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Berlin Congress Fund

A state of Berlin (Land Berlin) initiative to restart the event industry

Your potential funding amount:

25   +25  +10  x50 Pax x1 Day

Basic support for face-to-face event

The maximum funding amount per event is 99,950 euros. All subsidies paid out are not subject to sales tax

This is a non-binding sample calculation, which depends on many factors. A basic eligibility for funding has not been checked. visitBerlin is not liable for the correctness of the funding amount indicated, nor is there any entitlement to the amount shown.

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The Berlin Congress Fund’s objective

The Congress Fund Berlin is an initiative of the State of Berlin (Land Berlin) to support event planners in challenging times and is financed with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Land of Berlin. It enables long-term planning security, as it provides support with financial funding and the assumption of cancellation costs up to a maximum of 80% of the funding amount. Here, we have brought together all the key information for you. Just contact us – we can support your planning and will be happy to welcome your event to Berlin.

Now also for events until 31 December 2023!

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Which events are eligible for funding?

  • Business-related events (B2B) as well as professionally motivated training for people in voluntary work with at least 50 attendees in person excluding speakers, employees, service staff

  • is held in a booked event space in the State of Berlin which is subject to a fee

  • Organised from a registered office, permanent establishment or branch office in the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Single or multi-day events with a net event duration without breaks of at least 4 clock hours/per day

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Extra funding for sustainability

Sustainable Event Scorecard

As an additional means of promoting sustainability, the Sustainable Event Scorecard is not just a catalogue of criteria. More importantly, it offers a comprehensive set of guidelines for sustainable event planning in Berlin. Find out more now!

More details

Get to funding application here

  • Only for applications from Germany
  • For queries about the funding program
  • Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB)
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FAQ Section

Congress Fund Berlin

Find the answers to your questions about the "Congress Fund Berlin" funding program here.

More information (only German)

Downloads & Documents

Further information

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