Subsidies support many different areas of life. Find here general info about application, documents, procedure and proof documents.

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What are subsidies?

Subsidies are regulated by private law. The city is not obliged to grant them. Subsidies are therefore voluntary support from the city of Innsbruck. They can, but do not have to, consist of a monetary payment. The following types are distinguished:

  • Annual subsid ies are intended as support for recurring and ongoing costs, such as rent, personnel or energy costs of facilities.
  • Individual and project subsid ies usually support one-time, non-material projects.
  • Special subsidies support material investments.

Subsidies are governed by the subsidy regulations.

In which areas are subsidies granted?

To get an overview of which subsidies are granted, for example, you can look at the subsidy checker to see the subsidies granted in previous years.

Where & how do I submit a subsidy application?

You can submit all subsidy applications online.

The signature is done via the cell phone signature or ID Austria.

Alternatively, you can use a manual (statutory or company) signature and then upload the document. Here you must also add a valid official photo ID (driver's license, ID card, passport).

Attention: Within one calendar year the subsidy amounts are added up.

What do I need for my application?

  • Cell phone signature or ID Austria
  • if signing by hand: Drucker and scanner or camera, valid official copy of ID (passport, driver's license or ID card)
  • If the grant applicant is a legal entity: A document stating who is authorized to represent the entity. In the case of associations, this is the current extract from the register of associations, in the case of a limited liability company a current extract from the company register, etc.
  • IBAN of the subsidy applicant
  • Documents/concept for the intended use
  • Financial plan broken down by :
    • Income (without other subsidies)
    • Personnel costs
    • Material costs
    • other subsidies applied for or already granted and the resulting portion for the City of Innsbruck
  • Statistical data, such as: Association members, user/visitor numbers, ..
  • for cultural subsidies: General and sector-specific funding guidelines apply to the granting of subsidies in the cultural sector
  • Poss. other Documents, e.g. brochures, catalogs, ..

Further information on the requirements and the process can be found in the subsidy regulations of the City of Innsbruck.

In exceptional cases that have been agreed in advance with the department, subsidy applications can also be submitted at a later date.

Which way does my subsidy application go?

  1. You submit the online application.
  2. This is followed by a formal check in the Department for Subsidies & Property Valuation
    1. Is the application correct and complete?
    2. Are the contact details correct?
    3. Have the "correct" persons signed?
    4. Is the account in the name of the association? etc.
  3. If the application is correct, the application is forwarded to the specialized department (sports, culture, social affairs, ...) for examination of the content.
  4. A decision-making body then decides on the granting of the subsidy:
    1. For applications of up to 3,000 euros, the decision is made by the political officer responsible for the department.
    2. If the application exceeds 3,000 euros, a committee of the municipal council (e.g. cultural committee, committee for social affairs and housing allocation, etc.) deliberates.
    3. The decision is then made:
      1. up to 10,000 euros in the city senate,
      2. for amounts above 10,000 euros in the municipal council,
      3. Attention: Within one calendar year the subsidy amounts are added up.
  5. The application comes back to the department
  6. You will receive a reply letter and, if necessary, payment.
  7. You must provide the supporting documentation by June 30 of the following year at the latest.

How and when do I provide the supporting documents?

Information on the required evidence is provided in the commitment letter you received. The documents must be received by June 30 of the year following the subsidy payment at the latest. For this purpose, there is a verification form.

How to submit the evidence is also stated in your letter of acceptance. In principle, you need the following documents:

  • Completed and signed subsidy statement
  • Invoice receipts, made out to the subsidy recipient with payment confirmations in the amount of the subsidy (The presentation of original receipts is only required upon request)
  • For travel: Travel invoices with original travel tickets
  • Overall statement in the form of an income/expenditure statement or balance sheet
  • Proof of logo usage. Be sure logo usage is correct.
  • Invoices must be made out to the subsidy applicant.

What are the most important deadlines?

In principle, subsidy applications can be submitted until October 31 of the current year. Applications for the following year can be submitted from September 1 . The earlier you apply, the better!

Deadlines for submitting subsidy applications to City Department Culture..:

  • 17. January 2024 - submission deadline: December 28, 2023
  • 6. March 2024 - submission deadline: February 14, 2024

Due to the municipal council and mayoral elections, there will be no Culture Committee in May 2024. Applications over EUR 3,000.00 received after February 14 can therefore be dealt with in summer 2024 at the earliest. The next dates will be announced as soon as possible once the new Culture Committee has been formed.

Deadlines for submitting subsidy applications to Service Unit Inpatient care and social subsidies - Social subsidies.:

  • 5. March - Submission deadline: February 16, 2024

Deadlines for submitting subsidy applications to City Department Sports.:

  • 6. March - submission deadline: February 16, 2024
  • End of June - submission deadline: June 5, 2024
  • End of September - submission deadline: September 5, 2024
  • End of November - submission deadline: November 5, 2024

Deadlines for submitting subsidy applications for health subsidies:

Committee for Education, Society and Diversity:

  • 6. February 2024 at 4.00 p.m
  • 11. March 2024 at 4.00 p.m
  • 10. April 2024 at 4.00 p.m

The subsidy areas discussed concern the Service Unit Women and generations, the Lade Text Service Unit Strategy and integration., the City Department School and education.. and the Service Unit Education Service Center

Which subsidies have been granted so far?

In the subsidy checker you can view the subsidies granted in previous years.

Who are my contact persons for my subsidy application?

Questions about content

Please contact the relevant office or department if you have any questions:

FamiliesService Unit Women and generations
WomenService Unit Women and generations
Integration/MigrationService Unit Strategy and integration
Children and youthService Unit Women and generations
Church affairsService Unit City Archive/City Museum
CultureService Unit Cultural development and promotions - Cultural subsidies
Real estateService Unit Real Estate
Agriculture and forestryCity Department Forest and nature
Senior citizens & operation of senior citizens' homesService Unit Women and generations
Social affairs and healthService Unit Inpatient care and social subsidies - Social subsidies
SportService Unit Sports promotion and sports facility development
Teaching and educationCity Department School and education
Economy and tourismService Unit Economy and tourism

If you have any questions about the subsidy application process or the online form, please contact Service Unit Subsidies, cost and activity accounting