The POLLINIS association is funded solely by individual donations. To ensure its independence and freedom of speech and action, and to defend only the interests of citizens outside any economic interest, the association does not accept grants from government, business, unions or professional groups.
Since May 2012, the association received 174,592 euros in donations at the end of last year (Accounts certified by the accounting firm SOCIC and associates, 25 Place Albert 1er – 83000 Toulon).
Pollinis employs a small team of volunteers, who have invested in this vital struggle for our common future. They work on their own time and funding largely by themselves, on their own money, all that was needed to start and run a movement as Pollinis: website, warning videos, e-mail sending and the inevitable trips to meet with elected officials in France and Brussels.
That is why our small team ensures from the outset that the smallest contribution of its members has the maximum possible impact.
- 97% of Pollinis members donated less than 100 euros per year. These donations represent 76.4% of the resources of the association.
- 2.8% of Pollinis members donated between 100 to 500 euros per year. These donations represent 20.8% of the resources of the association.
- 0.2% of Pollinis members donated more than 500 euros. These donations represent 2.8% of the resources of the association.
End of 2012, after only a few months of existence and work, 241 people supported us financially. Since then, the number has steadily increased.
More than 5,000 people engaged in the battle alongside Pollinis support us today and allow us to fight in Brussels at the European institutions, to get our ideas across and fight the influence of agro-chemical lobbies.
Over 81% of donations to Pollinis flow directly into conservation projects and pressure campaigns on politicians and European institutions which are essential.
7.5% of the donations were allocated to research and studies necessary to highlight the decline of pollinators in our country, or to fund the monitoring of bibliographic research done in Europe and around the world describing the action of bee killer pesticides on agriculture and the environment.
The remaining 11% are allocated to our organizational key position expenses such as fundraising, legal advice, accounting and equipment – all these positions are essential in order to conduct our actions.