Current information about COVID-19 Response

Due to the very positive reaction and unexpectedly high demand, no further project proposals can be accepted in the context of COVID-19 Response at present. Should this be possible again at a later date, we will inform you here.

Learn more about the funding opportunities within the regular ideas competition.


The programme

In addition to projects from the ongoing ideas competitions the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) currently supports measures by privately owned companies that significantly alleviate the negative impact of the corona pandemic in developing or emerging-market countries.

Suitable projects can be funded with up to 200.000 EUR, in exceptional cases and in compliance with EU law higher funding may be possible. The public contribution can reach up to 100% of the project costs.


up to 200.000 EUR

Public contribution

up to 100%

Who can apply?

The programme is open for German and European companies as well as companies from developing or emerging market countries that:

  • have an annual turnover of at least EUR 400,000
  • have records of two operational financial years
  • are registered in the EU, a member country of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) or a country on the OECD DAC list

Click here for a complete list of the criteria.

Do you have questions?

If you have any questions about COVID-19 Response in the context of or about your application, please contact the Agency for Business and Economic Development (+49 30 338424 765) or send your inquiry to or