Health promotion and prevention; application for funding as part of the "Healthy.Living.Bavaria." initiative

With the Healthy.Living.Bavaria. initiative, the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care promotes knowledge-based and quality-assured model projects that take into account individual behavior as well as conditions in the living environment.


Purpose and object of the funding

The goal of the Initiative Gesund.Leben.Bayern. (GLB) is to promote and support prevention measures. The focus is on the four central fields of action of the Bavarian Prevention Plan:

  • Growing up healthy in the family, in daycare facilities, in other child and youth welfare facilities, and in schools.
  • Health literacy in the world of work and a culture of prevention in the workplace
  • Healthy aging in a self-determined living environment
  • Equal health opportunities

Preference is also given to projects that strengthen health literacy and are related to the key topics (see "Further links") of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care.

Recipients of funding

Projects can be planned and implemented by a variety of partners. Applicants may include: Colleges and universities, associations, charities, health care stakeholders and institutions, and others.

Eligible costs

Only personnel and material expenses that are causally related to the project, are necessary for the implementation of the project and comply with the principles of economic efficiency and economy are eligible for funding. Investment costs are not eligible for funding.

Amount of the grant

There are no fixed requirements for the maximum financial support. When drawing up the financial plan, a 20% own contribution must be taken into account. Non-university institutions must also contribute half of their own share, i.e. 10% of the total project budget, in cash.


A prerequisite for funding by the Health Initiative is that implementation of the project has not yet begun and will not begin before the notification of the grant is issued.

Advertising measures for products, individual companies or persons are not funded. It is therefore important that neutral partners, who are subject to binding forms of financial presentation and organization, are involved.

An evaluation of the measure is also required on a regular basis.


Applications can generally be submitted to the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) throughout the year. All applications received are reviewed in a multi-stage process and submitted to the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care (StMGP) for a decision. An application should therefore be submitted with sufficient advance notice of the planned start of the project. We therefore recommend that you submit your application at least four months before the planned start of the project.

To submit your application, please use the current application form as well as the cost and financing plan. The documents are available for download in the "Forms" section. Here you will also find detailed "Instructions for applicants".

The Bavarian Center for Prevention and Health Promotion (ZPG) at the LGL will provide you with technical advice and the LGL's funding department will handle the organizational aspects of the funding.

Special notes

Guiding principles of the health initiative:

  • Priority is given to health promotion and primary prevention projects over secondary and tertiary prevention approaches in the above-mentioned fields of action.
  • Preference will be given to projects that intervene in a lifeworld-oriented manner ("setting approach") or that represent an effective combination of individual-related behavioral prevention and environment-related situational prevention.
  • Projects should be socially inclusive and include gender and migration aspects. The aim is to reduce social inequality.
  • An important funding criterion is knowledge-based, evaluation and quality management of all measures. The current scientific status is to be presented in the project description. Already in the planning stage, project-related appropriate evaluation strategies should be included to achieve the objectives.
  • Projects should include participatory elements, if appropriate, such as active involvement of the target group in planning, implementation or evaluation.
  • Projects should be innovative, have a model character and a possible future transfer should be taken into account from the beginning, e.g. also through the preparation of transfer aids and the consideration of the structural requirements at the potential transfer partner already during the project planning.
  • If possible, projects should be carried out in cooperations that can serve as a sustainable basis for a continuation of proven projects. Especially practice-science cooperations are desired, also intersectoral cooperations, which can meet the problems effectively and sustainably with a common objective.

Other information

  • The grant recipient is obliged to regularly refer to the funding from the Health Initiative Healthy.Life.Bavaria in publications and other public relations work. The logo introduced for the funding area, which is provided by the State Ministry for Health and Care, must always be used.
  • After receipt of the grant notification, a one-page project description must be submitted for the Health Initiative website.
  • For projects funded for more than one year, an interim report must be submitted once a year in electronic format. The form will be provided by the LGL.
  • Within six months of the completion of the funded project, the grantee must submit to the LGL a final and self-evaluation report in electronic form and, if necessary, additional data required for an evaluation. Templates for the final and self-evaluation reports will be provided by the LGL. The Recipient undertakes to collect and document the data necessary for the preparation of the self-evaluation report during the project period.
  • Proof of the use of the project funds must be provided. The proof of use must be submitted to the LGL within a specified period of time.
  • No funding from other budgetary resources of the Free State of Bavaria may be claimed for measures funded according to these principles. If federal or EU funds are granted for this purpose, the state subsidy will be reduced accordingly. The grant applied for is a subsidy within the meaning of Section 264 of the German Criminal Code (StGB) (subsidy fraud). The facts relevant to the granting of the subsidy are subsidy-relevant within the meaning of Section 264 StGB. A declaration to this effect must be made together with the grant application.


We recommend that you submit your application at least four months in advance of the planned start of the project.

Processing time

The processing time is at least four months.

Required documents

  • GLB application form

  • GLB cost and financing plan

  • where appropriate, the opinion of a data protection officer

  • If applicable, vote of the ethics committee

  • if applicable, de minimis form or SGEI form


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Gesund.Leben.Bayern - Antragsformular
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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: Gesund.Leben.Bayern. - Kosten- und Finanzierungsplan
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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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Administrative court proceedings; information

The applicant may lodge an appeal against the notice of grant or rejection within one month of its notification. The appeal may be lodged in writing, on record or electronically in a form approved for the written form substitute. The filing of an appeal by simple e-mail is not permitted and has no legal effect. As of 01.01.2022, the group of persons named in Section 55d VwGO must submit appeals electronically as a matter of principle. By virtue of federal law, a procedural fee will become due in legal proceedings before the administrative courts as a result of the filing of the action. The relevant instructions on legal remedies in the notice must be observed.


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