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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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Elisabeth Kuntner
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 Industry Project Funding and Media Start Funding under the Vienna Media Initiative.

Facts about Vienna Media Initiative – Media Start Funding

Maximum funding amount :

10,000 euros per project 

Co-funding rate:

75%

Minimum project value:

2,000 euros

Who is eligible?

Small media companies and self-employed journalists.

Eligible costs:

Costs for external services, training and professional development, courses and consultations, internal payroll costs, and travel expenses.

Maximum project duration:

1.5 years

Assessment:

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

Upfront payment:

Up to a maximum of 50% of the approved funding amount can be paid up front.

Documents for your submission to receive Media Start Funding under the Vienna Media Initiative:

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

Legal basis under European state aid law:

De-minimis

Typical steps when applying for Media Start 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:April 30, 31 October