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. The 2nd round of the programme has now closed. You can no longer apply for an FDW grant.
Concept note and full proposal
With the FDW programme, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) supports collective initiatives between governmental bodies, industry and NGOs. Initiatives must focus on the themes:
- 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 and budget FDW16
In the first round for FDW16, 10 projects were approved in 10 countries: 7 in Africa and 3 in Asia. The projects are divided into the following themes:
- improved access to drinking water and sanitation (including solid waste): 5
- efficient and sustainable water use, particularly within agriculture: 1
- safe deltas and improved basin management: 4
The total project budget is € 40,630,070. This consists of an FDW subsidy of € 22,575,374 and a sizeable own contribution from partners of € 18,055,696 (44%). The budget for the 2nd round of FDW16 is € 20,000,000.
RVO.nl has previously organised workshops to offer support for writing proposals. The workshops discussed financial sustainability and revenue models, monitoring and evaluation, and corporate social responsibility. The presentations used during those workshops can be found under Publications.
Currently, there are no workshops planned.
Read how other entrepreneurs successfully used an FDW grant in our showcases.
All FDW projects can be found on the interactive map at aiddata.rvo.nl. This portal offers an overview of all official development aid (ODA) projects and programmes executed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). You can refine your search by using filter options such as country, sector and programme.
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (pdf) about FDW.