The Chernobyl Shelter Fund (CSF) was set up at the EBRD in 1997 to assist Ukraine in making the site of the current shelter over Chernobyl's destroyed reactor 4 stable and environmentally safe.
The fund also aims to create the conditions for the eventual dismantling and decommissioning of the contaminated structure.
To achieve these goals, the Chernobyl Shelter Fund finances the implementation of the Shelter Implementation Plan.
The initiative for the establishment of the CSF has been led by G7 governments, the European Commission and Ukraine and was announced at the 1997 G7 summit in Denver.
More governments declared their support at subsequent pledging conferences in New York (1997), Berlin (2000), London (2005), Kiev (April 2011) and London (2015).
The following contributors are members of the CSF:
Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the European Community, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The following countries have made donations: Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Korea, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, the Slovak Republic , Slovenia and Turkey.
As of November 2015 the CSF has received close to € 1.3 billion in total.
The EBRD to date has provided €500 million of its own resources to support the New Safe Confinement.