Frequently Asked Questions
First of all, we are really thankful that you are mobilizing your network to help us with our mission! Without your fundraising support, we would not be able to execute our daily activities and projects on Lesvos, Samos and Chios.
At Movement On The Ground, we believe in transparency. We want everyone, from our staff and volunteers to our long-term donors and new followers to know where we source our funds and how they are allocated. We're pretty sure that you will get questions about this from your sponsors too, so here's how things work.
If you decide to start your own fundraiser for MOTG, we ensure that all money is allocated in the most fair way possible, ensuring we channel as much funding as possible towards our activities on the ground. Please keep in mind, your fundraiser is not guaranteed to be earmarked towards a specific program or activity, it will be used to address our most urgent program-related costs.
Of your funds are allocated to our programs on Lesvos, Samos or Chios.
Of your funds are allocated to cover our overhead costs.
Good question! Here are some examples of what it takes to run our different programs and services. Your contribution will be used in some of the following ways to help create a positive impact for the residents living in and around camps on Lesvos, Samos and Chios. Feel free to use these examples in your fundraiser.
Good question! Here are some examples of what it takes to run our different programs and services. Your contribution will be used in some of the following ways to help create a positive impact for the residents living in and around camps on Lesvos, Samos, Chios, and in the homes in Athens.
It takes €4800 to run the tech team on Lesvos for a month including the team of Community Volunteers, Team Leaders and material costs. This program both directly improves the well-being of volunteers as well as providing much needed technical work to the wider camp community
It takes €1300 to run our KalosTea community program on Chios for one month where adults and children from the community can come to relax, learn, and play.
It takes €2630 to run the tech team on Samos for a month including the team of Community Volunteers and material costs. The team improve ISO boxes, make furniture and create greening projects in the camp.
It takes €750 to keep our generators running for a month. These generators provide power to 3000 residents in Lesvos.
€300 covers monthly social activities for residents of Camp Vial, Chios. These activities enable residents to come out of the camp for a brief period of time.
€200 would provide the monthly supplies to the Tailors team on Lesvos to enable the team of female Community Volunteers to provide a tailoring service to the camp
It takes €1500 to make 25 tents ready for summer: install fans, fly catching tape and mosquito nets. This helps to positively affect the lives of 250 people on Lesvos.
In the vocational education centre, Ergon in Mytilini courses are running throughout the year for Community Volunteers and other residents of RIC Lesvos in subjects such as mechanics, ceramics, cooking, hospitality, tailors. On average a course of 6-8 weeks costs €2000
Sometimes it’s useful to show your supporters what a smaller donation they might make can pay for:
€80 – milk for a month at the Chai points
€30 – a food parcel during Ramadan
€20 – monthly supermarket voucher for a Community Volunteer
€12.50 – monthly phone credit for a Community Volunteer
€18 – a MOTG hoodie for a Community Volunteer
Movement On The Ground has an ANBI-status, so all donations are tax deductible. A donation receipt is provided to each donor. In case you would need additional proof, please get in touch using the contact form on this page.
We understand that you may want to complete some fundraising to help cover your personal trip costs such as accommodation, flights and food. If you are planning to do this, we please ask you to please not do this through our fundraising platform. This platform is to ensure we can continue our mission on the ground in Greece. If you do choose to fundraise for your trip costs, please do not use the MOTG logo and images to promote this.
If you have any questions or if you want to become a partner, advisor or maybe a supporter, please feel free to contact us.