Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)

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Sustainable Water Fund

It is currently possible to participate in the call for ideas. This is obligatory if you wish to apply for an FDW grant in 2017 or 2018. Formats for concept notes can be found in 'How to apply & Criteria'.

FDW-project subsidy is made available in two rounds. The first round relates to the tender with the deadline for application on 27 February 2017, ending at 15:00 CET. Full proposals for the first round can be handed in from the second week of October 2016. The second round relates to the tender with the application deadline on 5 February 2018.

Publication of the programme and procedures for the third call of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) were published in the Government Gazette and are now available:

What is the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)

The Sustainable Water Fund-programme (FDW) is a Public-Private Partnership facility which aims to contribute to water safety and water security in developing countries. In real terms this means supports collective initiatives between governmental bodies, industry and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that focus on the following subthemes:
•    Improved access to drinking water and sanitation (including solid waste)
•    Efficient and sustainable water use, particularly within agriculture
•    Safe deltas and improved basin management.

Projects overview

FDW projects, can be found at the portal. This portal offers an overview of all official development aid (ODA) projects and programmes executed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( You can refine your search by using filter options such as country, sector and programme.

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