Subsidies

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 made via the cell phone signature or a declaration of consent as an alternative to the cell phone signature. For the declaration of consent you need a separate form, which is also integrated in the online form for subsidy applications.

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

What do I generally need for my online application?

  • The cell phone signature or, if this is not available, a signed declaration of consent scanned in as a PDF file
  • If the applicant is a legal entity: A document stating who is authorized to represent the applicant. 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 commercial register, etc.
  • IBAN of the applicant for the subsidy
  • Documents/concept for the intended use
  • Financial plan structured by :
    • Income (without other subsidies)
    • Personnel costs
    • Material costs
    • other subsidies applied for or already granted and the resulting part for the city of Innsbruck
  • Statistical data, such as: Association members, user/visitor numbers, ..
  • Ev. other. Documents, such as brochures, catalogs, ..

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

In absolute exceptional cases, previously agreed with the department, subsidy applications are also possible at a later date.

Which way does my subsidy application go?

  1. You submit the online application.
  2. This is followed by a formal review in the Subsidies & Property Valuation Unit
    1. Is the application correct and complete?
    2. Are the contact details correct?
    3. Have the "right" people signed?
    4. Is the account in the name of the association? etc.
  3. If the application is correct, it will be forwarded to the relevant department (sports, culture, social affairs, etc.) for review.
  4. A decision-making body then decides whether to grant the subsidy:
    1. If the application is for up to 3,000 euros, the political officer responsible for the department decides.
    2. For applications of more than 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 made thereafter:
      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 no later than June 30 of the following year.

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.

Which subsidies have been granted so far?

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

Who are my contacts for my subsidy application?

Questions regarding content

For questions regarding content, contact the appropriate office or unit:

FamiliesService Unit Women and generations
WomenService Unit Women and generations
Integration/MigrationService Unit Strategy and integration
Children and youthService Unit Women and generations
Promotion of children and youth - operating contributionsService Unit Child and youth development
Ecclesiastical 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 and health careService Unit Inpatient care and social subsidies
SportService Unit Sports promotion and sports facility development
Teaching and educationCity Department School and education
Economy and tourismService Unit Economy and tourism

For questions regarding the subsidy application process or the online form, please contact the Service Unit Subsidies, cost and activity accounting

Fair Pay funding for cultural institutions

The City of Innsbruck is providing funding for the year 2023 to support cultural institutions in the implementation of Fair Pay measures as of January 1, 2023. The Fair Pay grant can only be applied for in connection with an artistic/cultural project. In a first phase, the top-up payment is made to 80% Fair Pay level. A Fair Pay grant can be awarded to employees with genuine and free service contracts.

Eligible to apply are legal entities that have already received funding for general cultural activity and the creation and maintenance of the structures necessary for that activity from the Office of Culture in previous years.

The funds made available as fair-pay compensation are to be used explicitly for fair-pay measures. The funding application can be submitted immediately for the year 2023.

What documents are required?

Where can I find further information?

Last updated 08.12.2022