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Consulting Funding

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Consulting Funding

2022-01-10

The Federal Office of Economics and Export Control’s (BAFA) “Support for business know-how” funding program promotes consulting services for small and medium-sized enterprises. Companies can obtain advice from qualified consultants on all economic, financial, personnel and organizational issues relating to company management.

Only consulting services provided by consultants who are registered with the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) are eligible for funding. For the registration the proof of the consultant qualification, a quality management and consulting experience is necessary. The consultant registration must be updated every 2 years.

I have years of experience in consulting companies in technical communication as well as their digitalization and I am registered at the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) with the

BAFA-ID 182985

as a consultant.

This BAFA ID must be specified in the funding application.

Eligibility to apply

  • Self-employed persons (including freelancers) or entrepreneurs with their place of business in Germany are eligible to apply.
  • The company must comply with the SME standard. This means that it must have fewer than 250 employees, annual sales of no more than €50 million or an annual balance sheet total of no more than €43 million.
  • There is no legal entitlement to the funding.

Object of support

General consulting on all economic, financial, personnel and organizational issues of business management, for example:

  • Consulting on the consistency of product data throughout the company
  • Consulting on the development of an editorial or image guide
  • Consulting on efficient translation and localization workflows
  • Advice on streamlining workflows and processes
  • Consulting on collaboration in workgroups

Grant amount

The amount of the grant is based on the maximum eligible consulting costs as well as the location of the company.

  • Young companies (not longer than 2 years on the market)
    max. consulting costs 4.000 €New federal states (without Berlin and without Leipzig region)
    subsidy rate 80 %
    maximum grant 3,200 €Lüneburg region
    funding rate 60 %
    maximum grant 2,400 €

    Old federal states (without Lüneburg region) with Berlin and Leipzig region
    Funding rate 50 %
    maximum grant 2,000 €

 

  • Existing companies (from the third year after foundation)
    maximum consulting costs 3,000 €New federal states (without Berlin and without Leipzig region)
    subsidy rate 80 %
    maximum grant € 2,400Lüneburg region
    funding rate 60 %
    maximum grant 1,800 €

    Old federal states (without Lüneburg region) with Berlin and Leipzig region
    Funding rate 50 %
    maximum grant 1,500 €

 

  • Companies in difficulty (all locations)
    maximum consulting costs € 3,000
    funding rate 90 %
    maximum grant € 2,700
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