaired. The scholarship must be used for the purpose of meeting visually impaired people in other countries or to participate in sports exchange within disability sports.
About the travel abroad scholarship
- A scholarship can be applied for a trip abroad with the aim of meeting visually impaired people in other countries or participating in sports exchange within disability sports in other countries, competitions or training.
- Applicants must be visually impaired. A certificate proving the visual impairment must be attached to the application.
- Applicants must be Swedish citizens and resident in Sweden.
- Applicants should be able to speak one or more languages in addition to Swedish.
- Scholarships can be applied for by an individual or by a group.
- Companions may come along if necessary.
- After the trip, a travel report must be sent to the Confederation of the Visually Impaired, which sends the report to the manager of the fund. Travel report must be submitted no later than two months after the end of the trip.
- The fund is announced twice a year, spring and autumn. SRF’s working committee makes the decisions.
The deadline for applications is April 15 for trips that take place between July of the current year up to and including June of the following year, and October 15 for trips that take place the following year.
Routines and decisions
The application must include a presentation of the destination, purpose and layout of the trip, detailed cost calculation and information on the requested amount.
The application must also state whether the applicant has received or applied for a grant from another donor for the same purpose.
Granted scholarship is paid after receipt of booking confirmation, receipt or equivalent document. Payment is made within three weeks after receipt of documentation.
The scholarship can be requisitioned within one year of the decision being communicated to the applicant.
The Kammarkollegiet decided on 26-01-1988 to approve the request of Götabanken to award a maximum of ten scholarships from the fund annually.
The Kammarkollegiet decided on 2003-07-08 that a maximum of 40 scholarships may be awarded out of the annual retained return from Lars Norrman’s testamentary foundation.
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