Request to refund Dreams that exceeded their budget
At the General Assembly it was said that there was a leftover of about 2k € from the Dreams Fund. At the same time there are Dreams that didn't get their spendings refunded, some of them because they went above their allocated budget, some of them because they didn't follow the fomalities. I would like to re-start the discussion again wether those Dreams that went over budget should get their excess money refunded or not.
Disclaimer: My Dream, the Temple of Eros, exceeded their budget by 120€, for which we have receipts. Now that I'm not part of the board anymore I'm not in this weird position of conflicting interests and can fully focus on my role as a Dreamer who spent too much money.
The reason to not refund those Dreams was to not send the message that overspending is OK and thereby motivate Dreamers to get better at budget planning.
I understand this point. We do however should allow mistakes to happen, as most of us are new to building art. If the full allocated Dreams budget had been spent, I would accept the consequences of my poor planning. But since 2k€ of the Dreams budget are left over (info from the General Assembly on Dec 8th) I have a hard time accepting my "loss" of 120€. Many people enjoyed the Tempel of Eros and a part of their ticket price which was meant to go towards Dreams is still sitting on the bank account. It seems unfair to not get back the money when there is still enough money available in the Dreams fund.
And I'm less motivated to start bigger (and potentially more risky) projects knowing that I don't have the support of the community if things go wrong even though funds are available.
Happy to discuss!