Adopt a public space in Józsefváros!

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Our community programme for residents of Józsefváros and organisations operating in the district is continuing. The aim of the program is to support the caring for, greening, maintaining and cleaning up of public spaces by individuals and organisations for a period of one year. The support takes the form of a non-repayable grant. The maximum amount of the grant per application is HUF 200 000.

What is adoption?

When applying for a grant, the applicant individual or organisation must specify the public space in which they can and wish to carry out the work. It is advisable to choose a public space close to the place of residence, place of business or establishment.

The professional criteria and the community tasks to be performed will be agreed with the applicants in cooperation with the Office of Community Participation and the staff of the Józsefváros Management Centre Ltd. (JGK Zrt.)

The following tasks are envisaged for cooperation under the programme, but applicants may also undertake other tasks as well:

  • maintenance of green areas in public spaces
  • maintenance of plants and flowerbeds in boxes/containers
  • maintaining dog runs
  • regular collection of litter in public areas
  • deslippage
  • renovation of green areas, e.g. grassing, planting (on a scale not requiring a public space management plan)
  • soil replacement, soil improvement
  • maintenance and care of trees.

If the regular maintenance/planting of the adopted area is preceded by a small-scale renovation (planting, soil replacement, grassing, etc.), this should be carried out first, if possible, so that the area can be maintained in a more orderly manner.

Who can apply to adopt?

  • Individuals over 18 years of age
  • Józsefváros condominiums/ housing cooperative
  • an organisation (legal entity) with its head office and/or premises in the city of Józsefváros
  • institution in the city of Józsefváros

How does the municipality support the adopter?

In addition to the financial support, the implementation plan proposed by the adopter in the area will be subject to professional review by JGK Zrt. between the submission of the application and the award of the grant, and, if necessary, it will provide ongoing expert assistance in the implementation of the tasks set out in the agreement, as agreed with them. The Office of Community Participation will advise the adopters on community development and community organisation, and will help to build contacts between adopters, providing an opportunity for the exchange of experience.

How to apply:

  • First round deadline: 31 May 2023.
  • Deadline for the second round: 31 August 2023.

The deadline for valid applications is 2023.2023. To be valid, applications must be submitted by the closing date specified in the call for proposals, by completing the application form and declarations in Hungarian and signed by the person entitled to do so.

The application may be submitted:

  • in person, at the District Management Department of the Mayor’s Office of Józsefváros (1082 Budapest, Baross u 63-67. III. floor 307)
  • by post; to the District Management Department of the Mayor’s Office of Józsefváros (1082 Budapest, Baross u 63-67. III. floor 307.)
  • by e-mail:
  • by private persons, as well as representatives of individual entrepreneurs and business companies, in electronic form pursuant to Section 9 (1) of Act CCXXII of 2015 on the General Rules of Electronic Administration and Confidential Services (electronic form via the Company Portal at or e-Paper to the Office/Government Portal of the Office/Government).

The documents uploaded with the application should be saved with the extension ‘pdf’.

If the applicant submits his/her application by e-mail, the signed application must be presented no later than the contract award date in the case of a successful application.

On the envelope or in the subject line, please indicate the title of the applicant and the title of the application.

Once the applications have been received, contact will be made with the applicants and the technical coordination of the applications will be ongoing.

Link to the application:

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