Action Fund of the Partnership for Democracy Hellersdorf - 2019

A new action fund of partnerships for democracy Hellersdorf promotes your ideas again. Whether a joint football tournament, a skate contest or a neighborly barbecue with open-air cinema. Your creativity knows no bounds. Initiatives, free bearers or citizens of all ages can apply for a grant of up to € 600 with their project ideas for more tolerance and democracy.

The project should start at 15.5.2019 at the earliest and take place in Hellersdorf, Kaulsdorf and Mahlsdorf. All required documents are in the right column of this page.

Call for submission of project proposals at Action Fund Hellersdorf, Kaulsdorf und Mahlsdorf

As part of the partnerships for democracy Hellersdorf and Marzahn, a new action fund will be set up in 2019. 
We call on citizens of all ages, initiatives or independent sponsors to support tolerance and democracy with creative project ideas and to set an example against group-related hostility, discrimination and exclusion. 
Projects with a volume of up to 600 € can be supported. Projects that are implemented in the district can be supported. The earliest possible project start is 15.05.2019. The projects must be completed by 13.12.2019.

Submission of project ideas

The application form must be completed in full by email. Applicants from Hellersdorf, Kaulsdorf and Mahlsdorf send their applications to Forms can be downloaded from
Experience has shown that there are two award rounds. The deadline for submitting applications for the Action Fund is 8 May 2019. A second deadline is 30 August 2019.

Project selection

The decision on the allocation of subsidies is made by a jury consisting of representatives* of the Monitoring Committee of the "Partnerships for Democracy Hellersdorf" and citizens*. The following criteria are important for the evaluation of the project ideas:

- Are the contents in line with the objectives of the call for proposals?
- Was the proposal submitted on time?
- Was the maximum funding amount taken into account?

In terms of content: 
Support the projects:
1. development of democracy: 
a.    Promotion of democratic participation and negotiation processes 
b.    Strengthening voluntary structures and civil society involvement 
2. recognition of diversity: 
a.    Appreciation of diversity in society
b.    Dealing with gender issues 
3. political education: 
a.    Addressing tolerance, diversity, everyday racism and discrimination 
b.    European topics
Examples of projects approved in recent years can be found at: and

Eligible expenditure

Fees and materials can be subsidised. If larger purchases are necessary for a project, it is often possible to borrow them. We are happy to arrange contacts in this regard.