Impact of the EU Structural Funds on Financial Capacities of Non-profit Organizations

Potluka, Oto and Spacek, Martin and von Schnurbein, Georg. (2017) Impact of the EU Structural Funds on Financial Capacities of Non-profit Organizations. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 28 (5). pp. 2200-2223.

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To fulfil their role, non-profit organizations (NPOs) need sufficient capacities. These include, first and foremost, financial capacity. EU Cohesion Policy commands financial resources of 351.8 bn. EUR. The EU is also willing to support NPOs from this source. With such considerable funding, the research questions arise: How much money have NPOs received? What are the effects of such assistance on the financial capacities of NPOs? On a sample of 2715 non-profit organizations in the Czech Republic, we have found that EU subsidies have a positive impact on financial capacities, measured as real assets. It is caused by using EU funds for investment. We have not proved an effect on short-term financial capacities measured on revenues. Moreover, the distribution of financial support among PBOs is unequal as 4% of NPOs collected 80% of subsidies due to differences in skills among NPOs’ managers.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS)
UniBasel Contributors:Potluka, Oto and von Schnurbein, Georg
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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