Many cultural organizations and cultural creators lost visitors, members or revenue during the corona measures. They can get money for projects that will help them recover. For example, consider an advertising campaign to find new members or volunteers.

What you need to know

Cultural organizations and culture makers can apply for grants if they meet a number of conditions:

  • The applicant is a cultural organization or cultural maker in Zoetermeer and offers activities to Zoetermeer residents. 
  • The applicant expects to have sufficient funds to carry out the regular activities in the coming year.
  • The project helps to recover after corona measures.
  • The applicant cannot implement the project as part of its regular activities. 

The applicant receives a maximum of 80% of the total cost of the project, up to an amount of €25,000. In the case of an application by 3 or more parties together, the amount is a maximum of €50,000.


You can apply for the grant throughout the year. We review applications in the order they come in. 

With your application, please send along:

  • An overview of the projects you are applying for and a corresponding budget.
  • An excerpt from the Chamber of Commerce.
  • The latest financial statements.

Have these documents ready digitally before filling out the form.

Culture recovery scheme, apply for grant 

How long does it take

We will make a decision on your application within 8 weeks.

Contact grant agency

Do you have any further questions? 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