Growth and expansion - Financial aid and support programs

To help you expand your business, there are a variety of financial aid options and grants available.


Here you will find information about formalities related to this subject:

  • Order guarantee; application
    Under the "Order Guarantees" program, LfA Förderbank Bayern provides default guarantees for sureties on domestic and foreign orders as well as for order-related pre-financing assumed or granted by the applicants' principal banks.
  • Bavarian-Czech border region; application for funding for projects

    The Free State of Bavaria supports forward-looking projects in rural areas of the administrative districts of Lower Bavaria, Upper Palatinate or Upper Franconia with a cross-border character and a multidisciplinary approach.

  • Equity capital; information on granting
    Investment companies or private investors offer equity capital without the usual bank collateral, i.e. equity capital in the form of contributions as share or nominal capital, but also as a silent partnership.
  • Bioeconomy production facilities; application for funding.

    Companies that invest in production plants for the material use of biogenic raw materials with a positive climate effect can apply for funding in the BayBioeconomy Scale-Up funding program.

  • Guarantee; application for assumption
    In order to obtain bank loans, it is generally necessary to provide sufficient bank collateral. Small and medium-sized enterprises in particular often do not have such collateral. They therefore have difficulty in covering their capital requirements. Guarantees from LfA-Förderbank Bayern and Bürgschaftsbank Bayern are also intended to enable these companies to take out loans.
  • Promotional bank; information

    The development bank of the Free State of Bavaria is LfA Förderbank Bayern. It operates in the business areas of start-up, growth, innovation, energy and environment, stabilization, infrastructure and other financing (e.g. contract guarantees).

  • Commercial enterprises; application for a state guarantee

    The Free State of Bavaria provides state guarantees for loans to finance projects in the commercial sector.

  • Commercial economy; application for funding.

    The Free State of Bavaria promotes investments of commercial projects of regional economic importance in the fields of industry, handicraft, trade, tourism and other services.

  • Cross-border cooperation Bavaria - Austria; application for funding

    Cross-border cooperation in the Austrian-Bavarian border region is supported by the INTERREG VI-A program Bavaria - Austria 2021-2027.

  • Cross-border cooperation Bavaria - Czech Republic; application for funding

    The European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) is an objective within the framework of EU structural funding, which is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Through the program "Free State of Bavaria - Czech Republic (Objective ETC 2014-2020)" cross-border cooperation in the Bavarian-Czech border area is promoted.

  • Youth residence; application for a grant

    If you want to modernize, renovate or create accommodation facilities for trainees in a youth residence, you can receive funding from the Federal Employment Agency.

  • Regular bus service; application for funding

    The procurement of regular buses may be subsidized to the extent that they are necessary to maintain and improve regular services pursuant to Section 42 of the Passenger Transportation Act.

  • Non-governmental museums; application for funding

    The Free State of Bavaria awards grants for projects in the field of non-governmental museums via the Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen.

  • Care in the social local area; application for funding

    The Free State of Bavaria promotes the comprehensive and needs-based expansion of the nursing care structure so that people in need of care can remain at home in their familiar surroundings - in their local social environment - for as long as possible.

  • Economic development; information on municipal funding opportunities

    Counties and municipalities can support investment projects of foreign or domestic investors in the region.

  • Economic development; information on government funding opportunities
    Economic development serves to create new jobs and maintain existing ones. Public development loans and grants enable start-ups and medium-sized companies to achieve this goal, which is important for our population, the economy and all Bavarian regions.

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