Digitalbonus Bavaria; application for funding

With the Digital Bonus funding program, the Free State of Bavaria aims to support small businesses in equipping themselves for the challenges of the digital world. The Digital Bonus makes it possible to digitize through hardware and software and to improve IT security.


Maintaining competitiveness and exploiting growth potential - in the age of digitization, this is a major challenge, especially for small companies. They often lack the time and money to make the necessary investment decisions, tackle development work or manage the transition to new digital systems and business models.

Funding is provided within the company for the

  • Development, introduction or improvement of products, services and processes, through ICT hardware, ICT software as well as migration and porting of IT systems and IT applications and the
  • Introduction or improvement of IT security.

The Digital Bonus is available in the following variants:

  • Digitalbonus Standard
  • Digital bonus plus

Applications can be submitted by small commercial enterprises with a place of business in Bavaria. The subsidized measure must also be used there.

If you have any questions about the Digital Bonus, please contact the relevant district government.

Online procedures

  • Digitalbonus online beantragen

    In order to ensure the continuity of the programme in the interest of all applicants, a fixed quota of applications is set for each month. If this is exhausted, applications can be submitted again in the following month. Applications will start at 10 a.m. on the first business day of each month, with Saturday not counting as a business day. Applications that have already been started can be temporarily saved on your computer until they are finally sent. If you have already saved an application, you will not be able to upload it again, complete it and submit it until the time specified above. (Further) processing before this time is not possible.

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