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Sustainable Water Fund

This is the download package to apply for a subsidy (co-funding) of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW).

The first round (31 Dec. 2016 - 27 Feb. 2017) for applications for Sustainable Water Fund grants is closed.

The planning for the 2nd round for the Sustainable Water Fund Grant Programme:
  • Deadline for Concept Notes: 8 December 2017
  • Applications for grants may be submitted from: 1 October 2017 until 5 February 2018, 15:00 CET

Pre-condition for handing in a full proposal

Before handing in a proposal, parties must submit a concept note and receive advice on this from RVO.nl. The format for this concept note can be found here.

What is in this download package?

This package contains mandatory documents, which must be handed in with the application. It also contains documents which will help you to fill in these obligatory documents.

List of documents in this package

Mandatory documents and instructions

Application formMandatory
Partner formMandatory
Authorisation intermediary 
Annex 1: Project proposalMandatory
Annex 2: Logframe and planningMandatory
Annex 3: Project budget toolMandatory
Annex 4: Financial sustainability and revenue modelMandatory
Annex 4: InstructionsInstruction
Annex 4: Example filled in modelModel
Annex 5: Financial statementsMandatory
Annex 6: M&E indicatorsMandatory
Annex 7: Cooperation agreementMandatory


The application may also, without obligation, include two annexes

Annex 8a, Problem tree
Annex 8b, Objectives tree
For these annexes no templates are provided and are therefore not included in the download package.

Some annexes refer to useful tools and information on the intent. An overview of these is listed below.

Tools needed for drafting the application (required)

•    WHO Gender responsive assessment scale
•    WHO Gender responsive assessment tool
•    OECD guidelines

Tools that can be used free of obligation

•    CSR risk check by MVO Nederland

Background information

•    SIDA report on LFA
•    Short explanation on LFA
•    Meerjarige Strategische Plannen (MJSP) 2014-2017 (In Dutch)

Proposals must be in writing and bear a valid signature, and must be submitted on a USB flash drive and/or by email to RVO.nl. Visiting address: Prinses Beatrixlaan 2, Den Haag; postal address: Postbus 93144, 2509 AC Den Haag; email address: fdw@rvo.nl.

Applications must be received by RVO.nl no later than 15:00 CET on 27 February 2017 for the first round and no later than 15:00 CET on 5 February 2018 for the second round.

Check for completeness

Please note carefully that it is not possible to alter or supplement your application after the deadline has passed. After expiry, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency checks all applications for completeness. You cannot submit any additional information afterwards. In case your application fails to comply, your proposal may be rejected.

Upload your application in time

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency will not consider applications that are received for the first round after the 27th of February 2017, 15:00 CET,  and applications that are received for the second round after the 5th of February 2018, 15:00 CET.

Applications must be drawn up in English.  

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to fdw@rvo.nl


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