Magna pre región

The motto of Magna pre región (Magna for the Region) programme is “Taking care of oneself is not selfish, it is responsible.” The programme will redistribute €45,000 for innovative projects implemented by non-governmental organizations and active self-governmental authorities. Projects in one of the pre-defined areas offering innovative solutions to local needs, which are capable of inspiring or motivating other organizations and communities in the region will be supported in the scope of the programme.

Current status


Goals and short history

  • Individual safety: Following the slogan I am not afraid to live safelysupport is given to projects addressing safety and safe behaviour in everyday life, raising awareness in the field of health and safety in the domestic environment, PPE usage and the like;
  • Sports and healthy lifestyle: Promoting sport activities and healthy ways of relaxation in general. We mainly focus on activities involving children, their parents and grandparents, aiming to create a space for their joint leisure activities and strengthen intergenerational family and community links.

Conditions and criteria

Support Criteria

The programme supports volunteering, non-profit and publicly beneficial projects with provable long-term impact on communities in the Košice region.

The proposed projects should be sustainable and they should follow already existing activities and their outcomes. Applicants can propose new activities, too, provided they meet the sustainability condition.

Local issues and topics are best addressed in cooperation and in partnerships. With that in mind, projects involving at least two partner organizations from different sectors (non-governmental organizations, schools, self-governments) will be given preference.

The maximum grant amount is €5,000 per project.

The supported projects can start to be implemented on 25 March 2019 at the earliest and they have to be completed by 31 October 2019 at the latest.

Co-financing amounting to the minimum of 10% of the total project budget is required in each of the supported projects. Own financial input from the applicant or from the project partner is required, too.

Own non-financial inputs into the projects (voluntary work, borrowed machines usage, material donations, etc.) are welcome. However, such non-financial inputs cannot replace the project co-financing obligation amounting to the minimum of 10% of the total project budget. Staff remuneration for working on the project must not exceed 20% of the overall project budget.

Involvement of employees of GETRAG FORD Transmissions Slovakia, s.r.o., a member of the MAGNA group, is an advantage.

More information about the Magna pre región call can be found here.

Please send your applications in the electronic form by 20 January 2018 to


Consultations are available on week days, 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., until 11 January 2019 at or by phone (055 / 622 1152). In case you are interested in personal consultation, please book your appointment in advance by phone or in writing.

Supported in the past

In the first two years of the Getrag pre región (Getrag for the Region) grant programme, a total of €57,483.60 was redistributed from Getrag endowment fund to 11 regional development projects. The endowment fund, which is administered by the Carpathian Foundation, is financed from the allocation of the percentage of Getrag Ford Transmissions Slovakia, s.r.o.’s income tax.

The list of projects supported from the Magna pre región programme can be found here.