It is highly recommended to make an appointment with the responsible Euroregion in good time. Getting funding from the Small Project Fund is not very complicated, but there are a few possible mistakes that seem small and yet can have serious consequences.
The lead partner principle applies to the small project fund. So you first have to decide which partner will act as lead partner. The responsible Euroregion and within it the responsible side is the one in which the lead partner is based.
Your contact persons for the KPF in the Elbe / Labe Euroregion are Ms. Richter and Ms. Kosourová on the German side and Ms. Heinzlová and Ms. Rožánková on the Czech side. You can find the contact information here:
You can reach the other Saxon-Czech Euroregions here:
The funding from the small project fund is always paid out after the project has been completed and settled. There are no advances, so the project must be fully pre-financed.
Please do not underestimate the necessary duration of the pre-financing. This can be up to 1.5 years without billing problems, and longer if problems arise. A short explanation (you can find the billing procedure on the last tab):
- Your project can run for up to a year. It can therefore happen that you can only include the costs incurred in the billing after a year. Interim billing is not possible.
- After the project is complete, you must receive and settle all invoices. Then you need to compile the accounting documents.
- You then submit the documents to the Euroregion. Only a formal preliminary examination takes place here, which can be done quickly if no problems are identified. However, the statements are only forwarded to the Sächsische Aufbaubank (SAB) for review on a quarterly basis. In the worst case, it will take another three months.
- The SAB then has max. three months to review the receipts. If the result is positive, the funds will be paid out relatively soon.
Without any culpable delay on the part of one of the parties involved, there can be a long period of time between payment of the first invoice and payment of the funding.
Tip: If necessary, divide your project into parts (caution: avoid repetitions, otherwise the funding rate will be reduced - see here ) so as not to have to wait a year for the submission of the statement. However, this increases the effort required to submit an application.