Open Collective Brussels

Host fee: 3%

Helping you create your sustainable citizen project in a transparent way


We are fiscally hosting 89 Collectives

Host since December 2016

148 contributors

Host since August 2018

131 contributors

Host since April 2020

83 contributors

Host since October 2016

65 contributors

Host since February 2019

60 contributors

Be Coworking


Host since June 2017

46 contributors



Host since February 2018

46 contributors



Host since November 2017

42 contributors

Host since June 2017

34 contributors

Host since October 2019

33 contributors

Make it Sound


Host since June 2018

27 contributors



Host since December 2018

26 contributors

Host since July 2019

26 contributors

Host since September 2018

25 contributors

Host since May 2020

24 contributors

Host since May 2019

22 contributors

Core contributors

What's new with Open Collective Brussels

Stay up to dates with our latest activities and progress.

We are offering free fiscal sponsorship for #COVID19 related collectives

We have been inspired to see people coming together and creating Mutual Aid Funds to support their local community (see Portland,
Published on April 3, 2020 by Jean-François De Hertogh


Let’s get the ball rolling! This is where things get planned and sometimes this is where things get done. Ask questions, thank people for their efforts, and contribute your skills to the service of the community.


Host fee June 2020

from Open Collective Brussels7/1/2020


Refund host fee March - May 2020

from Open Collective Brussels6/19/2020


Switching fiscal host (budget from OCE)

from Open Collective Brussels6/18/2020


Switching fiscal host

from Open Collective Brussels6/12/2020

+€272.05 EUR

Host fee - May 2020

from Open Collective Brussels6/1/2020


Host fee April 2020

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Host fee March 2020

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Host fee February 2020

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Open Collective Brussels (OCB) is a non-profit (ASBL/VZW) acting as an enabler for easy citizenship activation. 

It lends its registered name, bank account, address, financial transparency tools and crowdfunding platform to citizen groups, enabling them to quickly set up a collective, raise funds and manage them transparently. 

Each initiative has its own collective that can receive money independently. All the accounting is fully transparent. This helps donors trust the initiatives but it also helps collectives to learn from each other.


What can an open collective do?

An open collective can collect one time and recurring donations (monthly or yearly). This includes public and private subsidies, as well as sponsorships and donations. Anyone in the community can file expenses for reimbursement. After approval by the administrators of the collective, the host (in this case Open Collective Brussels ASBL) reimburses the expenses. You can also create events and sell tickets and sponsorships.

Check out these examples:

How much does it cost?

It's free to create your collective on Open Collective Brussels, create events and file expenses.

If you want to receive money online (useful for recurring donations), the platform Open Collective charges a 5% fee + credit card fees (1.4% + €0.25 for European cards and 2.9% + €0.25 for non-European cards).

In addition, Open Collective Brussels ASBL/VZW charges 3% fee on all incoming payements. OCB is the legal entities that collects money on behalf of open collectives so that they don't have to worry about accounting, taxes, etc. 

We also provide extra services such as insurances, fiscal attestations, employee contracts,... This allows you to run your collective as your own entreprise without taking care of the overhead. For these extra services, here are our plans:


  • Free collective
  • Collect a budget up to 1000 euros per year
  • Fundraise via credit card payments and bank transfers
  • All Collective page features


  • Free collective
  • Unlimited budget per year
  • Fundraise via credit card payments and bank transfers
  • All Collective page features


  • Free collective
  • Unlimited budget per year
  • Fundraise via credit card payments and bank transfers
  • All Collective page features
  • Use our entreprise number to ask for subsidies, hire employees, volunteers, and more!

What do we do with the money?

We are fully transparent with our own money, see our own BrusselsTogether Collective and anyone is free to submit an expense to the collective for things that will help the entire community.

What about employment?

You can hire people (freelancers or via SMartbe). You can also hire employees if you receive subsidies or grants. Volunteering and complementary activity is also possible. 

What if we already have our own ASBL?

Nothing prevents you from also creating an open collective on OCB to benefit from the network. There is no exclusivity.

Why do we do what we do?

There are many people who are trying to bring Brussels to the 21st century. People who are trying to redefine mobility, education, environment, art, culture, etc. 

Yet, these communities often do not have access to the right tools, contacts, and smart ecosystem that could help them sustain their activity.

That's what we want to explore with Open Collective Brussels. Can we recreate a city from the bottom up, with transparency, inclusiveness, and an experimentation spirit at its core? A city where everyone is invited to contribute? A city where everything is possible.

By contributing to the collectives below, you are helping the development of this new city. A city that invites its citizens to contribute. A city that makes it easy for them to create associations to improve the quality of life for all.

Be part of the change

We all have something to contribute.