Crisis Assistance Fund

The aim of the Crisis Assistance Fund is to give a helping hand and effective assistance to families who are at risk of their children being taken into institutional care. It is a sad fact that the vast majority of children in the Czech Republic are placed in institutions for social reasons.

Thanks to the partnership of the Tereza Maxová Foundation and the Agrofert Foundation, the Crisis Assistance Fund offers hope to both children and their parents.


  • The core of the Fund’s activities is to prevent unwanted removal of children from their families, and to provide targeted assistance to families that have fallen into difficult social or other threatening situations.
  • The prerequisite of assistance is the potential of an otherwise healthy family environment for raising children.


General definition:

  • Under the statutes of the Tereza Maxová Foundation, the Fund falls under the GP1 and GP2 grant programmes – i.e. the prevention of unwanted removal of the child from the biological family and the support of foster care.

Typology of applicants:

  • Families (complete families, single parents, and foster families) in crisis situation who face the possibility of removal of their child.

Who may submit an application:

  • Employees of an authority for the social and legal protection of children (OSPOD) for a particular family.

The role of The Authorities for Social and Legal Protection of Children (OSPOD) is essential – the financial contribution from the fund cannot be awarded without their involvement. OSPOD assess the crisis situation and the risk of undesirable removal of children from the family. Their staff is involved in the assessment and coordination of the specific application as well as the solution to the family problems.

How the Fund works:

  • The Fund accepts applications throughout the year, and tries to respond flexibly to emerging needs. The system of assistance is designed to ensure necessary assistance for the family as soon and as effectively as possible.
  • The conditions of grant awards are based on the grant rules of the Tereza Maxová Foundation (i.e. application, grant agreement, evaluation).
  • Each family may file only one application.

Each family may file only one application.

What can the financial resources from the CRISIS FUND be used for:

  • Among other payments, the financial contribution from the fund may be used to pay rent, deposit, or a power supply debt.
  • The maximum amount of the contribution is CZK 30,000.

Where to turn for help?

For more information or specific assistance, please contact:

Tereza Maxová Foundation
Bc. Lucie Novotná
Phone: +420 734 395 815

Tereza Maxová Foundation would like to hereby thank the company Accenture for its generous support and assistance.

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