Donations, Collections and Project Funding

Donations, collections and time-limited project funding, as well as support from the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, are the basis of the financing of the work of Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedendienste.  ARSP uses the donations in a transparent and budget conscious manner! The German Central Institute for social questions (DZI) confirms the legitimate work of ARSP by an annual award with the DZI label. Our annual report provides additional information on the use of donations.

The Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) is the only grant donor. The EKD covers 8 percent of the ARSP's annual budget. In addition ARSP regularly applies for project grants from foundations, public institutions and some member churches. On the basis of the previously existing Civil Service law §14c approved conscientious objectors who served as ARSP volunteers abroad were subsidised by German Federal Bureau for Civilian Alternatives to Military Service. Furthermore, our project partners at home and abroad support individual volunteers with a great deal of commitment.

Helga Weckerling Foundation

Thanks to the generous support of Rudolf Weckerling, it was possible to establish the Helga-Weckerling-Foundation in 2001. In the meantime, the foundation capital has reached more than 465,000 euros. Even though the interest income does not permit huge leaps, we count on your support to increase the foundation capital thus being able to finance important ARSP activities with funds from the foundation.


It is mainly due to your donations and collections that we have been able to work for peace and reconciliation on an international level over the past 50 years. We would like to take the opportunity to thank all our donors and supporters.