Leiden Convention Bureau will gladly put you into contact with the Pre-financing & Guarantee Fund (VGF).

Those who want to organise a conference should consider various aspects beforehand. Even before the registration fees have been received, costs will be incurred. For example, to establish a foundation, put a down payment on the accommodations or for making brochures or a website. On top of that, for a long time it also remains unclear whether the number of attendees will meet expectations.

The Pre-financing & Guarantee Fund (VGF) has been put into place to eliminate financial worries for conference organisers.


Why VGF? They offer you:

  • A loan up to €90,000 to meet start-up costs, free of charge and interest.
  • A guarantee up to €90,000 to cover potential losses due to disappointing attendee numbers.
  • The option to use the abovementioned schemes separately or combined.


Postbus 5208 2000GE Haarlem
Tel: (+31) 70 370 57 05