personal development

Besides our support for vocational training, the Education & Development fund is intended for other forms of self development. You are eligible if the intended training or course creates a cohesion between ideal, approach and financing. In addition, the course or training should fit within the view and aims of the Iona Stichting.


The following conditions are important for submitting an application for a course or training:

  • the course or training fits within out view and aims
  • the course or training is of a social nature
  • the course or training has not yet started

application step by step

If you qualify you can send your well-motivated request and questionnaire to our office.

You will be asked to attach the following documents:

  • your personal motivation to participate in a course or training
  • an official proof of registration from the training institute
  • a reference from someone who knows you well and who believes in your choice

Your application will be dealt with in the board meeting. In case of a positive decision, the funds will be transferred directly to the institute.


When the course or training is finished, we will ask you to send an evaluation report. We are interested in your personal findings, but offer the following  guidelines:

  • how did you experience your course or training?
  • what went well and what could be improved?
  • was your financial situation adequate?


Only complete applications that have reached the office at least 14 days before the date of a board meeting can be put on the agenda.

Board Meetings 2018

  • 9 January
  • 13 February
  • 13 March
  • 10 April
  • 15 May
  • 12 June
  • 11 July
  • 11 September
  • 2 October
  • 6 November
  • 12 December

Board meeting 2019

  • 8 January
  • 14 February
  • 12 March

22 March Annual meeting

  • 10 April
  • 14 May
  • 11 June
  • 3 September
  • 1 October
  • 5 November
  • 9 December