Where does the money for the Stadtidee come from?
The money for the Stadtidee comes from the ZKB anniversary dividend ("ZKB Jubiläumsdividende"). With the anniversary dividend, the Zürcher Kantonalbank distributed CHF 13.6 million to the city of Zurich in 2021. According to the municipal council's resolution, 600,000 francs of this (incl. overhead) are to be used for a participatory budget.
The total sum of 540,000 Swiss francs to be distributed will be divided among four districts of Zurich in proportion to the population as follows:
- Zurich North (districts 11 and 12): 135,000 francs
- Zurich East (districts 1, 6, 7 and 8): 121,000 francs
- Zurich South (districts 2, 3 and 4): 143,000 francs
- Zurich West (districts 5, 9 and 10): 141,000 francs
Another part of the ZKB anniversary dividend will also be used to support the Für Züri project competition running in parallel.