The Interreg programme Danube Transnational developed a Seed Money Facility in order to support the development of projects related to the thematic priorities of the EU Startegy for the Danube Region (EUSDR). The facility provides the funding to project ideas with macro-regional relevance in order to make them ready to apply for further national, transnational, cross border, EU or other public or private funding. The maximum budget of a seed money project is EUR 50,000.00. The maximum Programme co-financing amount is up to 85% of the total budget, therefore EUR 42,500.00. The co-financing rate applies to all seed money project partners. The duration of Seed Money projects is up to 12 months. The funding is based on the principle of re-imbursement.
Applications can be submitted until 7 December 2017.
The Seed Money Facility finances the preparation of strategic,more complex projects. The projects are expected to be output-based, meaning that every project needs to provide 3 mandatory outputs:
The following types of expenditures are eligible:
Please carefully study the SMF Programme Manual for the specific eligibility rules.
In general, the Seed Money Facility supports topics related to the Priority Areas of the EU Startegy for the Danube Region. Each Priority Area defined specific topics that need to be addressed by the projects. Please find an overview of all topics in the SMF Programme Manual.
Priority Area 10 "Institutional Capacity and Cooperation" addresses the following topics:
More details on the topics are available here or in the SMF Programme Manual, respectively.
Please note that the Priority Area Coordinators follow specific procedures for the check related to the "Declaration of Alignment". Priority Area10 "Institutional Capacity and Cooperation" requires at least 10 working days for confirming the alignment of the project idea to the topics of the Seed Money Facility and signing the "Declaration of Alignment". Thus, please consider to submit your project idea in due time and not later than 13 November 2017, 12.00 CET!
Please send the project idea to one of the offices of Priority Area Coordination 10 "Institutional Capacity and Cooperation". The contact details are available here.