Organising a climate justice camp costs money. No matter how much we might want it differently, we’re still living in a world where capitalism takes up a lot of space and getting things done without money takes a lot more effort than the capacities of our volunteers can carry.
So, where do we get our money from?
We got some donations from foundations such as 350.org Green Grants, Mycelium and a donor through the Guerilla Foundation. Besides that, different organisations also support the camp, either with money or material (the JOC, Greenpeace Belgium, CNCD, …). All of this accounts for around €15.000.
But it’s not only big organisations who help us out: you can help as well with a free contribution. As you can see below: the budget is a bit tight, so your contributions would be very much appreciated. We’d suggest people pay around €3 per person per night, but you’re of course free to contribute more or less, according to your means. If you already want to contribute now, here are our bank account details:
Climate Justice Camp Belgium
BE07 9733 7075 6666
How do we spend that money?
Around €10.000 goes to logistics and infrastructure: renting the field from the farmer, renting toilets, showers, tents, a sound system, electricity, water, all that jazz.
Another €4.000 goes to the programme: we refund travel costs for people giving workshops at the camp and we also pay people giving the workshops, because we want to recognize the work that goes into it, especially for people and organizations for whom it’s also their professional activity or who are part of oppressed groups and take the time and energy to explain this oppression to other groups. We don’t want to take the (emotional) labour this takes for granted.
We have reserved around €1.000 for communication, which pays for the website, posters, stickers, data to keep people informed online about what’s happening at the camp etc.
As all of this is a bit tight in terms of budget, we’re also accounting for €2.000 of unforeseen costs.
The food is a separate budget. The kitchen crew of Kokerellen cook based on free donations, but if the donations don’t cover their actual operating costs, we’ll chip in to make sure they don’t make a loss at the camp (which goes into the unforeseen costs budget post mentioned above). The suggested price people contribute is around €8-10 per person per day.