The distribution of the money
It is estimated that, in total, 40 million Euros will be required for the restoration of all Jewish cemeteries. Over a period of 20 years, the Federation will annually allocate an amount of one million Euros to the Fund.
The Law stipulates that, in addition to the funding from the Federation, the owners of the Jewish cemeteries will provide funding in the same amount so that the renovation work is financed by the Federation and the cemetery owners in equal shares. Moreover, the Fund is also open to receiving third-party funds and financial contributions from the provinces can either be paid into the Fund or directly to a restoration project.
Funding for the restoration of a cemetery is only granted under the condition that the subsequent maintenance and upkeep is ensured in the long term: the payments from the Fund are therefore only made if the local municipality undertakes to continue to maintain the respective cemetery for a period of at least 20 years.
The payments from the Fund are always rendered as needed and in relation to the progress of the project.