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Direct loans

With your financial support for the Collegium Academicum, you are promoting a self-managed housing project, creative young people and self-determined learning and living in Heidelberg. This will be more than a home for over 200 young people. We are creating a place to meet, an inspiring environment to unlock potentials, a place for chasing dreams and growing together as a community through concrete projects and living together.

Your direct loan helps to empower young people and enables them to experience that they are able to make a difference and change their environment.

You also support an innovative building project that sets an example in terms of sustainability through its wooden construction. At present, we mainly need direct loans for the two old buildings, which we will renovate as ecologically and cost-effectively as possible in order to convert rooms formerly used by the military into rooms for our orientation year. Especially the shop-café shall enrich the life in the Heidelberg district Rohrbach.

Your help is welcome! Please take a look at our webpages and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Current status

With an incredible 4 million euros, hundreds of people have contributed to the success of our project with direct loans. We are proud of our funding campaign so far and grateful for the enormous support.

Old building

Currently, we need your financial support for the renovation of the old buildings and are grateful if you participate in this way in the joint implementation of the project. According to current estimates, we will need up to 1.9 million euros in direct loans, of which we have already raised more than 1.2 million euros (as of February 2023).

New building

We have managed to raise approx. 2.8 million euros (February 2023) in direct loans to fund the New House! Thank you! We are grateful to everyone whose financial contribution has helped us and is still helping to realize this project. In order to compensate for increases in construction costs, we currently still need about 500,000 euros for the new building and therefore urgently need your support!

Here you can read why we need direct loans and how they work.