Sponsorship campaign-Villa Ockenburgh
Foundation for the Preservation of the Historical Villa Ockenburgh is
a charity organisation to create a meeting place for the community
Your donations are more than welcome:
Stichting tot behoud van de Historische Buitenplaats Ockenburgh
NL 78 RABO 0302 0203 73
A brief summary of the history of this initiative:
It’s been seven years since the participation plan was drafted by a number of local residents in order to give Villa Ockenburgh an appropriate designation. A great deal of promotion was carried out, many meetings, much cleaning and organizing, the opening of an inviting pop-up café, the building of a greenhouse, setting up a wonderful cultural programme, laying out gardens, taking over ownership and materials, furnishing and collecting funds. All done by volunteers, supported by professionals, charities, municipality, province, our donors and sponsors. A great example of how a TRUE participation society works.
The goal has always been to: establish an accessible but economically independent, inclusive and inspiring Villa Ockenburgh. Nature-loving and with respect for this national monument and its historical background, and driven by and for the community. All this to create more harmony between young and old, Westland and The Hague communities. What started as a neighbourhood dream, took four years to grow from a temporary initiative, to a big/ambitious project with 150 volunteers, all sorts of students, supported by professionals. Over the past few years, the catering activities ensured that the foundation derived income from the rent which allowed it to complete a number of tasks on the estate.
The foundation which represents the neighbourhood is on the eve of the next phase. We are expecting the building permit to restore and make the main house usable at the beginning of October; after which we can start construction. The end of the temporary phase is approaching. On 2 June 2020, the pop-up Brasserie OCK will close its doors.
The construction costs have reached their peak and have been taken into consideration together with the contractor. Volunteers will be seen working together with students and professionals on the construction site in order to realize our dream. Besides this, we will need additional funds for the furnishings and finishing work. In the coming weeks we will be starting various activities that will be evident during the upcoming events at Ockenburgh Manor and on our website.
We need your financial support!
In order to start in October, we are inviting you to participate financially. We are looking for 300.000 for the furnishings and finishes. Funds for chairs, chandeliers, curtains, beams, windows, doors and steps/staircases; one of the four halls could even be sponsored/adopted.
Would you like to sponsor the success of this civic initiative? In the coming time you will be able to contribute in a number of ways. Everything is possible, although there won’t be any compensation. It will be all hands on deck to raise this 300.000 euro sum together with our community.
For more information about the ‘goods’ that can be sponsored we would like to refer you to the catalogue on this link: