Each funding programme is different in terms of geographical location, thematic focus and type of funding. It should also be noted that each funding programme has specific thematic priorities for the individual funding period and in some cases the National Agencies set their own national/regional funding priorities. In order to increase the chances of success, these should be taken into account especially in the conception and application process. In addition, it is advisable to keep yourself informed about the individual calls of the appropriate funding channels in order to be able to react to a suitable call.
The suitable funding programme can be determined on the basis of the following criteria:
- Local location of the project and the project partners and geographical focus of the funding programme
- Thematic embedding in the funding programme
- Type of financing (full or partial financing)
- Thematic priorities of the funding period
- Project durations of the funding programmes
It is highly recommended to conduct information and counselling interviews before submitting the application in order to be able to adapt the project idea according to the formal and content-related criteria of the funding institution and minimise weaknesses. Depending on the funding programme, other institutions are responsible for this. It is important to decide which funding programme the project should be submitted to and to find out about the respective funding body/national agency afterwards. Contact details can be often found on the websites of the funding bodies/national agencies. An overview of individual funding programmes can be found here.