Regional management; application for funding

The Free State of Bavaria promotes the implementation of innovative projects in future topics of regional development through regional management and regional marketing.



Key funding requirements

  • Compliance of the projects with the provisions of the applicable Bavarian State Development Program and the relevant regional plans,
  • Compliance of the projects with existing regional development strategies,
  • Coordination of the projects with existing development initiatives,
  • Contribution of the projects to cross-sectional regional development,
  • management of the projects by the regional initiative,
  • the eligible expenditure is more than EUR 10,000 per project and more than EUR 25,000 per application,
  • Securing the overall financing,
  • an evaluation concept is available for the approval period,
  • Prior to submitting the application, a consultation meeting is held with representatives of the responsible specialist department of the Ministry of State and the responsible "Commissioner for Regional Management and Regional Initiatives" at the government, and
  • Application using the sample form.



The preliminary coordination of project ideas takes place together with the representatives for regional management and regional initiatives at the district governments and the State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy on the basis of a project outline. If the project is basically eligible for funding, a draft application is prepared by the regional initiative. Once a sufficiently mature draft has been submitted, a consultation meeting is held with the Regional Initiative, the government and the State Ministry.

Submission of applications

Applications must be submitted to the responsible district government at least six weeks before the planned start of funding.


The respective district government (higher regional planning authority) is responsible for approval. The approval period for the funding of future projects is a maximum of three years. After this period, follow-up funding for a further three years is possible. The approval period for funding for strategy development, on the other hand, is a maximum of two years.

Funding processing

The local government is responsible for the technical monitoring of project implementation. Two steering group meetings must be convened during the funding period (middle and end of the funding period) to document the progress of the project. In addition, progress reports including interim evaluations on project progress must be submitted. The verification of the use of funds is also carried out by the government.

Special notes

  • Funding is not possible if other funds from the Free State of Bavaria are used for the measure.
  • Grants may only be approved for projects that have not yet been started.
  • Funding is provided without legal entitlement within the scope of the available budget funds.
  • Data protection information (as of 02/2024)


Applications for funding can be submitted within the period of validity of the Regional Development - Regional Management funding guideline (01.01.2024 - 31.12.2026).

The start of a funding phase is possible on the 1st or 15th of each month.

Required documents

  • Application form(s)

  • Cost and financing plan

  • Timetable (timeline with textual milestones)

  • Declaration of subsidy
  • If applicable: Separate cooperation agreement


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