To ensure financial stability for the Centre, we are looking to secure sufficient financial support to make the Centre debt-free.
At the moment, around 40% of the Centre’s balance sheet is mortgaged against the Centre’s
real estate, a total sum of approx. 2 million CHF. This does not allow the KISC Association to develop its full potential because it has to pay annual rents to the KISC Foundation. By reducing the mortgage and achieving a debt- free situation, the annual rental costs can be reduced, enabling us to redirect money to programme and facilities investments.
Therefore, the KISC Committee is looking for capital donations or interest-free loans of any amount from CHF 100’000,–. Representatives from the KISC Committee and KISC Foundation are at your disposal to discuss the options further.
What is KISC?
Kandersteg International Scout Centre’s story began at the World Scout Jamboree in London in 1920. Here, Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, spoke of his dream of a place where Scouts from all over the world could meet, learn from each other and live in peace all year round.
Every year, KISC is host to 12’000 guests from all around the globe, totalling to around 70’000 overnights, meaning the Centre is one of the largest tourist facilities in the Bernese Oberland.
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