Small projects fund in the Interreg VI programme Germany-Netherlands

Within the framework of cross-border cooperation programmes, citizen and small-scale projects are important and successful instruments with high European added value for removing cross-border obstacles, promoting contacts between local people and bringing border regions and their citizens closer together.
These projects can be realised within the so-called "Small Projects Fund". A small projects fund can be developed in various areas. The Interreg VI Germany-Netherlands programme currently has a small projects fund with a focus on education, governance, health and people-to-people.

The European Union supports cooperation projects between neighbouring countries. The Interreg VI Germany-Netherlands programme was created specifically for projects that focus on cooperation in the German-Dutch border region. In order to make the application procedure for Interreg funds more accessible, the German-Dutch Euregios have developed the so-called "Small Projects Fund" in coordination with each other and with the Interreg programme partners. This was specially designed for initiatives up to a maximum of €25,000 in funding. There is a simplified procedure for smaller activities with a short duration that are eligible for a lump sum of €750.
The small projects fund supports projects that focus on the following areas:
Education
E.g. student exchanges, school exchanges, cooperation between schools/universities, teacher/professor exchanges, language support, internships
Governance
Promoting cooperation between public institutions and authorities
Health
Exchange and networking, e.g. of health services, prevention, care - but also animal health and animal disease control
People-to-people
Promoting cooperation between citizens. This results in an extensive range of project opportunities, e.g. in the areas of culture, sport, history and tourism
Would you also like to work together across borders? Then you are welcome to submit an application. Below you can find out who is eligible and how you can submit an application.
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The project office staff will be happy to discuss the various funding options with you and also help you to develop your project and find suitable partners.
Ems Dollart Region
PO Box 1202
26828 Bunde
or / of
Bunderpoort 14 9693 CJ
Bad Nieuweschans
EUREGIO
Enscheder Str. 362
48599 Gronau
or / of
Gronausestraat 1258-1260
7534 AV Enschede
Euregio Rhine-Waal
Emmericher Str. 24
47533 Kleve
or / of
Postbus 220
7040 AE 's Heerenberg
euregio rhine-meuse-north
Konrad-Zuse-Ring 6 41179 Mönchengladbach

All your questions answered

  • Who can submit an application?

    Project applications can be submitted at any time by municipalities, associations of municipalities, organisations, companies and other legal entities under public and private law and natural persons who are responsible for initiating or both initiating and implementing a project. Only projects in which German and Dutch partners cooperate with each other are eligible for funding.

  • What is new?

    A simplified application procedure enables all associations, organisations and groups to participate. The processing procedure is also made easier, as the small projects fund works with lump sums. This eliminates the often time-consuming obligation to provide evidence in the form of invoices or bank statements. In future, events that generally only last one day can be supported with a lump sum of €750. For other initiatives or projects in the Small Projects Fund, funding of up to €25,000 is still possible.

  • How do I submit an application?

    Firstly, you should find out which type of project is suitable for you. You can choose between mini-projects (flat-rate funding of €750) and small projects (max. funding of €25,000). Below you will find guidelines to help you with this decision and the temporary application forms for both types of projects within the Small Projects Fund. Applications can be submitted via the electronic portal kpf.deutschland-nederland.eu. If you have any questions, please contact your local Euregio.

  • To what extent has the procedure been simplified?

    A simplified application procedure enables all associations, organisations and groups to participate. The processing procedure is also made easier, as the small projects fund works with lump sums. This eliminates the often time-consuming obligation to provide evidence in the form of invoices or bank statements. In future, events that generally only last one day can be supported with a lump sum of €750. For other initiatives or projects in the Small Projects Fund, funding of up to €25,000 is still possible.

Do you have a project idea or a specific question about the Interreg program Germany-Netherlands?
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