Saxony-Anhalt: Further chance of funding for small projects

Clubs don't always need big money.

Saxony-Anhalt: Further chance of funding for small projects

Clubs don't always need big money. A few euros are often enough for the smallest of projects. After the end of a model project, the uncomplicated grants from the state continue - and twice over.

Halle (dpa/sa) - Small projects in the field of culture still have chances of simple, unbureaucratic funding by the state. The state home association of Saxony-Anhalt in Halle, which is responsible for applications, project support, accounts and factual reports, announced that the microculture fund, which started as a model project in 2020 and has already expired, will be followed by a special microculture fund for projects and investments related to Corona.

1500 euros can be requested for small projects and 3000 euros for investments. Provided they serve to “cushion the consequences of corona,” it said. According to the Ministry of Culture in Magdeburg, 55,000 euros are available annually from 2022 to 2026 as part of the Corona special fund. Clubs and individuals can apply.

For example, events are supported that have not yet taken place due to the pandemic and have therefore not been able to generate any income. There could also be money to create “pandemic resilience for the work of the association”, it said. This involves, for example, new formats that make “engagement at a distance” possible. Digitization measures are also eligible, it said. According to the state home association, it will soon make all information about the special fund public.

From 2023, a microculture fund will also be used as a regular fund with a subsidy of 1000 euros per project. Here, too, the Landesheimatbund is in charge as part of the Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Civic Engagement in the field of culture. Subject to the budget decision, according to the ministry, the subsidy pot should be filled with 20,000 euros in the coming year. In addition, the country plans to provide money to "enable the low-threshold funding of micro-projects."

During the pilot phase, there were amounts between 100 and 1000 euros for projects in the cultural sector. The application period for this ended in mid-June. According to the ministry, one hundred projects were supported with almost 70,500 euros in the funding period from 2020 to 2022. The aim was to use the fund to set small and very small projects in motion in order to "let them take shape." Since it has proven to be a success, the promotion will continue, it said.

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