Spas and health resorts; application for funding to increase medical quality

The funding program supports Bavarian highly-predicated spas and health resorts as well as recognized medicinal spring or peat spa operations in further improving medical quality in terms of outcome quality.



With this funding program, the Free State of Bavaria will support its highly predicate health resorts and spas and its recognized medicinal spring and moor spa operations to carry out measures and examinations for the proof of medical quality in the sense of outcome quality. Thereby the acceptance of the health resort medical measures and the health in the population are to be promoted, relevant and frequent illnesses are to be prevented and the health location Bavaria is to be equally strengthened and aligned future-oriented.

The aim of the funding is to develop necessary scientific, empirical evidence on (spa) medicine and thereby further improve the medical quality in Bavaria's highly predicate spas and health resorts as well as in the recognized medicinal spring and moor spa facilities. The evidence-based criteria and indicators for increasing medical quality are to be oriented to the professional standards in a measure-specific manner. Examples are

- On the one hand, achieving sustainable patient-relevant effects, such as improvements in health status, quality of life, well-being, reduction of pain, increase in mobility, but also patient and participant satisfaction,

- on the other hand, the development and evaluation of effective new treatment methods and health-promoting measures,

if possible with the inclusion of the natural remedy or spa-specific procedure.


The object of funding is projects that are implemented as part of a therapeutic, rehabilitative, preventive or health-promoting overall spa concept.

Funding is provided in particular for studies and investigations

- to improve the evidence of preventive measures and medical interventions in the context of stays in highly rated health resorts, spas and recognized medicinal spring and peat spa facilities or

- for the orientation of the highly predicatetd health resorts, spas and recognized medicinal spring and moor spa enterprises to frequent and relevant environmental and lifestyle-related chronic diseases and complaints and medical future topics including target group-specific health-promoting offers,

if they are conducted and evaluated in a quality-assured manner with a follow-up period appropriate to the research question. In addition, funding is also provided for the use of digital technology or infrastructure measures, insofar as these are necessary for the implementation of the project.

Measures that are primarily tourism or wellness-oriented are not funded.

Recipients of funding

Funding recipients may be natural persons or legal entities.

Type and scope of funding

The grant is awarded within the framework of project funding by way of pro-rata financing.

The scope of the grant is based on the project to be funded. The grant amounts to

a) for eligible personnel and material expenses up to 70%,

b) up to 50% for eligible capital expenditure,

but not more than a total of 500,000 euros.

The recipient of the grant must contribute at least 10% of the eligible expenses.

Grants are only awarded if the eligible expenditure is set at at least EUR 100,000.


The funding of a project requires - in addition to the consideration of the object of funding (No. 1.2 of the KuHeMo-FöR) - that

a) the project is related to communities which

aa) have a recognition according to §§ 3 to 8 of the Bavarian Recognition Ordinance (BayAnerkV) or

bb) are the seat of a recognized spa and moor spa according to Part 3 of the Official Register of Recognized Spas, Health Resorts and Recreation Resorts in Bavaria or

cc) are the seat of a state spa in accordance with the Annex to the Official List of Recognized Spas, Health Resorts and Recreation Resorts in Bavaria,

b) the natural remedy or the spa-specific procedure is appropriately integrated in accordance with the predicate or the type designation in accordance with the spa character,

c) the overall concept is sufficiently scientifically substantiated at the time of application, and

d) the project has not yet been started.


The application must be submitted to the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL). In the case of applications from municipalities, the form according to sample 1a to Art. 44 BayHO must also be enclosed. The LGL is the granting authority.

Before you request the application form, we recommend that you use the short checklist to check whether you meet the main requirements for funding and whether your application has a basic chance of success or whether it can be reviewed.

The application form can be requested by e-mail here.


The Guideline for the Promotion of Measures to Improve Medical Quality in Bavaria's Highly Commended Spas and Health Resorts as well as Recognized Spas and Moorland Resorts (KuHeMo-FöR) will expire at the end of December 31, 2025.

Processing time

Due to a multi-stage review process, applications are expected to take several months to process. Please take this into account when planning your project.

Required documents

  • The application form must be accompanied by:

    a) A project description which, in addition to details of the project, in particular the title, location, start and end dates, above all presents the background and objectives as well as the significance of the project for the medical quality in the highly predicate health resorts and spas,

    b) a financing plan (itemized calculation of expenses related to the purpose of the grant with an overview of the intended financing),

    c) EU declaration on state aid ((DAWI) de minimis declaration).

    If the project includes construction measures, the application form must also be accompanied by:

    (a) planning documents consisting of

    aa) the construction program, the space program, or both, with a note of recognition, if applicable,

    bb) a general plan and - if available - a topographic map at a scale of 1:25,000 (TK 25),

    cc) a site plan of the construction project, at least on a scale of 1:1000, showing the development,

    dd) plans which verifiably demonstrate the type and scope of the construction project,

    b) preliminary decisions or other evidence of permissibility under building law,

    c) explanatory report according to model 6 of the VV to Art. 44 BayHO,

    d) cost calculation in accordance with model 5 of the Administrative Regulations for Article 44 of the Bavarian Budget Code (BayHO) or in accordance with DIN 276, whereby those costs for which a grant is requested are to be shown separately; if necessary, further cost breakdowns or calculations, the results of which were used as a basis for the cost calculation, are to be enclosed; areas and room contents are to be calculated in accordance with DIN 277.

    In individual cases, the approval authority may waive the submission of certain documents or request further documents.


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formblatt "Finanzierungsplan"
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    This form requires no signature. You can sent it electronically (e.g. by secure email or De-Mail) or as hardcopy to the responsible authority.


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