The funding aims, among other things, to promote and secure equal living and working conditions throughout Bavaria, to enable digital participation and equal digital opportunities in all regions of Bavaria, and to strengthen the attractiveness of densely populated areas and rural areas. The funded projects are intended to help preserve and shape livable homelands in all parts of Bavaria and to support the strengthening of citizens' awareness of and attachment to their homeland.
The grant will be used to support the implementation of homeland projects with a focus on digitization that are innovative in nature, have a multidisciplinary approach and support the development of Bavaria in line with the purpose of the grant.
Recipient of the grant
Those eligible to apply for and receive funding are counties, districts, independent cities, associations, foundations, and tax-privileged entrepreneurial companies (limited liability) and limited liability companies. Other legal entities under public or private law are also eligible if at least one member or shareholder is a county, district or independent city.
Funding is available for expenses for personnel, travel and overnight accommodations, hospitality at high-profile events, public relations, external consulting and services, investments in digital goods (for example, apps, websites and other online offerings) and other services provided by third parties and other investments.
Type and amount
The grant is provided as project funding by way of pro-rata financing. It amounts to a maximum of 300,000 euros per project. The basic funding rate is up to 50 percent and is increased by up to 15 percentage points for projects in rural areas and in areas with a special need for action, and by up to 10 percentage points for inter-municipal or inter-regional cooperation.