About two weeks ago we introduced the questionnaire about the Travel Reimbursement Fund idea. Since then about 35 people filled out the questionnaire.
The results gave the impression that indeed there is a want for this fund. Next to this, multiple people asked me about the fund's opportunity and I have been telling people that they should not count on the fund reimbursing their FULL travel expenses, but rather a nice gift towards lowering their travel costs....
The questionnaire results made clear that if we would match all desired reimbursement fees we would need about 20,000 USD (about 1/5th of the total SteemFest budget) for supporting 35 people. Imho I don't think this fund will reach that amount, plus, there will be people using the fund who didn't fill out the questionnaire.
How the Steemfest' Official* Travel Reimbursement Fund will work
In Amsterdam on Day 1 of the conference you can apply for the 'Travel Reimbursement Fund' in Amsterdam during coffee breaks by registering the trip details on a terminal and by showing proof (a boarding card for example) and your ticket (can be on your phone).
Reimbursement will be based on miles travelled (as generally the further, the more expensive). Starting point will be the distance from the airport of departure to Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. The distance is based on line-of-sight straight point distance, not via via / stop-over distance.
The 'SBD per Mile'-rate will be the same for all.
At the end of day 1 (19:00 / 9 PM) the application entry closes and by doing a simple calculation the total amount of Miles travelled by all applicants is available. Also the total funds available right here on @t-r-f is available so the SBD/Mile rate can be established and the payouts will be automatically executed.
@t-r-f is now open for funding!If you want to support fellow Steem users to lower their travel expenses, please supply any amount of SBD you want to donate. Simply transfer any amount of SBD to @t-r-f (note the dashes between the letters)
On behalf of all SteemFest attendees, thank you for your support!
The rewards for this post will naturally be added to the fund