A selection of prominent programmes:
Top Sector Energy programmes
Each year, the Top Sector Energy opens up a wide range of grant schemes, which are bundled within the Top Sector Energy Schemes.
LIFE focuses on environmental projects that demonstrate innovative concepts or technologies with European added value.
Wadden Sea Fund
The Wadden Fund was established to give a sustainable and qualitative impulse to both the ecology and the economy of the Wadden Region.
EUCF – European City Facility
Until the end of May 2021, it is possible to apply for a financial injection from the EUCF – European City Facility. The money can be used to go from a good idea to a robust business and financial investment plan, with the ultimate goal of setting up multiple projects among local European governments and agencies that contribute to a sustainable energy transition.
SAH – Incentive Scheme for Gas-free Rental Properties
The SAH (Incentive Scheme for Natural Gas-Free Rented Housing) is a grant designed to make Dutch homes natural gas-free. A grant can be obtained for both adaptations in the homes and for the connection costs to an external heat network.
EIA, MIA and Vamil
Companies that invest in energy-saving or environmentally friendly assets can count on a tax advantage via the EIA and MIA.
SDE++ – Stimulating Sustainable Energy Transition
The grant Stimulering Duurzame Energietransitie (SDE++) is intended for companies and (non-)profit institutions in various sectors that (will) produce renewable energy or apply CO2-reducing techniques.
CEF-T stands for Connecting Europe Facility Transport and focuses on connecting and improving the transport network within Europe.
DKTI-Transport – Demonstration Climate Technology and Innovation – Transport
DKTI-Transport aims at demonstrating sustainable innovations in transport, such as low-emission means of transport and alternative fuels.
SDS – Sustainable Shipbuilding Grant Scheme
The purpose of the SDS is to stimulate innovative sustainability in shipbuilding. This grant scheme is intended for Dutch shipyards.
ELENA is a grant scheme that aims to support cities and local authorities in the development of large-scale projects in the field of energy and transport.
The Rural Development Programme (POP3+) comprises grants for the development, sustainability, and innovation for the agricultural sector, in accordance with European agricultural policy. POP3 will run until 2022.
Innovation Fund for Climate Action
The ultimate goal of the Innovation Fund for Climate Action is to achieve the EU objectives of the Paris Climate Convention and to provide financial incentives towards a climate-neutral Europe in 2050.
ISDE – Sustainable Energy Investment Grant
The Sustainable Energy Investment Grant (ISDE) stimulates households and companies to use less gas and more sustainable heat. This scheme subsidies the purchase of solar boilers and heat pumps.