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Funding Opportunity Details

Small Change for Europe

Short Description

The aim of the Toepfer Foundation is to support individuals, groups or institutions in the implementation of their projects without bureaucracy and quickly. Supported by the conviction that even small changes can have a big impact, the foundation provides smaller amounts of funding (up to 5,000 euros) and offers the use of different premises if necessary.

Projects, ideas, initiatives and experiments that:
■ promote exchange, cooperation and understanding in Europe
■ deal constructively and critically with the European idea
■ dedicate themselves to the threatened cohesion of Europe
■ strengthen diversity
■ are oriented towards the common good



Arts & Culture, Civil Society, Europe, Globalisation, Intercultural Awareness, Peacebuilding, Tolerance


  • Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S.

Region/Country of implementation

  • EU

Max subsidy amount


Eligible to apply

Civil society Organisations
Civil society initiatives

Application requirements

Applications for funding can only be taken into account in exceptional cases. This usually applies where projects of others promise to make a special contribution to the goals and program of the foundation. The board of the foundation has the possibility to grant individual subsidies, which usually do not exceed the amount of 5,000 euros.

Please send information on the following points in a PDF:
■ Applicant, legal form, non-profit status
■ Type of project, goals, target group, schedule,
if necessary, cooperation partners and experiences
■ Cost and financing plan
Applications are usually answered within four to six weeks.

Funded Costs


■ covering of fees, material, equipment and public relations costs
■ travel, mobility and work grants for conferences, seminars, workshops
■ work stays in other European countries
■ scaling an existing project

Space offers:
■ Gut Siggen (up to 24 people)
■ Conference room in Hamburg (up to 14 people)
■ Renting an office, work, conference room, pop-up or co-working space

Advice / support
■ Foundation-internal and external funding requests


Contact Information