Pregnancy counselling; application for statutory funding by state-recognised counselling centres

The Free State of Bavaria supports the operation of a state-approved counselling centre for pregnancy issues after defining a specific catchment area.

Description

Purpose

The promotion of state-recognised counselling centres for pregnancy issues with a defined catchment area is intended to ensure a sufficient plural offer of counselling centres close to the place of residence.

Object

The personnel and material expenses necessary for the operation of a recognised counselling centre are eligible for funding. Eligible material expenses are in particular

  • Equipment of the counselling centre (office furnishings, maintenance of the rooms) to an appropriate extent.
  • Procurement and operation of hardware and software for electronic data processing, for central information and communication services and for office machines.
  • rent and ancillary rental costs for premises of an appropriate size
  • Further training measures including travel expenses
  • Supervision for full-time professionals in pregnancy conflict counselling
  • Remuneration of honorary staff, as far as necessary and the tasks cannot be covered by the professional staff
  • Office supplies
  • Insurances
  • Connection and usage costs for telecommunication, internet and postage
  • Travel expenses for full-time professionals
  • Materials for awareness raising and education
  • printed matter, advertisements, posters, other public relations announcements
  • Specialist books and journals.

Recipients of funding

Eligible to apply are the providers of recognised counselling centres for pregnancy issues with a defined catchment area which meet the requirements of Art. 16 and 17 of the Bavarian Pregnancy Counselling Act (BaySchwBerG).

Type and amount

The funding is provided as a share of the funding within the framework of statutory funding. The funding rate is 80 % of the eligible expenses of a counselling centre for pregnancy issues (necessary personnel and material expenses in accordance with the BaySchwBerG and the BaySchwBerV as amended), of which 50 % is provided by the Free State of Bavaria, 30 % by the participating districts and independent municipalities.

Prerequisites

The requirements are based on Art. 16 BaySchwBerG. This includes for example:

  • state recognition,
  • minimum staffing,
  • consultation with psychologists, doctors and lawyers,
  • opening hours,
  • annual activity report,
  • no cooperation with abortion facilities,

In addition, Art. 17 BaySchwBerG places requirements on the providers. These must, for example:

  • belong to the public or independent welfare sector,
  • have the necessary experience,
  • guarantee proper counselling and fulfilment of the obligations according to Art. 16 BaySchwBerG,
  • commit their employees to secrecy,
  • ensure that they receive supervision and professional training.

Procedure

The application and the verification of the use of funds are carried out by the Government of Middle Franconia.

Deadlines

The application shall be submitted by 1 October of the previous year at the latest.

Forms

Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Förderung von staatlich anerkannten Beratungsstellen für Schwangerschaftsfragen
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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.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Verwendungsnachweis - Förderung der staatlich anerkannten Beratungsstellen für Schwangerschaftsfragen
    Please note

    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.

Status: 12.10.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Familie, Arbeit und Soziales

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