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Carina Trafoier
Funding

As a funding expert for the creative and media industries, I facilitate related projects – from submission and evaluation to project support and completion – and am available for consultations. I currently provide support for Creative Industries and Media Funding.

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Evelyn Hemmer
Funding ∣ Team Leader

My job is to continuously refine our services for businesses in the creative and media industries, ensure smooth workflows, and run the Vienna Media Initiative. I provide consultations on our funding opportunties for creative enterprises and media businesses. 

Facts about the Media Project Funding under the Vienna Media Initiative

Maximum funding amount:

100,000 euros per project 

Co-funding rates:

60% for media companies in the process of being founded, and 45% for existing media companies.

Minimum project value:

10,000 euros

Who is eligible?

Existing media companies and media companies in the process of being founded in Vienna.

Bonus:

Women's bonus: 10,000 euros. The women's bonus is awarded if your development proposal is managed by a woman with the necessary qualifications.

Business sectors:

Media Project Funding under the Vienna Media Initiative is meant for existing media companies and media companies in the process of being founded.

Eligible costs:

Internal payroll costs, courses, and professional development programmes as well as consultation costs or travel expenses.

Maximum project duration:

2 years

Documents for your application to receive Media Project Funding under the Vienna Media Initiative:

A duly completed online funding application, an application authenticity certificate along with a de minimis declaration, your latest financial accounts, and/or an income statement.

Upfront payment:

Up to a maximum of 50% of the approved funding amount can be paid up front. Don't forget to your biannual progress report on your development proposal.

Assessment:

An independent jury will assess your submission and provide a recommendation for your development proposal's funding.

Submission:

You can apply for Media Project Funding under the Vienna Media Initiative on our online portal anytime.

Legal basis under European state aid law:

De minimis

Typical steps when applying for Media Project Funding under the Vienna Media Initiative

1.
Developing a project idea
2.
Consultations at the Vienna Business Agency
3.
Selecting the funding that's right for you
4.
Organising your project content
5.
Online project submission
6.
Project assessment by a jury
7.
Communication of the outcome by the Vienna Business Agency

Information material on Media Project Funding under the Vienna Media Initiative

Deadlines and submission

Submission period:1 January 2024 to 31 October 2025
Submission deadlines 2024:30 April, 31 October