Birgit Bachmann

As a funding expert for neighbourhood businesses, I facilitate related projects from submission to evaluation and project support to project completion and am available for consultations. I am currently responsible for U-Bahn (Subway) Support Funding.

Facts about U-Bahn (Subway) Support Funding

Maximum funding amount per calendar year:

10,000 euros for lease costs, 7,000 euros for initiative projects

Funding rates:

50% for lease costs, 80% for initiative projects

Who is eligible?

Our funding is for street-level businesses in Vienna and helps to cover lease costs or the implementation of new ideas (initiative projects) to boost sales.

Business sectors:

Commercial operations from all business sectors with fewer than 50 employees.

Eligible costs:

Lease payments, including running costs and maintenance contribution, but without VAT.


On an ongoing basis, until the subway (U-Bahn) construction is completed. You can apply on our online portal anytime.

Documents to be submitted:

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


Funding applications are assessed on a first-come, first-served basis: In other words, companies that meet the funding criteria and are the first to submit their funding application will be granted funding approval.

Legal basis under European state aid law:

De minimis

Submission deadlines:

Ongoing from January 1, 2024

Typical steps when applying for U-Bahn (Subway) Support Funding

Consultations by the Vienna Business Agency
Selecting the funding that's right for you
Online project submission
Project assessment by a jury
Communication of the outcome by the Vienna Business Agency

Events & workshops

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Information material on U-Bahn (Subway) Support Funding

Deadlines and submission

Submission period:1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026
Submission deadlines 2024:Ongoing from 1 January 2024