Seed Money Facility call for proposals

EUSDR Seed money facility is a tool for kick-starting development of projects in line with the 12 priority areas of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. 

The objective of the seed money facility support is to prepare projects for further funding sources, regardless the financial instrument to be addressed by the project developed, be it national, mainstream EU, transnational or cross border or by any other public or private investor (such as IFIs) or public-private partnership available in the Danube region.


The developed projects shall be:

  • Complex - projects which are comprehensive of different actions/activities meant to address wide scopes;
  • Strategic - relevant for the Danube area, where the relevance is linked to core needs expressed by the Danube countries and endorsed by the Monitoring Committee;
  • Transnational - the effect of the project should go beyond the local/national need and address the wider Danube area in a macro-regional approach. 

The DRP offers its financial support in achieving the above mentioned objective, in line with the provisions of its Specific Objective 4.1.

Lead applicants' webinars

In December 2023 and February 2024 we organised lead applicants' webinars for all those interested in applying in this call. 

SMF Lead applicant webinar on 7 December 2023

2nd SMF Lead applicant webinar on 15 February 2024

How to apply

While at the moment we don't know when the next call for proposals will open, you can still check out general info to see if our funding suits you.

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