About the Mini-Grants

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Mini-Grants are unbureaucratic support for small associations with big ideas and a limited budget. The call for proposals runs from 2 April to 31 December 2024.

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All information about the Mini-Grants 2024

What are Mini-Grants?

A Mini-Grant is a practical, uncomplicated and quick funding contribution for small associations that have big ideas but little money. "ici. here together." supports projects that promote intercultural harmony in Switzerland with small amounts from CHF 500 to CHF 2500.

Who can take part?

Your project must be related to one of two subject areas:

  • "Here together in everyday life": clubs, meetings, groups, one-on-one projects and networks that bring people from different backgrounds and cultures together to strengthen social cohesion.
  • "Here together in all our languages": services that support children up to the age of six and their families to speak their family languages outside the home, promoting social diversity.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Openness and equality: your project brings people from different countries and cultures together on an equal footing. It is aimed at people for whom there are currently not many offers.
  • You are a non-profit association or organisation with a maximum annual turnover of CHF 100,000.
  • You implement your project at the regional or local level.
  • You are a diverse team.
  • For the most part, you volunteer your time.
  • You submit your project at least 3 months before the start of the project.

We are expecting a lot of applications. Please note that we will select the most convincing ideas from the applications submitted. There is no guarantee of funding. Thank you for your understanding!

Who cannot take part?

The following are excluded from participation:

  • Individuals
  • State organisations, schools and projects supported by the CIP (Cantonal Integration Programmes)

What can a Mini-Grant be used for?

A Mini-Grant amounts to CHF 500 to CHF 2,500 and can be used:

  • to try out an idea.
  • to realise a small project.
  • to cover ongoing project costs.

How often can I take part?

  • You may only apply for a Mini-Grant for the same project once a year.
  • As an association, you may only apply for two Mini-Grants per year (for different projects).

What is the current procedure?

  • Once you submit your application, you will receive a reply within 10 weeks.
  • If your application was successful, you will receive the money immediately.
  • After completing the project, you will fill out a short final report.

Regulations and guidelines

Valerie Amrein 2023 quer

Any questions?

Valérie Amrein offers consultations. Do you have any questions or are you unsure whether you can apply for a Mini-Grant? Please make an appointment with Valérie.