The development of IFLA Standards is, in general, carried out through the voluntary contribution of (sometimes significant) time and financial support by or for Standing Committee members and other volunteers working with the relevant Standing Committee or other Professional Unit.

In some circumstances, additional funding from IFLA Professional Committee Funds is agreed by the Professional Committee to ensure a standard is produced that reflects the high quality expected by IFLA Members. IFLA Professional Units may request such additional funding through the normal Professional Committee’s Project Funding process.

The Professional Committee has also set aside each year an amount of 6000 Euros (or equivalent) to support the development and ongoing maintenance of the conceptual models and bibliographic standards managed by the IFLA Review Groups. The process for allocating these funds follows the same procedure as that of the Project Funding process (above) but is overseen by the Advisory Committee on Standards, which reports its decisions to the Professional Committee.