EXARC is growing fast; the number of members, our network and activities, you name it. For this reason, we applied for an operating grant, meant to help EXARC running as a professional association. This application covers only 2013 but it is very important in keeping EXARC moving forward. With this money we will be able to organise more activities, and we will be able to improve on what we already planned. We will also be able to strengthen our secretariat. Mid February 2013, news will come from Brussels if our application is successful.