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