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Are you looking for subsidies or financial programmes? Use this subsidy tool to find out which subsidies or programmes are open for applications. We administer these subsidies and programmes on behalf of various ministries and the European Union.

Looking for subsidies? Use this subsidy tool

Are you a starting entrepreneur looking for a subsidy? Or do you want to know which tax schemes are available for research and development? Refine your choices using the filters on this page and discover which programmes or subsidies you are eligible for. The tool provides a selection of the programmes. For the full overview: (in Dutch)


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  • Develop2Build (D2B)

    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.

  • Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF)

    Financing with an obligation to pay the loan back for SME entrepreneurs who want to invest in emerging markets or developing countries. The project must contribute to the development of the country. This programme is also open to startups.

    DGGF Open
  • Dutch Risk Reduction Team (DRR Team)

    The Dutch are world-renowned for their water expertise. Dutch experts are involved in water-related projects all over the globe. The Dutch government and the Dutch water sector founded the Dutch Risk Reduction Team (DRR Team), a government-to-government instrument that focuses on sending project teams across the globe to give expert advice on disaster prevention.

  • Energy Transition Facility (ETF)

    The Energy Transition Facility supports countries in the MENA region with their transition to a more sustainable energy supply. Projects are focused on collaboration at policy level and national governments can submit a proposal.

    Submit your proposal Open
  • European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM)

    The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) is a multi-stakeholder partnership. It aims to create better social and economic conditions for mine workers and local mining communities. From 14 August 2018, companies, NGOs, public or semi-public bodies and knowledge institutions can submit their ideas for projects that are linked to the mineral supply chain from CAHRAs.

  • FVO Partnerships (Pillar 1)

    Financing for companies registered in the Netherlands who in collaboration with civil society organisations, want to increase Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) within their value chain.

    Apply Open
  • Horizon 2020 | Research and Innovation

    Horizon 2020 grants EC funding to research and innovation projects on climate change, the ageing population, food safety & security and affordable renewable energy.

  • Innovation credit

    The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy gives SMEs financial support for risky innovation projects, filling a gap in the capital market.

  • LAND-at-scale

    International programme that supports actions and interventions in emerging markets to develop inclusive and sustainable land governance. Dutch Ambassies can apply on behalf of a collective fromt the region with local stakeholders.

    Submit concept note Open
  • Matchmaking Facility (MMF)

    Entrepreneurs from developing countries and upcoming markets looking for a Dutch entrepreneur as business partner can use the MMF matchmaking programme.

  • Netherlands-MENA Partnership (Shiraka)

    Shiraka is a Dutch programme dedicated to contributing to the political developments in the Middle East and North Africa (the MENA region). It aims to support sustainable democratic transition.

    Register Open
  • Proof-of-concept funding

    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).

  • Residence permit for foreign startups

    Ambitious entrepreneurs can apply for a temporary residence permit in the Netherlands. This residence permit scheme for startups allows the application one full year to launch an innovative business.

  • SDG Partnership facility (SDGP)

    Subsidy for public-private partnerships whose projects contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. This facility is temporarily closed. It is currently not possible to apply for a grant.

    Submit concept note Open
  • Seed capital

    Financing for investment funds which invest venture capital in innovative entreprises in the technology and creative sectors.

  • Water as Leverage for Resilient Cities Asia

    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).

  • WBSO (R&D tax credit)

    Tax scheme 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 starters.



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