Work with relatives; application for funding

By providing psychosocial counseling, accompanying support and relief for family caregivers of elderly people in need of care, the specialized centers for family caregivers are intended to prevent family members from falling ill and becoming nursing cases themselves as a result of the care they often provide over a long period of time (work with family members). The sponsors of specialized centers for family caregivers can receive a grant within the framework of project funding.



The purpose of the funding is to ensure a permanent, statewide service for family caregivers that complements care counseling pursuant to Section 7a of the German Social Code, Book XI or care management pursuant to Section 11, Paragraph 4 of the German Social Code, Book V. In addition to family members, other non-employed caregivers as well as affected persons can also be advised.


The funding is intended to ensure comprehensive work with relatives by specialized agencies for caring relatives. The task of the specialist center for family caregivers is to provide psychosocial counseling, support and assistance to family members on an ongoing basis and in open cooperation with all parties involved in the care network.

Recipients of funding

The primary recipients of funding are the voluntary welfare associations and their affiliated organizations, non-profit foundations and private providers, insofar as they carry out work with relatives and employ specialists.

Eligible expenses

Personnel and material expenses of the specialist unit.

Type and amount

The state grant is awarded in the form of a fixed sum within the framework of project funding. The possible lump-sum funding is based on the number of eligible specialists employed by the specialized unit. For a full-time specialist, the lump sum amounts to up to 20,000.00 euros per year.


The individual requirements for funding a specialist center for family caregivers are regulated in section I. 2. of the guideline for funding in the "Bavarian Care Network". The lump-sum funding is granted in particular to trained nursing professionals as well as to social pedagogues and comparable academic qualifications who, due to several years of professional activity, are familiar with the possibilities of assistance for caring relatives or have participated in a corresponding advanced training course. Statutory benefits are to be claimed with priority. The specialized agencies for family caregivers require municipal approval from the county or city in which they wish to operate.


The application must be submitted in writing to the Bavarian State Office for Nursing Care. The forms provided are to be used.

Special notes

Funding is provided without legal entitlement within the limits of the available budget.


Applications must be submitted by December 31 of the year preceding the funding year.

Required documents

  • Project description (structure, implementation, quality assurance, management)
  • Municipal endorsement for the specialist unit

    (Proof according to section I. 2. no. 2.3.3 of the guideline for funding in the "Bavarian Care Network")

  • Further documents required for an application can be found on the homepage of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care as well as the Bavarian State Office for Nursing Care



  • none


Administrative court proceedings; information

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Status: 12.04.2022

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