Vienna is providing the Vienna Tourist Board and its Convention Bureau with an additional €4 million to support national and international planners of meetings held in the city, from 1 May 2021 to 31 December 2023. Up to €60,000 of funding per event is now available.
The new funding measure comprises three modules. In order to apply for funding, the basic requirements of funding module 1 must be met:
- Module 1: The event takes place in a Viennese location against payment, includes at least 50 participants present on site and has a minimum duration of four hours
- Module 2: If the congress or corporate event also generates overnight stays, funding module 2 can also be applied for. In this case, the number of overnight stays in Viennese accommodation establishments must amount to at least 10% (2021), 30% (2022) or 50% (2023) of the total number of participants on site
- Module 3: If costs are demonstrably incurred for the continuous implementation of the event as a hybrid meeting, the requirement for funding module 3 is met
The maximum funding amount per event corresponds to the actual costs paid or, if the requirements of all three funding modules are met, amounts to €60,000. The maximum funding amounts per module depend on the number of participants.
Who is eligible?
Both national and international organisers can apply for the Vienna Meeting Fund 2021-2023. The prerequisite is that they plan and hold (or have held) a meeting in Vienna and bear the economic risk and thus all costs for this event. Agencies are eligible to apply if they act as organisers themselves or can be shown to be working on behalf of the organiser.
Applications for funding can be submitted online at www.vienna.convention.at for the first time, from now until 3 December 2023 or until the funds are exhausted. The “first-come, first-served” principle applies.