VES is funded solely by membership fees and donations.
Operating costs are continually cut to the minimum. The organisation is mainly staffed by people who work voluntarily for VES.
However, there are some small staff costs for essential work. We try to send as much mail and information as possible by email and we provide information on the website. Money is needed for sending physical mail and print newsletters to members who do not have email.
Visiting speakers and general expenses for travel as well as print newsletters and advertising costs are also paid from membership and donations.