Digital regional home projects; application for funding

The Free State of Bavaria promotes innovative, interdisciplinary local projects with a focus on digitalization that have a positive impact on the spatial development of Bavaria and in particular serve to strengthen regional identity.



Key funding requirements

  • Local project: The project has a positive impact on the spatial development of Bavaria and serves in particular to strengthen regional identity.
  • Interdisciplinary approach: The project covers at least two subject areas. It can focus in particular on strengthening regional identity, but also, for example, on culture/home culture, services of general interest, medical care, public transport, accessibility, integration or climate.
  • Innovative project content: In terms of content, technology or methodology, the project goes beyond existing approaches in the respective thematic field of spatial development in Bavaria and thus offers recognizable added value compared to existing approaches.
  • Digital focus: As part of the project, for example, an app or internet platform is created or "smart" or networked applications are realized. In the case of a feasibility study, the possibility and prospects of digitalization must be examined.



A project outline must first be submitted to the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance and Home Affairs for a basic assessment of eligibility for funding. Before submitting the application, a consultation meeting must also be held with representatives of the State Ministry and the local government (granting authority). Applications for funding can be submitted to the granting authority or via the linked online procedure.


The governments are responsible for approval. Grants can only be approved if the project in question has not yet begun. The approval period for project implementation is a maximum of three years.

Special notes

Exclusion criteria

Funding under the Heimat-Digital-Regional-Förderrichtlinie is not available if funding can be claimed for the funding object under other programs of the European Union, the federal government or the Free State of Bavaria (prohibition of multiple funding). However, co-financing of a project funded by an EU or federal program is possible if the EU or federal program requires or permits state co-financing.


Applications for funding can be submitted within the period of validity of the Home Digital Regional Funding Guideline (01.01.2021 - 31.12.2026) without any special deadlines. An exception applies to projects with eligible expenditure of no more than 50,000 euros: For these, the application must be submitted by September 30 of the year preceding the planned project start.

Required documents

  • Subsidy declaration (see under "Forms")

  • Co-financing declaration(s)

  • Financing plan (see under "Forms")

  • Evaluation overview (see under "Forms")


Online procedures


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