Project funding

Since 1996, the National Fund has been sponsoring projects in accordance with its legislative mandate. All groups of victims are taken into consideration for funding. When awarding project funding, the surviving victims of National Socialism are given priority. As a result, social, medical and psychotherapeutic projects which are of immediate benefit to the victims are particularly well funded. In addition, funding is awarded for projects that serve academic research into National Socialism and the fates of its victims, that remember Nazi injustices or safeguard the memory of the victims. Particular emphasis is placed on educational projects.

The project funding is financed from the budget of the National Fund; until 2010 funding was also provided by the International Fund for Victims of National Socialism. Since 2013 the undisbursed residue of the funds provided for compensating seized tenancy rights has been used for programs benefitting victims of National Socialism.

Statistics on project funding, as at February 2024

Number of projects and programmes funded by the National Fund
Sources Number Subsidies
Total 2,492 38.01 millions of Euro
National Fund budget 2,221 25.48 millions of Euro
"Looted Gold"-Fund 197 8.37 millions of Euro
Residue pursuant to Sec. 2b NF Law 74 4.16 millions of Euro

Applications and processing

Here you can find all Information on the application process for project funding: requirements, submission, online application form, deadlines, awarding and completion of the process.


Project guidelines

Here you can find the guidelines for project funding pursuant to Sec. 2 (3) of the Federal Law on the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, Federal Law Gazette I no. 432/1995 as amended.


Projects sponsored

Here you can find the online-database on all projects and programmes sponsored by the National Fund.