Guidelines for applying for financial support

Purpose of our financial support programme

Our aim is that social and diaconia workers in the region of Central and Eastern Europe have the opportunity to be inspired by their experience of:

  • Value based.
  • Practice related.
  • contextually grounded.


with a multicultural team of students and teachers

in order to support

work for change with people and communities.

Therefore we aim to offer some financial support to learners who are motivated and committed to the interdiac vision and who for very good reason cannot participate without this support.

Applying for financial support

Students of one semester professional course:

You are asked to write a motivation letter

  • Why you have chosen this particular interdiac educational and learning programme (10-15 sentences).
  • Explaining why it is necessary for you to get financial support.
  • Indicating where else you have applied for support and your estimate of likely success.


We follow the idea of sharing the resources, so therefore our philosophy of support is based on co-financing following the requirements of both individual and institutional donors. Interdiac does not guarantee that any individual student will receive support for any aspect of a course of study.

The framework of support:

  • Travel costs
    Up to 90% of the total travel costs from the home country to the venue of the training by a use of reasonable, cost effective means of transport.
  • Accommodation Costs
    Up to 100% of the accommodation costs for residential workshops/contact teaching can be reimbursed.
  • Support for subsistence (February - June 2017, 5 months)
    Support for subsistence is a fixed sum paid monthly which should contribute to cover the living costs of the individual student. Up to 90, - EUR/monthly can be reimbursed towards subsistence.
    The amount paid to the student each month will be subject to review related to participation in the Contact Teaching and the timely completion of the tasks introduced at the contact teaching sessions.
  • Visa costs
    Up to 100% of the visa costs can be reimbursed.

Who makes a decision?

Management Team makes the final decisions on each application for financial support.


The Motivation letter is expected to be received by the 16th September 2016. The Decision will be made latest by the 14th October 2016. The applicants will be informed individually.