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Apply for Fund for Responsible Business - FVO Pillar 1

FVO operates on the first come first serve principle. This means that we will assess complete subsidy applications in the order in which we receive them.

How to apply

The procedure consists of several steps:

  • We offer you a noncommittal orientation interview about the subsidy. If you are interested, please contact us by email at or telephone.
  • Before you can submit an application, you will go through an advisory procedure. You can request this procedure through the quick scan as described on the FVO page. Our advisor will then contact you and begin the advisory procedure.
  • After the advisory procedure, you can submit your final subsidy.
  • Download the application form.
  • Send in your application form and all annexes via eLoket.
To apply for a subsidy, you need eHerkenning level 1. Please note that processing your request for eHerkenning will take at least 3 working days.

Required information and documents

You must complete the application form through our eHerkenning and upload or attach the following attachments. Please complete the attachments in English. Make sure to include all of the necessary signatures, also those of your partners.

The application includes a monitoring and effect Measurement (M&E) Plan that is in line with the FVO Theory of Change. We have defined standardised (M&E) indicators that you must integrate with your M&E plan as well as your specific project indicators.

Main applicant

The person responsible for submitting the application on behalf of the partnership is the main applicant. The main applicant bears the responsibility to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Following your application

We will first check if your application is complete. If this is the case, we will assess your application. If your application meets our criteria, we will assess its quality based on the policy criteria. This assessment is based on a system of point allocation. You will be notified whether your application has been approved within 13 weeks of receipt of your application.


Submit the completed application forms through eHerkenning: