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Submitting NRP projects

The Canton of Bern provides interest-free loans for developing infrastructure and grants for innovative, growth-oriented projects in line with the federal government’s New Regional Policy (NRP).

What kinds of projects are supported?

  • Infrastructure projects that maintain or increase added value in the region
  • Development projects, feasibility studies, or project setup work
  • Proposal development for marketable tourist offerings
  • Projects that enable sustainable development in the region
  • Intercantonal and international cooperation projects, as long as these significantly contribute to the canton of Bern


The project must:

  • have value creation potential
  • be innovative
  • follow an entrepreneurial approach
  • be a match for the regional economy
  •  become self-sustaining in the longer term
  • include a contribution by the project sponsors
  • reflect the priorities of the New Regional Policy implementation program
  • be designed with sustainability in mind where possible

How to submit a project


Ask our partner in your region for advice. All our partners specialize in funding program development and project coordination and will be happy to help you implement your project.

Contact our regional partners


Does your project meet the requirements?
Canton of Bern implementation program 2024–2027 (in german)


Submit your project to our partner in your region.

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