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Pels4Good Fund Award for Access to Justice

7 November 2023

Registration for the Pels Rijcken Fund 2023 is closed.

The nominees of the Pels Rijcken Fund 2023, Visual Contracts, LISI and De Leidse Rechtswinkel presented their initiative during ImpactFest on November 7, 2023 to an expert jury consisting of Annelieke Wissink, Jan-Willem Prakke and Martijn Scheltema.

The day was festively closed by Sandra van Heukelom-Verhage with the announcement of the fund winner and the presentation of the check to Visual Contracts.

With the Pels4Good Fund, PelsRijcken wants to promote activities that make it easier for people to determine their legal position or to obtain justice.

Why Pels4Good Fund?
Individuals or smaller entrepreneurs may find it difficult to determine their legal position and/or take legal action for many reasons, despite the fact that the existing legal system allows them to do so. This may be because they do not have sufficient access to objectively reliable information about their legal position, because they do not experience sufficient capacity to act, lack access to advice and/or support, lack financial resources, time or energy, experience feelings of discomfort, fear or shame, or lack confidence in the existing legal system. This may be experienced or addressed differently by specific groups, such as young people or less self-reliant or otherwise vulnerable individuals.

The Pels4Good Fund wants to promote projects or activity that improve access to justice (in a broad sense), regardless of origin, position or legal question.

Do you have an idea for this or are you already working on a concrete project? Follow us on LinkedIn to stay informed about future initiatives of the Pels4Good Fund.

Pels4Good for The Hague
You can apply for the financial contribution from the Pels4Good Fund if:

  • you or your company is based in The Hague or
  • if you are not based in The Hague, but are carrying out or intend to carry out a project or activity that promotes access to justice in The Hague.

The rules for the financial contribution from the Pels4Good Fund can be accessed at the download button.


An expert jury evaluates the projects proposed by the tenderers the financial contribution from the Pels4Good Fund is a financial contribution of €20,000, but there is the possibility that, in case of equal eligibility, two winners will be designated, each receiving €10,000.

The financial contribution from the Pels4Good Fund will be awarded at ImpactFest on 7 November 2023 at the Fokker Terminal in The Hague.


ImpactFest is the annual event of ImpactCity The Hague. In 8 years, the event has grown into an international "must-attend" event in the world of impact.

ImpactCity is one of Europe's leading ecosystems for organizations that combine "doing good and doing business. With ImpactCity, the City of The Hague facilitates entrepreneurs and other impact makers with innovative solutions in starting and scaling up their businesses.

On November 7, ImpactCity is organizing the 8th edition of ImpactFest. This year's program focuses on four crucial themes:

  • Energy & Oceans
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Climate Justice
  • Circular Economy & Resources

Would you like to attend this event? Then visit the ImpactFest website.

Rules Pels4Good Contest

Do you want to register for the Pels4Good Fund? Download Pels4Good Fund rules here.



Fokker Terminal
Binckhorstlaan 249
2516 BB Den Haag
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