The GYA core funding, provided by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and the Steate of Saxony-Anhalt, is limited in both amount (about 700k€/year) and what the GYA can use it for. The role of the Fundraising Committee is to find ways to expand the current GYA funding, e.g. by establishing and maintaining contacts. Committee members also encourage GYA members to assist with these fundraising endeavours by soliciting ideas for potential funders, and working with members to approach the right funding bodies to support GYA activities. Ideally, this committee would find ways to make the AGM funding more sustainable as well.