Applications that are not eligible for funding include, but are not limited to: initiatives that do not match the objectives, pillars and core values* as defined by Democracy and Media Foundation; initiatives that fall outside Democracy and Media Foundation’s geographical scope; initiatives that primarily have political/party political or religious objectives; government initiatives and initiatives of government-affiliated implementing bodies; stand-alone debates, lectures and other types of events that are not embedded in a broader strategy; developing, maintaining or improving websites or applications if that does not substantially improve their impact; normal business expenses associated with a project, for example production or other costs of a publisher when publishing a book; applications whose sole purpose is to purchase materials or inventory; initiatives that have only a commercial objective; initiatives whose costs are disproportionately high relative to the gains; initiatives of organisations that have equity that should enable the applicant to find alternative funding for the project costs; investments in real estate; initiatives relating to WWII commemoration that do not have a clear link to the present, unless they are related directly to the history of Dutch national newspaper Het Parool. Projects and organisations with clear added value in the Netherlands are prioritised. Within the Netherlands, projects with an international and/or national relevance are prioritised, as are local projects that are part of a broader change strategy. Projects outside the Netherlands are supported only very rarely and projects outside the Council of Europe are not supported at all. * individual freedom, justice, equality, pluriformity, vigor, openness, integrity, a constructive-critical outlook, international perspective, diversity and inclusivity.