Subsidies and programmes
Use our subsidies and programmes guide to find financial support for your plans.
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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.
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.
Support the growth and sustainability of the commercial biogas sector in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Uganda with us.
Financing for companies registered in the Netherlands who want to boost Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) within their value chain with civil society organisations.
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.
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).
Reimbursement for Dutch companies as a result of economic loss due to governmental COVID-19 measures.
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.
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.
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).
EC funding for international consortia of partners from European countries to improve participation of all European countries and to strengthen the European Research Area.
Tax scheme for entrepreneurs who invest in environmentally friendly technology, listed on the Environmental list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Horizon 2020 grants EC funding to research and innovation projects on climate change, the ageing population, food safety & security and affordable renewable energy.
EET is a programme for managers in the sustainable energy sector. It involves sharing knowledge and experience.
Bridge credit for small enterprises with a small financing need for losses suffered or losses to be expected due to COVID-19.
EC funding for research and educational institutions, industry, NGOs and others to promote knowledge, technologies and other solutions for civil security.
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.
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.
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.
Initiative helping public-private partnerships to work towards sustainable development goals.
EC funding for research and educational institutions, industry, NGOs and others to enhance European capacity in digital, industrial and space technologies.
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 a sustainable democratic transition.
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.
EC funding for research and educational institutions, industry, NGOs and others to achieve a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.
Are you a Dutch entrepreneur interested in emerging markets or developing countries? Then you may be eligible for the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF).
Subsidy for public-private partnerships whose projects contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries.
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. You can apply for SET up until and including 31 December 2021.
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.
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.
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.
Companies and partnerships working on innovative low-carbon technologies can apply for funding from the Innovation Fund.
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.
Subsidy for companies active in the field of renewable energy in developing countries to employ a young professional.
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.
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.
DSS MHPSS gives mental health and psychosocial support in situations of armed conflict, refugee crises, and natural disasters.
Energising Development (EnDev) provides energy services in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Collaborative programme and diplomatic support for Dutch clusters of companies within the (top) sectors that want to collaborate when doing business abroad.
Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF) provides fund managers with capital to invest in early-stage startups in OCIF target locations.
CERF is a government-to-government facility for Dutch diplomatic missions. It supports climate diplomacy dialogue between the Netherlands and selected partner countries.
Financing for companies in low and middle income countries that want to improve the infrastructure and thus stimulate the local business climate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EC funding from the European Research Council for scientists to support frontier scientific research in Europe.
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.
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.
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.
EC funding, knowledge, skills and exposure from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions for researchers to promote their training and international mobility.
Tax scheme for companies which invest in energy-saving technology and sustainable energy.
Financing for investment funds which invest venture capital in innovative entreprises in the technology and creative sectors.
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.
EC funding for scientists and scientific organisations to strengthen the quality and accessibility of research infrastructures.
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.