Apply for subsidy for activities for city district

You can apply for a subsidy for one-time 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.

What is it?

The subsidy for activities 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).

The subsidy can be requested only by or through a residents organisation, foundation or neighbourhood association. Would you like to apply for the subsidy as an individual or a group? Look at the conditions.


The most important conditions to be considered 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 project or event.
  • 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 needs to be open to the public.
  • You cannot apply for a subsidy to compensate volunteer work or refreshments.
  • The municipality can pay the subsidy to a legal entity, for example a residents’ association or foundation.
  • You can apply as an individual or a group. 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 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. The registration fee with the notary is € 500.

Contract with legal entity

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 (still) have not found a legal entity to apply for the subsidy for you, 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.


You can apply for subsidy for activities 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.
Important: Use only 1 of the options above. If you submit the application in more than 1 way, it can lead to delays.


Apply for a subsidy for activities

With the PDF form

  • Download the Application form for activities for city district.
Application form for activities for city district (PDF, 276,9 kB)
  • Complete the form and submit it with the required documents by email to: 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 your application within 4 working days after submitting your application.
  • The city district aims to take a decision within 6 weeks after it receives your completed application.
  • If your application has been approved, you will get the subsidy in your bank account within 1 week.