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Operational Programme Digital Poland (OPDP) is funded from two sources:

  • European Regional Development Fund, from which EUR 2.2 billion,
  • National funds – public and private, where the minimum commitment amounts to EUR 394.4 million.

The allocation of funds to the individual priorities: 

  1. common access to high-speed Internet: EUR 1 020.2 million,
  2. e-government and open government:EUR 949.6 million,
  3. digital competences of the society, i.e. encouraging to use the Internet: EUR 145 million.

Means of project financing

A beneficiary whose project was selected for support under the Programme concludes a contract on project co-financing with the competent institution. Contract on project co-financing specifies the amount of support provided for the implementation of the project and the conditions for its implementation.

The agreement or the decision contains in particular the following information:

  1. the amount of co-financing granted,
  2. the deadline and means of settling the funding granted,
  3. method to be used for reporting and settlement,
  4. sanctions for breaching the provisions of the contract/agreement or decision on co-financing. 

Method of financing of a given project depends on the type of the entity using the funding and the specific nature of the project.

According to the general rule, co-financing may cover only the so-called eligible costs. A catalogue of eligible costs is established for each programme and for each type of project. If during the implementation of a project there arises a need to carry out tasks which were not included on the list of eligible costs, such tasks should be financed from beneficiaries’ own funds.

A portion of projects financed under the Programme may require that the entities implementing the programme participate in the covering of its costs by making the so-called own contribution. This principle is applicable to projects involving State aid.

Beneficiaries receive co-financing in the form of:

  • a refund – support constitutes a repayment of all or part of expenditure actually incurred by the entity implementing the programme and financed from its own funds,
  • advance payment – paid out for planned expenditure.The final settlement is made on the basis of documents indicating actually and appropriately incurred expenditure.
  • repayable instruments.