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Basic services Promotion

The basic services measure ensures the basic supply of the rural population and contributes to maintaining and improving the quality of life in rural areas. The measure is offered nationwide. In addition to economic feasibility studies and analyses, investment projects, primarily on buildings, are funded.

Funding is available to public and private applicants.

The following can be funded:

  • Analyses, economic feasibility studies, impact assessments
  • Village or neighbourhood shops
  • Local and basic services (e.g. small service and supply centres with retail, post office, bank, care for the elderly)
  • Rural Service Agencies
  • Facilities for individual population groups (e.g. children's and youth club, event rooms)
  • Mobility services
  • Acquisition of developed land in connection with the previously listed funding opportunities.

The amount of funding is as follows:

  • In the case of municipalities and non-profit legal entities, up to 63% with a maximum funding amount of 500,000 euros,
  • for all other beneficiaries, 35% of the eligible expenditure with a maximum funding amount of 200,000 euros.
  • The funding rates can be increased by 5 or 10 percentage points if the project implements the objectives of an integrated rural development concept or a regional development concept according to Leader.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Offices for Regional Development.


  • The planned project is located in a town in Lower Saxony that has less than 10,000 inhabitants.
  • A registration number (central company number ) is required for funding.

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines must be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Amt für regionale Landesentwicklung Weser-Ems
Address: Theodor-Tantzen-Platz 8, 26122 Oldenburg (Oldenburg)
Telephone: 0441 799-0

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)