VEKI grant

A grant for Dutch entrepreneurs who want to take measures that are proven to reduce CO₂ emissions

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Accelerated Climate Investment in Industry (VEKI)

Over the coming years the Netherlands must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% compared to the 1990 levels. The objective of the Accelerated Climate Investment in Industry (VEKI) subsidy is to support investments by industrial companies in tangible and intangible assets that contribute to the cost-effective reduction of CO₂ emissions or emissions of other greenhouse gases in the Netherlands.

In short

VEKI overview

For whom?

An individual industrial company that carries out a project at its own expense and risk.

When to apply?

The 2022/2023 VEKI application round runs from 22 June 2022 to 10 January 2023. The grants are awarded subject to budget availability (i.e. on a ‘first come, first served’ basis).

How much?

The VEKI grant percentages are usually between 30 and 50% of the eligible costs.

The available grant budget for the application round 2022-2023 is 47.5 million euros.

For what?

Devices, systems or techniques

  • That take more than five years to pay for themselves, without a subsidy
  • That contribute to the reduction of CO₂ emissions in the Netherlands
  • Whose effective operation has been demonstrated in the Netherlands on at least three previous occasions.

Overview of

VEKI themes

  • Energy efficiency
  • Reuse and recycling of waste
  • Local infrastructure
  • Other CO₂-reducing measures
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Meet the requirements

VEKI criteria

Various terms of eligibility apply to this grant scheme, including the following:

The grant is only intended for individual industrial companies that carry out a project at their own expense and risk.

Your project must fit within the description of the programme lines or the programme.

The investment must have proven itself in 3 or more comparable projects in the Dutch industry, or in a DEI+ project.

You may not start the project or enter into obligations for it before submitting the grant application.

Why this grant?

Purpose of VEKI

With the ‘Accelerated Climate Investments in Industry’ grant the government wants to accelerate investments in CO₂-reducing measures in industry. The grant is aimed at investments in assets that have already proven to lead to CO₂ reduction.

“I am responsible for the collaboration with many of EGEN’s clients, mainly in the environmental sector. I am a person with a positive approach (the glass is half full!) who likes challenges and results.”

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Jeroen de Hosson

What is the VEKI grant for?

Types of projects

Eligible projects are those related to:

  • Investments for energy efficiency;
  • Investments in the reuse and recycling of waste;
  • Investments in local infrastructure;
  • Investments related to other CO₂ reducing measures.



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