Hiking trails and lodging houses; application for funding.

The Free State of Bavaria promotes the general repair as well as the signposting of hiking trails or the acquisition and processing of information about these trails. Measures for a more environmentally friendly supply and disposal of accommodation houses are also promoted.

Description

Purpose

The purpose of the grants is to promote investments for recreation, nature experience and leisure activities in the great outdoors.

Object

Hiking trails: Funding is provided for the general renovation and signposting of existing, publicly accessible, environmentally compatible and permanent hiking trails in Bavaria for hikers and mountain climbers in the great outdoors, and for the acquisition and processing of information about these trails.

Lodging houses: Measures for environmentally compatible supply and disposal (drinking water, waste water, regenerative energy) of lodging houses in Bavaria are funded.

Recipients of funding

Hiking trails: Beneficiaries are the Bavarian Association of German Mountain and Hiking Clubs (Landesverband Bayern der Deutschen Gebirgs- und Wandervereine e. V.) and its members as well as the head office and the sections of the German Alpine Club (Deutscher Alpenverein e. V.).

Lodging houses: The grant recipients are the head office and the sections of the German Alpine Association, the Bavarian Association of German Mountain and Hiking Clubs and its members, and the Bavarian Association of Friends of Nature Germany and its members.

Eligible costs

Eligible costs are exclusively investment expenses that are necessary for the implementation of the measure to be funded.

Hiking trails: This includes construction and ancillary construction costs, including trail bridges and small-scale rerouting of hiking trails (insofar as this is necessary for structural or technical reasons and the construction/execution is compatible with nature), expenses for the signposting of hiking trails (insofar as it is carried out according to uniform specifications), as well as for surveying and GPS documentation. The determination and accounting of eligible costs on the basis of cost benchmarks is generally permissible.

Lodging houses: Includes construction and ancillary construction costs for measures for environmentally compatible supply and disposal at existing lodging houses or replacement buildings.

Type and scope

The grant is awarded as project funding by way of partial financing as a subsidy for the total eligible expenditure.

The subsidy rate for hiking trails amounts to a maximum of 50 percent of the total eligible expenditure, and the subsidies for the general renovation and signposting of hiking trails amount to a maximum of 200,000 euros per year for the Bavarian Association of German Mountain and Hiking Clubs (Landesverband Bayern der Deutschen Gebirgs- und Wandervereine e. V.) and for the German Alpine Club (Deutscher Alpenverein e. V.). The de minimis limit for eligible expenses is 2,000 euros per individual measure.

The funding rate for measures to ensure environmentally compatible supply and disposal of accommodation facilities is a maximum of 25 percent of the total eligible expenditure; the maximum funding amount per individual measure for an accommodation facility is 25,000 euros. In justified individual cases, the maximum funding amount may be exceeded. The de minimis limit for eligible expenses is 10,000 euros per package of measures for an accommodation building.

Prerequisites

Trails:

  • General repair must go beyond ongoing maintenance
  • Application possible at the earliest every three years or after damage due to natural event

Lodging houses:

  • Only huts corresponding to DAV category I or hikers' homes not suitable for longer-term stays
  • Application possible at the earliest after expiry of the earmarking period of a previous measure or after damage due to a natural event or technical progress.

Procedure

The form under "Forms" is to be used as the application for the grant. The application must be submitted to the responsible government.

Responsible governments:

  • Government of Upper Franconia: responsible for measures of the Bavarian Regional Association of the German Mountain and Hiking Clubs e. V. and the Bavarian Regional Association of the Naturefriends of Germany e. V., in each case including their members
  • Government of Upper Bavaria: responsible for measures of the head office and sections of the German Alpine Association e. V.

Applications for grants by members or sections are to be submitted to the responsible government via the respective state association or head office.

The regional associations or the main office should collect the applications of their members or sections for one year and submit them in bundled form. The applicant, and thus also the grantee, does not change as a result of the bundling alone.

Deadlines

Applications must be submitted before the start of the project. The project may not be started before the decision on the application or the approval of the early start of the project.

Required documents

  • a description of the project including planning documents
  • a breakdown of expenditure and a financing plan
  • an opinion on whether the relevant provisions of public law have been observed and the interests of environmental protection, nature conservation and water management have been taken into account
  • in the case of construction measures, the documents listed in Annex 4a to Art. 44 BayHO

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Gewährung einer Zuwendung nach den Förderrichtlinien für Wanderwege, Unterkunftshäuser und Grund- und Erholungsanlage
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Auszahlungsantrag (für nicht kommunale Antragsteller)
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Verwendungsnachweis (für nicht kommunale Antragsteller)
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Übersicht über die Ausgaben (für nicht kommunale Antragsteller)
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

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Status: 21.09.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

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