Digital regional home projects; application for funding.

The Free State of Bavaria promotes innovative, multidisciplinary homeland projects with a focus on digitization that have a positive impact on Bavaria's spatial development and, in particular, serve to strengthen regional identity.



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.

Eligible costs

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.


Essential requirements for funding

  • Home 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. In particular, it can be aimed at strengthening regional identity, but also, for example, at culture/homeland culture, public services, medical care, public transport, accessibility, integration or climate.
  • Innovative project content: The project goes beyond existing approaches in terms of content, technology or methodology in the respective thematic field of spatial development in Bavaria and thus offers a recognizable added value compared to previously existing approaches.
  • Digital focus: In the context 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, it is mandatory to examine the possibility and perspective of digitization.



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


The governments are responsible for approval. Grants can only be awarded if the project 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 funding guideline does not apply if funding under other programs of the European Union, the federal government or the Free State of Bavaria can be claimed for the funding object (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 Heimat-Digital-Regional funding guideline (01.01.2021 - 31.12.2026) without any special deadlines. An exception applies to projects with eligible expenses of 50,000 euros or less: 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")


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