Donations and support from the Migros Culture Percentage

Send a request for a cultural donation or support to Migros Vaud.

Are you planning to launch a project in the Migros Cooperative Vaud region and would like to receive financial support? Here you will find all the information you need about our various forms of cultural and social funding. We invite you to carefully read through the contribution criteria at the bottom of this page (Important downloads)

Your request must be submitted: 
-    Three months prior to the event, for cultural funding
-    Four weeks prior to the event, for social grants
See below for a description of artistic funding and social grants

Applications are usually processed within four to twelve weeks.
Decisions are not commented on and may not be appealed.
Only one grant is awarded per applicant per year. In view of the large number of applications, Migros Culture Percentage strives to support a large number of associations, which is why support can vary from one year to the next.
The associations or organisations must be based within our cooperative’s territory, and the projects to which funding has been awarded must take place within the cooperative’s territory too.
Migros Culture Percentage provides funding across a wide variety of different areas. Any support provided by Migros Vaud may take the form of cash or vouchers.

I. Support for the arts


To support professional cultural projects and contribute to developing the creative and cultural life of the area covered by the Migros Vaud Cooperative.


  1. Music: classical, opera, jazz, variety, world music
  2. Theatre: all forms of professional theatre, comedy, one-man shows, young audiences
  3. Dance: classical, contemporary, performance
  4. Visual arts: shared projects outside institutional venues and private galleries, in association with the Federation of Migros Cooperatives only
  5. Others: cultural institutions and projects (festivals, shared spaces, mediation)


  • Professionalism
  • Project, association, organisation or production with a base in the canton of Vaud
  • Balanced geographical distribution throughout the canton

II. Social donations


To support non-profit projects, associations or events that promote environmental, social, educational or cultural values.


  1. Environment: Projects intended to protect nature in our region and/or raise public awareness by providing knowledge about our environment
  2. Social: Projects supporting young people in different areas of activity or for people with disabilities, disadvantaged people or local families, aiming to prevent ill-health
  3. Cultural: Intercultural projects bringing together different nationalities or promoting a culture different from our own
    Socio-cultural projects: shows or events of a social and popular nature
    Cultural projects run by non-professional amateurs or charities
  4. Others: Projects that do not fit into any  of the above categories


  • Balanced selection among the different sectors listed above
  • Balanced geographical distribution throughout the canton

Nature of the support and donations

  • Cash payments are allocated for cultural and social donations
  • Only one donation is granted per applicant per year
  • This support can be complementary to a contribution from the Federation of Migros Cooperatives to a supraregional or national project
  • The support can be in the form of gift vouchers

Apply for funding or a grant online

Service culturel Migros Vaud
Ch. Du Devent
1024 Ecublens
+41 (0)58 568 30 50