Commercial economy; application for funding.

The Free State of Bavaria promotes investments of commercial projects of regional economic importance in the fields of industry, handicraft, trade, tourism and other services.



Funding is possible in particular

  • for investments that are significant for the regional economy,
  • in the case of a small or medium-sized (commercial) enterprise (SME definition of the European Commission).
  • if the minimum investment limits are observed,
  • if there is no violation of the early start rule (i.e. the investment project has not already been started)
  • if the primary effect (supra-regional sales) is fulfilled or if significant regional economic effects are triggered,
  • if the Afa criterion or the job criterion is fulfilled,
  • if there is no duplication of funding (subsidiarity with other programs).
  • if the minimum investment sum is usually 500,000 euros (in areas with special need for action (RmbH) 200,000 euros) or in the C and D support areas of the joint task "Improvement of the regional economic structure" (GRW) 200,000 euros.



Applications must be submitted to the relevant government before the project begins.

Applications for Bavarian regional funding (commercial economy, tourism industry and all special programs,) can also be submitted online as part of a pilot project if the user and investor of the measure are identical.

Within the framework of GRW, funding applications can be submitted online to the government of Upper Franconia, Upper Palatinate and Lower Bavaria.

In the case of an online application and authentication via the Elster business account, a paper application and signature is not required

Before submitting the application, a consultation with the responsible district government is recommended.


The governments are responsible for approval.


Applications must be submitted before the start of the project.



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