Everyday skills - schools for life; application for funding for measures at non-governmental schools

Non-governmental schools can apply for funding for practical weeks or practical modules as part of the "Everyday Skills - School for Life" concept.


Within the framework of the concept, the entire school family works together across subjects and with qualified external partners. In terms of content, the "Everyday Skills - School for Life" encompass the entire area of everyday skills and life economy with the fields of action health, nutrition, household management, self-determined consumer behavior, environmental behavior and digital acting.


Funding is provided for measures to implement the "Everyday Skills - School for Life" concept for students at municipal schools and private alternative schools as part of project weeks, particularly in conjunction with specialist presentations and excursions.


Eligible for funding is the implementation of project weeks in accordance with the concept "Everyday Skills - School for Life" at elementary schools, middle schools, junior high schools, high schools, special schools, business schools and schools of a special kind in the form of one project week each in the course of grades 1 to 4 and grades 5 to 9.

Recipients of funding

The recipients of the grants are the sponsors of municipal schools and the sponsors of state-approved and recognized alternative schools in Bavaria.

Eligible costs

Eligible costs for the implementation of the project weeks or project modules are:

  • Fees for external partners and experts
  • Travel costs for students to extracurricular places of learning in the context of classroom visits and excursions
  • Material costs (materials, food, etc.)

Type and amount

The funding is provided as a non-repayable one-time grant or allocation (project funding) in the form of fixed-amount financing. The maximum amount of funding for an individual school per school year is calculated by multiplying the number of classes in grades 1 to 9 by 100 euros. This amount is available in total for projects of all classes in a selected grade in which the project week takes place.


  • A project week is held at the school for students in grades 1 to 4 and grades 5 to 9.
  • The project week is implemented over five consecutive days or as part of multi-day project modules (divided into a two-day and a three-day project block).
  • The project weeks are implemented with the involvement of qualified external experts and extracurricular learning venues, e.g. in the form of cooperation with farms, initiatives for sustainability and environmental protection or health education campaigns. Programs such as "Erlebnis Bauernhof," "Landfrauen machen Schule," "Ernährung macht Schule," "Wissen wie's wächst und schmeckt," "Partnerschule Verbraucherbildung," "Umweltschule in Europa," or "Landesprogramm für die gute, gesunde Schule Bayern" can be integrated.


Overview of the procedure in non-governmental schools:

  1. Planning of the project week by the school
  2. Forwarding of the concept to the school board
  3. Application and sending of the application form by the school board via e-mail to the responsible government.
  4. Approval by the government
  5. Implementation of the project week (preferably five continuous days during the school year, alternatively divided into two parts) in all classes of a grade level determined by the school management (grades 1 - 4 or 5 - 9).
  6. Forwarding of information on the successful implementation of the project weeks from the schools to the school authorities for the preparation of the proof of use by the school authorities; dispatch of the proof of use by mail within six months after the end of the approval period.
  7. After presentation of the confirmation of use, the government initiates the payment of the grant amount to the school board (possibility of applying for partial payment if expenses exceeding 50% of the grant amount are documented).

Special notes

Click on "Further links" to access information on the implementation (collection of previous letters from the Ministry of Education and checklists with important information on the implementation, etc.) and forms. Please note the different procedures for governmental and non-governmental schools (municipal schools and private alternative schools) before planning and implementing the project weeks and calling up your available budget. This will help you avoid possible inquiries by the governments and delays in the payment of invoices.

School boards of schools located in different governmental districts each submit a separate application to the respective government responsible.

The project weeks are mandatory for municipal schools.


The application must be submitted to the responsible government by the school board using the electronically provided application form (see under "Forms") by November 15 of each year (cut-off deadline).

The project week must be carried out by the end of July of a school year.

The grant recipients must submit proof of use (without submitting receipts) in accordance with the sample provided by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs (see under "Forms") to the responsible government no later than six months after the end of the grant period.


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Legal bases


Objection, administrative court action


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