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Submitting a spontaneous project

This procedure indicates the steps to be followed in order to submit a spontaneous project to the Department of Social Cohesion and Solidarity.

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The Department of Social Cohesion and Solidarity regularly organises spontaneous projects on a specific theme intended for associations.

Who is this procedure intended for?

This procedure is intended for non-profit associations and associations already subsidised by the City of Geneva, on condition that the project presented falls outside the scope of their regular activities.

Selection criteria

The projects examined by a commission representing the administrative departments and the civil society must satisfy the following criteria: 

  • be of general interest;
  • provide a collective result;
  • prioritise voluntary action;
  • fall within the scope of a participatory approach (with regard to both the project design and its result);
  • fall within the field of competence of the Department of Social Cohesion and Solidarity;
  • must not be clearly illegal, defamatory or discriminatory.

Fields concerned by spontaneous projects

  • local social projects requiring the active participation of the inhabitants;
  • one-off socio-cultural events in the districts;
  • projects supporting the transmission of know-how from one generation to another, etc.

How to participate?

  • Download the “spontaneous projects” form below and complete all sections as well as the provisions for granting a cash subsidy.
  • Enclose the documents required with the form.
  • Send the form and all documents before 31 March 2020 to or by letter.

An allocation commission will meet in April 2020.


Ville de Genève
Direction du Département de la cohésion sociale et de la solidarité
A l’attention d'Inès Légeret
Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 4
1204 Genève

Article modifié le 22.09.2020 à 05:49