NEW: Does the FWF support sustainable travel?
Yes. If a project requires travel, transportation by train is preferred to travel by air as a contribution to environmental sustainability. If travel by train makes an overnight stay in a hotel necessary, funding can be requested for these additional costs. Funding cannot be requested for first class train tickets. When travelling by air it is strongly recommended to make a carbon offset contribution, which can be requested as part of the travel expenses. A carbon offset contribution can be requested for up to 15% of the ticket price.
It is recommended to choose a carbon offset provider that supports projects that comply with the so-called Gold Standard. The calculation of the amount of a carbon offset compensation contribution for flights can be done, for example, on the website of Climate Austria with the CO2 calculator.