Subsidies and programmes
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International programme that supports actions and interventions in developing countries to develop inclusive and sustainable land governance. Only Dutch Embassies can apply for this programme.
The demonstration projects, feasibility studies and investment preparation studies (DHI) is a subsidy for SMEs with international ambitions in emerging markets and developing countries. The DHI programme helps SMEs test the feasibility of their concepts abroad, so that more Dutch companies can successfully contribute to sustainable development in these regions.
Subsidy for international entrepreneurs to actively combat child labour in their production chain.
ABC supports the growth and sustainability of the commercial biogas sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Financing for companies registered in the Netherlands that want to boost Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) within their value chain with civil society organisations.
The Partners for Water scheme subsidises water safety and security in deltas, delta cities and river basins abroad.
Reimbursement of fixed costs for enterprises due to loss of turnover because of COVID-19. TVL follows the Reimbursement for economic loss due to COVID-19 programme.
DSS MHPSS gives mental health and psychosocial support in armed conflict, refugee crises, and natural disasters.
Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF) provides fund managers with capital to invest in early-stage startups in OCIF target locations.
EC funding for companies and knowlegde institutes for international research, technological development and innovation projects. The goal is to increase Europe's competitiveness and to find solutions for relevant social issues.
EC funding from the European Research Council for scientists to support frontier scientific research in Europe.
Subsidy for companies active in the field of renewable energy in developing countries to employ a young professional.
EC funding for research and educational institutions, industry, NGOs and others to promote knowledge, technologies and other solutions for civil security.
Companies and partnerships working on innovative low-carbon technologies can apply for funding from the Innovation Fund.
EC funding, knowledge, skills and exposure from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions for researchers to promote their training and international mobility.
EC funding for scientists and scientific organisations to strengthen the quality and accessibility of research infrastructures.
EC funding from the European Innovation Council for innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists to promote innovations that strengthen the competitiveness of the European Union.
Subsidy for healthcare providers who want to scale up existing eHealth applications together with a buyer. The aim of the application should be to allow people to live in their homes independently and for longer.
EC funding for international consortia of partners from European countries to improve participation of all European countries and to strengthen the European Research Area.
EC funding for research and educational institutions, industry, NGOs and others to promote a healthy society and innovative, sustainable and high-quality health care systems.
EC funding for research and educational institutions, industry, NGOs and others to promote innovative research on democracy and governance, European cultural heritage and cultural and creative industries, and social and economic transformations.
Initiative helping public-private partnerships to work towards sustainable development goals.
Subsidy for innovative SMEs to investigate whether international markets are ready for their R&D products or services.
The Impact Clusters subsidy programme supports companies based in the Netherlands. Knowledge institutes, NGOs and trade organisations can also apply for this subsidy. The Impact Clusters subsidy programme helps strengthen the private sector in developing countries.
The Orange Corners Incubation and Acceleration Component funds local organisations across Africa, Asia and the Middle East to run entrepreneurial training programmes for young entrepreneurs. Participants get the necessary support to build their businesses.
Do you own a Small or Medium Enterprise (SME) and spend at least 7% of your turnover on energy? If so, you may qualify for Energy cost relief for energy-intensive SMEs (TEK).
The Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) for Enterprises was a Dutch programme that helped companies with extra costs due to Brexit.
Subsidy for sectoral partnerships between Dutch companies aimed at working together to improve sustainability in the value chains.
HTCC focuses on helping small and medium-sized enterprises in the clean cooking sector improve their business operations and access finance for upscaling and innovation.
Event Guarantee Subsidy scheme 2022 (SEG22) will reimburse part of the costs of a cancelled event if it was not allowed by the Dutch government.
Fund for Product Development Partnerships (PDPs) that want to develop more effective, safe, affordable and demand-driven products that target diseases and conditions related to poverty and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
Do you want to invest in your agricultural or horticultural company? Does your company generate turnover in the primary agricultural sector? Do you want to switch to organic farming? If this is the case, you can apply for a credit guarantee for agriculture (BL) from the bank. The government guarantees part of your funding.
Did you start a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) in the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 September 2021? And is your revenue lower than expected due to the corona measures in the fourth quarter of 2021 or in the first quarter of 2022? In that case you could apply for the TVL Startup regulation.
With this scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Netherlands and Dutch Caribbean territories, you can finance various activities that help you take the next step in international trade.
CERF is a government-to-government facility for Dutch diplomatic missions. It supports climate diplomacy dialogue between the Netherlands and selected partner countries.
This is a European Union subsidy scheme for investments from governments and business for the completion and modernisation of the trans-European Network for Transport (TEN-T network).
Reversing the Flow supports communities in vulnerable situations by strengthening their water security. The programme aims at making communities stronger with water and climate adaptation actions. Communities will organise and lead these actions themselves.
EC funding for research and educational institutions, industry, NGOs and others to promote research and innovative solutions for food, bio-economy, natural resources, agriculture and environment.
EC funding for research and educational institutions, industry, NGOs and others to achieve a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.
EC funding for research and educational institutions, industry, NGOs and others to enhance European capacity in digital, industrial and space technologies.
Tax credit for companies which carry out research and development projects. You can deduct the R&D costs from your tax return. Self-employed entrepreneurs receive a fixed amount and there are extra benefits for startups.
