Apply for subsidy for activities for city district

You can apply for a subsidy for one-off activities in your city district. It should be activities which contribute to the liveability, cohesion and cooperation in your neighbourhood. For example, a street party, neighbourhood barbecue or other activities for residents.

Due to the coronavirus you can get a response to your subsidy application by letter or email. For this reason you need to fill in your email address in your application. Do not miss the answer. Make sure to check your inbox.

What is it?

The activities subsidy is a neighbourhood subsidy and the activities should therefore fit in with your city district's neighbourhood programmes. Residents and the municipality set up these neighbourhood programmes together and they are meant to improve the liveability and the well-being in your neighbourhood or city district. Take a look at the Neighbourhood programmes for 2016-2019 (Wijkprogramma's).

Subsidy amount

The amount of subsidy you can get depends on the scope of the activity.

  • For an activity for the street you can apply for a maximum of € 750.
  • For an activity for the neighbourhood you can apply for a maximum of € 1,500.
  • For an activity for the district you can apply for a maximum of € 5,000.

Conditions

The most important conditions to be eligible for an activities subsidy are:

  • Your idea is meant specifically for the city district where you are applying for the subsidy.
  • The subsidy is meant for a one-off expense.
  • Your idea should fit in with the ambitions of the Neighbourhood programmes for 2016-2019.
  • The subsidy is meant for ideas in the areas of participation, liveability, well-being, youth and culture.
  • You need to complete a business plan and a budget with an expense sheet in your application form. It is also possible to add an attachment with extra information at the end of the form.
  • The activity must be open to the public.
  • You cannot apply for a subsidy for payments for volunteer work or refreshments.
  • The municipality can pay the subsidy to a legal entity, for example a residents’ association or foundation.
  • The municipality can pay an amount of up to € 750 to natural persons.
  • You can apply as an individual or a group. For amounts above € 750 you must do this through a legal entity such as an association, foundation or private/public limited company. You will first need to ask their permission. The city district office can help you find a suitable legal entity to team up with. Please contact the city district office where you would like to organise the activity.
  • If your residents' group is not a legal entity, you can establish a foundation or association based on a model-deed. You must register it with a notary. There are fees for this service.

Are you the initiator and have you submitted your application through a legal entity? Then you will need to complete and sign a city district subsidy contract between you and the legal entity (volunteer organisation or residents’ association). You can get a sample contract at the city district office. If you have not yet found a legal entity to apply for your activities subsidy, your city district can help you with this.

Needed to apply

  • budget plan
  • list of expenses

Make sure you have all your information at hand.

Apply

You can apply for the activities subsidy in 3 ways:

  • Online using the button below.
  • Completing the application form (PDF) and sending it as an attachment in an email.
  • Completing the application form (PDF), printing it out and sending it by post.
Do not choose more than 1 of the above options. If you submit the application in more than 1 way, it can lead to delays.

Online

Apply for an activities subsidy

With the PDF form

  • Download the Application form for activities subsidy for city district.
Application form for activities for city district (PDF, 276,9 kB)
  • Complete the form and send it with the required documents by email to: subsidies@denhaag.nl or print it out and send it by post to:

Burgemeester en wethouders
Centraal Subsidiebureau
Postbus 16106
2500 BC Den Haag

How long does it take?

  • You will receive a confirmation of receipt within 4 working days after submitting your application.
  • The municipality will notify you of the decision on whether your application has been approved or denied within 6 weeks after receiving your completed application.
  • If your application is approved, you will get the subsidy in your bank account within 1 week.

Questions?