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?

Applying for a VEKI grant can only be done within official rounds:

  • d the most recent application round ran from 15 March 2023 to 9 January 2024.
  • A new round for the year 2024 is in preparation (o.v.b. before the end of April).

Please note that VEKI grant applications are processed according to the ‘first come, first served’ principle (and as long as the budget of the respective round extends).

How much?

The VEKI usually reimburses between 30 and 50% of eligible costs, and the total grant can amount to up to €15 million. The 2023-2024 VEKI round had a total budget of €138 million (only 22% of this was used). Our experts will be happy to help you determine the right payback period for your investments.

For what?

Investments that help reduce CO₂ emissions, fit within the VEKI themes, and (without VEKI subsidy) have a payback period of more than 5 years.

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

Do you want to apply for the VEKI grant? Here we list the main conditions a project must meet:

The project must fit within the themes, objectives and priorities of the VEKI program.

At the time of the grant application, the project has not yet started (and no commitments have been made).

The investment involves technology already proven in similar projects in the industry.

The project starts within 6 months of the grant funding. The maximum duration allowed is 3 Years.

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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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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