Community development concepts; application for funding

The Free State of Bavaria strengthens rural communities as sustainable, attractive and vital living spaces by promoting holistic concepts for their future development.



With community development, the Rural Development Administration supports the improvement of location quality and living conditions in the communities and thus strengthens rural areas as a whole. Successful and sustainable community development activates self-reliance, strengthens existing potential and involves citizens in participation processes. Based on an identified need for action in all villages of the municipality, measures are defined according to urgency as well as time and financial possibilities of the municipality and the Office for Rural Development.


Funding is provided for the development of a holistic concept for the future development of a community.

Recipients of funding

Municipalities and cities are eligible to apply.

Eligible costs

Funding is provided for the costs of developing the concept.

Type and amount

Funding is provided in the form of a grant (project funding).

Depending on the project and the financial strength of the municipality, the funding rate is up to 75%, with a maximum of 50,000.00 euros of the eligible costs.



The application for funding must be submitted to the locally responsible Office for Rural Development.


Grants can only be awarded if the project has not yet begun.



Processing time

The responsible office for rural development examines the application and approves the funding. The duration depends on the size and difficulty of the community area.


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Gewährung einer Zuwendung - Integrierte Ländliche Entwicklung
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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.


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Status: 20.02.2023

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten

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