About the platform


What does Platform Armoede en Schulden Fryslân stand for?

PAS strives to reduce the problems surrounding poverty and debt. In addition, PAS draws attention to the problems and influences parties that have a role in the solution.

  • To bring as much as possible to the attention of the problem of poverty and debt (and the associated effects)
  • Fighting (prejudices) about people in poverty
  • The close involvement of experienced experts in projects
  • Working on structural solutions to reduce the problems of poverty and debt
  • Combining knowledge in the field of poverty and debt
  • Not taking the limitations of regulations and standards as a starting point, but the opportunities that exist for change and improvement
  • Fighting for changes, even if they are hampered by current laws and regulations

The PAS policy plan describes what PAS is going to do for the coming years. Click here.

Who are we?

What does the Platform Poverty and Debt Fryslân (PAS) foundation stand for?

PAS strives to reduce the problems surrounding poverty and debt. In addition, PAS draws attention to the problems and influences parties that have a role in the solution.

• To bring the problems of poverty and debt to the attention as much as possible (and the related effects)
• Combating (prejudice) judgments about people in poverty
• Involving experts by experience in projects
• Working on structural solutions to reduce the problem of poverty and debt
• Combining knowledge in the field of poverty and debt
• Do not take the limitations of regulations and standards as a starting point, but the opportunities that exist for change and improvement
• Fighting for changes, even if they are hindered by current laws and regulations

In the policy plan of PAS Frl. describes what PAS Frl will strive for in the coming years. Click here.

Who are we?

PAS is a foundation that is committed to drawing attention to people dealing with poverty and / or debt. By carrying out various activities and projects, steps are taken to improve the position of people in poverty. In addition to influencing authorities and creating awareness and joining forces, there is also room for individual help and guidance. Need help? contact us!

The board of the foundation consists of Waling Dijkstra and Ingrid Riemersma. The board has deliberately been kept small, because the foundation is better served by fanatical volunteers, partners and stakeholders who initiate the change. The foundation was established in 2018 and a new board has been in place since September 2020.

Ayse Wijmenga and Douwe Beimin make an active contribution to the Platform as project collaborators. The board members of PAS commit themselves completely free of charge and receive no compensation for this.

Practical info Platform Poverty and Debt Fryslan:
Chamber of Commerce number: 73395447
Rsin Number: 859510414

ANBI

PAS has an ANBI status, which means that no inheritance tax or gift tax has to be paid on gifts and inheritances granted.