Financing for the development phase of infrastructure projects. This funding supports the development projects of foreign governments with a view to having a positive impact on man, the environment and society.
Financing for companies in low and middle income countries that want to improve the infrastructure and thus stimulate the local business climate.
Energising Development (EnDev) provides energy services in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
International humanitarian organisations ask Dutch Surge Support (DSS water) for help with water-related disasters worldwide. DSS water quickly sends experts to offer emergency aid to help save lives and improve living conditions in affected areas. DSS experts provide emergency aid immediately after humanitarian disasters. They share their knowledge on clean water, sanitation, water management and wastewater management.
Dutch Risk Reduction Team (DRR-Team) prevents and reduces the impact of water disasters worldwide. Foreign governments can ask DRR-Team for help and advice through the Dutch embassy in their country. Would you like to contribute your knowledge to DRR-Team? Sign up to join the expert pool.
The Transition Facility (TF) was a programme that encouraged Dutch SMEs and knowledge institutes to become active on the up-and-coming markets in Colombia, Vietnam and South Africa. You can no longer apply for this subsidy; the facility is closed.
Are you a Dutch entrepreneur interested in emerging markets or developing countries? Then you may be eligible for the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF).
The Netherlands supports societal development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Shiraka focuses on the involvement of civilians in governance and governments' service delivery for citizens.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency organises tenders for the construction of wind farms. Applications can be submitted in these tenders for - if necessary - a subsidy, a permit, physical data from the wind areas and a connection to TenneT's electricity network.
Though the programme has now ended, the objectives of PSI were to stimulate financial growth, create employment opportunities and generate income. Read more about the results of the PSI programme.
Horizon 2020 grants EC funding to research and innovation projects on climate change, the ageing population, food safety & security and affordable renewable energy.
The Ghana WASH Window (GWW) from the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) is essential for the Ghana Netherlands WASH programme. Access to safe drinking water and a human environment free from diseases are fundamental necessities and recognised human rights.
Tax scheme for entrepreneurs who invest in environmentally friendly technology, listed on the Environmental list.
ORIO encouraged public-infrastructure development in developing countries, contributing to the realisation of a functional public infrastructure that is relevant to development. In 2015, its successor DRIVE was launched.
The Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV) encourages public-private partnerships in developing countries food security and private sector development. The facility is closed. You can no longer apply for a subsidy.
Tax scheme for companies which invest in energy-saving technology and sustainable energy.
Stimulation of sustainable energy production and climate transition (SDE++) is a subsidy for the production of renewable energy or applying CO2-reducing techniques in sectors such as industry, mobility, electricity, agriculture and the built environment. This, to ensure that the energy transition in the Netherlands remains feasible and affordable.
Businesses and NGOs that would like to contribute to affordable and sustainable energy for households in developing countries, may get support for their projects from the SDG 7 Results: Access to renewable energy facility.
Do you need more collateral to borrow money for your enterprise? Ask your financier to inform you about the credit guarantee for SMEs (BMKB). This credit scheme increases your company’s collateral and thus the financing options of your company, now and in the future.
The Sustainable Water Fund programme (FDW) is a Public-Private Partnership facility that aims to contribute to water safety and water security in developing countries.
Do you need credit? Do you find it challenging to get a loan or guarantee from a bank? The government can help you with the Corporate Financing Guarantee (GO).
Compensation for employers' costs (internship or traineeship) for supporting pupils, students or participants, who follow an education in fields which do not have enough qualified personnel or academic staff. Only Dutch businesses may apply.
Eurostars is a subsidy for SME entrepreneurs who work with international partners in the high-tech R&D business. When your R&D results in marketable products, processes or services and you have partnered with at least 2 Eurostar member states you can apply for a Eurostars subsidy.
Credit to develop promising and challenging innovations with an excellent market perspective. Both start-ups and established companies (large or small) can apply for Innovation Credit.
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) and Top consortia for Knowledge and Innovation (TKIs) can apply for a PPP allowance. Every euro that private companies spend supporting research organisations in R&D cooperation generates an allowance of €0.30 from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. This allowance must be used for R&D.
Collaborative programme and diplomatic support for Dutch clusters of companies within the (top) sectors that want to collaborate when doing business abroad.
Bridge credit for small enterprises with a small financing need for losses suffered or losses to be expected due to COVID-19.
Subsidy for public-private partnerships whose projects contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries.
The programme Water as Leverage for Resilient Cities Asia addresses the challenge of water crises in urban areas in collaboration with the cities of Chennai (India), Khulna (Bangladesh) and Semarang (Indonesia). Find out more.
Grant for organisations, NGOs, public or semi-public organisations and knowledge institutes that operate in a partnership to improve the mineral supply chain from CAHRAs. Applicants can be registered in any country.
EET is a programme for managers in the sustainable energy sector. It involves sharing knowledge and experience.
The Dutch Trade and Investment Fund (DTIF) provides loans, guarantees and export finance to Dutch entrepreneurs wanting to invest in or export to foreign markets. Find out more.
Proof-of-concept funding has been established to help businesses and ensure that an idea develops from the planning phase into the startup phase. It is for both innovative startups and existing SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises).
Financing for investment funds which invest venture capital in innovative entreprises in the technology and creative sectors.