Klint Trust Fund
LE KLINT Trust Fund was established by Jan Klint in 1972 and still plays an important role in the company’s financial infrastructure. The foundation grants yearly scholarships to young, upcoming architects and designers.
The Klint Trust Fund
The object of the Klint Trust Fund – in addition to operating the company LE KLINT A/S – is to provide financial support to young people pursuing an education within commerce and industry, particularly in the field of craft art. This support is granted in the form of scholarships or loans.
The trust fund currently grants financial support to young designers and architects and does so twice a year.
Lise Navne applied for a scholarship and designed the Donut lamp in 2007.
Establisment of the fund
The Klint Trust Fund was established in 1972 when director Jan Klint bequeathed his shares in LE KLINT A/S to the Klint Trust Fund. Prior to this, he had purchased his siblings’ shares in the family company.
Good working conditions
It was imperative to director Jan Klint to safeguard the company’s existence after his passing, and, not least, to ensure good working conditions for the staff.
This article was published in Berlingske Tidende on 18 November 1979.
He was keenly aware of the company’s unique position, first and foremost as a producer of craft art in the form of the renowned hand-folded lampshades.
At the time, mass production was flourishing, and Jan Klint frequently stated to the media that his employees should not be worn out. Accelerating the work pace was not crucial to him, as it was more important to preserve a healthy work climate and a work pace that did not adversely affect product quality or employee health.
The formation of the trust fund was a wise, visionary move. It has ensured the company’s existence as a Danish workplace focused on good craftsmanship and design. Jan Klint’s ideas of retaining a healthy work climate still apply and are honoured to this very day.
Jan Klint continued as director of the company right up to his death in 1989. Today the company is managed by CEO Kim Weckstrøm Jensen.
Applications for support from KLINT Fonden should be made by e-mail and sent to: email@example.com
Grants are disbursed twice annually.
Application deadline: 15 May and 15 November.
Applicants can expect a response time of 15 days after the deadline of each application deadline, i.e. 1 June and 1 December. If an applicant has not heard from KLINT Fonden before these dates, it generally means that funding is not being considered for the project.
To aid processing of applications, the following documentation must be sent with every application:
- Description of the project that the application seeks support for.
- The reason for choosing to apply for funding from KLINT Fonden.
- The project/objective for which funding is sought must not be initiated or have already started.
- For information regarding KLINT Fonden’s collection and processing of personal data, click here
All enquires relating to the KLINT Fonden’s work, applications for grants and loans must be made directly to the secretariat by e-mail and sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A digital contact form will be soon be created, so that enquiries can be made directly via the website.