King Willem- Alexander handed out the Orange Apples on Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. The prizes are awarded this year to three social initiatives dedicated to vulnerable children. Experiences from Stichting Informele Zorg (SIZ) Twente, Stichting Buurtgezinnen.nl and Stichting Weekend Academy.
With Orange Apples, the Orange Fund annually donates social initiatives that successfully connect groups of people and inspire others. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are the patrons of the Orange Fund. In lustrums, the King gives the prizes, Queen Máxima all other years. The Orange Apples are awarded this year for the fifteenth time.
The prize consists of a bronze statue and a sum of EUR 15,000. The statue was designed by her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands.