Adult education; application for funding for a facility.

The Free State of Bavaria supports adult education providers with the aim of ensuring that efficient institutions offering a wide range of educational opportunities are available throughout the state.



The Free State of Bavaria supports adult education providers with the aim of ensuring that efficient institutions offering a wide range of educational opportunities are available throughout the state.


The object of the funding is the costs incurred in operating the adult education facility.


Funding is provided to non-profit adult education institutions that are recognized as state-level adult education organizations or state-level adult education providers or are members of such organizations.

Eligible costs

Funding is granted towards the costs of operating the institutions.

Type and amount

The funding is granted as institutional funding by way of fixed-amount financing.

The amount of funding is based on the budgetary resources available and the double participant hours reported for the previous year.


The adult education institutions must have been recognized as a state-recognized adult education organization or as an agency at the state level.

In addition, the members or their institutions must meet the following requirements for funding:

  • Fulfillment of tasks within the framework of the constitutional order and the laws,
  • Willingness to disclose finances and work results to the relevant state authorities,
  • Efforts to cooperate in partnership with other adult education institutions,
  • Area of activity in Bavaria,
  • be open to everyone
  • be managed by a suitable person
  • use suitable teaching staff
  • demonstrate a minimum amount of work
  • have proved their efficiency during a certain period of time.


Grants for adult education institutions are distributed through the state-approved state organizations.

The available budget funds are distributed proportionately to the state organizations and state-level providers in accordance with a legally defined key. This key is derived from the numerical ratio of the double participant hours worked within the state organizations and the state-level providers in the previous year. The key is determined by the Ministry of Education after consultation with the State Advisory Council for Adult Education. The state organizations distribute the share to which they are entitled among their respective institutions according to an internal key to be approved by the State Ministry.

Applications for subsidies from the institutions shall be addressed to the respective state organization in accordance with the deadlines and procedures established by the latter.

Special notes

Under the Adult Education Act, grants cannot be made to individuals.



Processing time

approx. 6 months


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

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
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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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Legal bases


Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim


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