We are facing tremendous challenges and major changes due to our ageing population and technological developments. Through this Fund we aim to contribute towards innovation and make community care better.

— Dr Daniël de Coninck

Who are we

We all want to live the best and most independent lives we possibly can. To do that, however, we all need care and support at certain times. We all prefer to receive these things in our own homes.

The Dr. Daniël De Coninck Fund invests in accessible, high-quality, humane primary care. It aims to improve the health and quality of life of everyone who needs care and support in the home situation and to support care and welfare professionals.

The Fund provides an important stimulus for the development of future-oriented, integrated, strong primary care for everyone. It is an initiative of the White-Yellow Cross West Flanders, and is supported by the other departments throughout Flanders. It is managed by the King Baudouin Foundation.

What we do

Primary care means everyone who provides care and welfare in situations where people who need care or support in their daily lives. Whether this means formal care providers or informal support from family carers or neighbours, the aim is always the same: accessible, high-quality primary care with human dignity. This kind of integrated care requires collaboration between all the players who ware working in a locality.

The Dr. Daniël De Coninck Fund has three strategic objectives, which also reinforce each other:

What we want to achieve

How do we do that?

The Dr. Daniël De Coninck Fund aims to have the greatest possible impact. It supports and develops both its own and third party initiatives, using a combination of methods:

Financial support

for individual professionals and organisations in primary care


initiating or supporting societally relevant research and gathering, analysing and sharing relevant data

Bringing/linking people together

bringing stakeholders together to discuss societal issues; organising learning networks; intervision

Raising awareness among policymakers

of societal issues linked to primary care, at the local, community, regional and federal levels

Mobilising citizens

making citizens aware of specific issues in order to bring about change

The Fund supports projects at the local, regional, national, European and international levels. The Fund encourages interdisciplinary collaboration in all the initiatives it supports. All types of organisations can apply for support: care, welfare, universities and university colleges, formal and informal care providers and also family carers.