Over the past weeks and months, Trust for Mutual Understanding staff members have been contacted by numerous grantees inquiring about our policy on project cancellation or postponement related to the COVID-19 outbreak. As you make these decisions about the future of TMU-supported projects, please rest assured we understand how difficult and ever evolving this situation is. You are not alone in facing similar questions and decisions.
Ultimately, our goal here at the Trust for Mutual Understanding is to be flexible, approachable, and supportive of all grantees during this time. If your organization decides to cancel or postpone a TMU-supported project, we 100% respect that decision and understand it is being made for the good of your organization, the project participants, and the surrounding communities.
If a project is cancelled and refunds for already incurred expenses are unavailable, we will consider that part of the risk of doing business and allow your organization to hold on to any remaining funds until an alternate project or use of those funds can be established. If a project is postponed, we will allow you to hold on to TMU funds until the general situation calms and new timing can be established.
Please continue to keep us updated. We are always happy to work in partnership to find a suitable work around that benefits your organization and holds true to the principles of the original project.
Barbara, Alina, Irina, and Caroline