The initiative get funded, should:
Financing: alternative financing
The annual budget of the fund is 300.000€.
Applying initiatives get supported between 6.000 € and 35.000 €. TU Initiatives applying for this financial support have to go through a relatively simple application process and fill in a template. They are invited to have an interview with a cross-sectorial jury. This cross-sectorial jury consists of members of different departments of our city (social, environmental, urban development, urban planning, cultural, youth, and the policy participation department). This jury approves the application (according to criteria) and decides on the budget.
Mainstreaming : establishing agency
The financial means of the Fund go to support working material to set-up and repair the building, infrastructure works for safety measures (i.e. fire safety, and burglary prevention) and soundproofing, and additional costs of insurance, maintenance and in some cases communication.
The generally economically weak initiative hosted in temporary use have through the Fund the possibility to cope with basic requirement to make the vacant space they get viable and establish their project for the temporary period.
Since the start of this Fund TU, there has been a rise of smaller bottom-up temporary use projects in different neighbourhoods and coordinated by different citizens.
A cross-sectorial jury is involved in the intake and the decision making process. As a result, the initiators of temporary use projects easily connect with the municipality in a very integrated way.
This approach has already shown its success in a rise of bottom-up initiatives of temporary use.