Application Review Process

Successful projects will have clear goals that conform to the objectives of one of our funding areas. With regards to content, we look at both the aims of the project as well as the way in which it is initiated and implemented.

Grant applications are initially reviewed in terms of form and content. If the outcome is positive we will appoint a member of staff as your project manager. If any documents are missing, the project manager will inform you. If the review of all submitted application documents results in a positive preliminary result, the project manager will generally contact you to arrange for a personal visit. We want to get to know you and your project in order to establish the kind of close project supervision that creates the ideal  basis for support. The knowledge and experience that we gain by closely supervising your planned project from application to project completion are important to us and may be useful for other projects.

A project is not eligible for funding if any of the following apply:

  • The applicant is not an individual or a non-profit or charitable organisation.
  • The applicant is entitled to receive public funds.
  • The requested funding is intended to cover ongoing operating costs.
  • The aims of your project do not reflect our funding priorities.
  • The applicant does not have a demonstrated need for funding.

The following projects do not correspond to our funding aims:

  • Short-term events such as conferences or symposia.
  • Holidays and leisure time activities.
  • Scholarships.
  • Lobbying or measures to support administrative activities.

There is no legal entitlement to funding.