Cultural organisations can receive a subsidy for a Culture Coach. 

What is a Culture Coach?

A Culture Coach works for the cultural organisation itself and for the city. The Culture Coach is committed to getting more residents to participate in cultural activities and works on cultural education. To this end, the Culture Coach works together with various organizations from all over the city. 

The Culture Coach:

  • Develops cultural offerings that suit the different neighborhoods.
  • Improves cooperation between amateur organisation(s) and professional organisations, within and outside the cultural sector.
  • Enables talent development for young people.

Would you also like to work with a Culture Coach? Then you can apply for a Culture Coach subsidy.


Cultural organisations and makers can apply for a subsidy if they meet a number of conditions:

  • The applicant is registered with the Chamber of Commerce.
  • The applicant is a cultural organisation in Zoetermeer and offers activities to residents of Zoetermeer.
  • The applicant follows the Fair Practice Code.

An organisation can only apply for a subsidy for the wage costs of the Culture Coach, up to a maximum amount of € 70,000 per FTE that is deployed.


Every year from June to August, you can apply for a subsidy for the deployment of a Culture Coach at your organisation. You will hear within 13 weeks whether or not you will receive the subsidy.

The municipality can only process your application if it has been sent on time and complete with all attachments.

Applying for a subsidy for Culture Coaches

Enclose with your application:

  • A completed Questionnaire Subsidy Scheme Culture Coaches Zoetermeer.
  • A budget (calculation of the total labour costs).
  • An excerpt from the Chamber of Commerce.
  • The latest annual accounts (overview of your income and expenses between January and December of the past year).

Make sure you have these documents ready digitally before you fill in the application.

Contact grant agency

The Grants Office can be reached Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon by calling the general telephone number 14 079. You can also send an e-mail to