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We believe in social entrepreneurship
to build today's world

What we do

Open Collective Brussels ASBL/VZW is a citizen project hosting organisation. We help change makers and artists to launch and maintain their activity without administrative hassle. No need to have a bank account or legal entity. Open Collective provides a platform to easily receive funding (donations, sponsorship, subsidies,...) and disburse them in full transparency.

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We enable initiatives to focus on their mission

We enable communities to focus on their mission

Financial Admin

Many starting projects don’t have a bank account or legal entity set up to receive funds and subsidies, we help them by taking care of everything from tax reporting to financial admin. We keep track of the budget, process expense claims and paiements..


Allow your sponsors to make donations via credit card, bank transfers or PayPal. Apply with your collective to receive tax deductible donations.

Pay your expenses

Anyone in your community can submit expenses. Once approved by you, we process them for payment via bank transfer or PayPal. A dashboard allows you to easily view, approve, and request payment expenses all in one transparent place.

Transparent Fees

There is a 6% fee on each incoming donation made via the Open Collective Platform*.

We’re on a mission to bring transparency to finance. We charge as little as possible with not hidden fees.

*Find out more about what this fee covers and how essential it is to the way we operate below.Our FAQs

on each incoming donation


If you want to receive money online (useful for recurring donations), the platform Open Collective charges a 5% fee + credit card fees (1.4% + €0.25 for European cards and 2.9% + €0.25 for non-European cards). These fees do not apply on wire transfers (useful for grants and subsidies). It's free to create your collective on Open Collective Brussels.

How we can help you

Fiscal sponsorship

Open Collective Brussels ASBL/VZW offers fiscal sponsorship as a service to help initiatives get up and running in one day. No need to create a bank account or legal entity. Our platform enables you to easily receive donations and disburse them.

Reduce your overhead

We take care of receiving tax deductible donations for your initiative through our Fund. We manage your expenses, file taxes, and take care of accounting. Let us do the admin so you can focus on your mission!

Increase capacity

We automate the back-end processes so you can spend less time doing admin. We provide a dashboard where you can see the budget we are holding for you, how much you've spent and everything you need to tell your donors how to fund you. Reporting is automatic and in real time.
How to get started?
Open Collective Brussels helps you launch and manage your initiative without hassle.

Built with simplicity and accessibility in mind, you’ll love how much your overhead is reduced and how easy it is to handle for your grantees and project participants.

Reach out to us! We will set up a call and help you get started

Watch this 2-minute video explainer about the platform our service is built on:

Our mission
Open Collective Brussels aims to promote projects from Brussels with the following purpose: 

Making Brussels a better city to live while working to improve civic participation within our communities.

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