Do you want to take CO2 reducing measures within your company that have been proven to work? Then you may be eligible for the Accelerated Climate Investments in Industry (VEKI) grant. A new grant round is expected to start within a few weeks.
The VEKI grant in brief
The VEKI grant scheme (in Dutch: Versnelde klimaatinvesteringen in de industrie) aims to support Dutch industrial companies that want to invest in devices, systems or techniques that reduce the emission of CO2 and other greenhouse gases cost-effectively. The effect must have been demonstrated previously in the Netherlands.
Measures in the field of energy efficiency, recycling and reuse of waste, local infrastructure and other CO2 reducing measures may qualify for a VEKI grant.
Budget increased in 2020/2021
The previous opening ran from 1 September 2020 to 14 December 2021. The available budget was initially 28 million euros, later the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs increased it to 82 million euros. Grants could amount to 30 to 70 percent of the eligible costs, with a maximum of 15 million euros.
New opening expected in June/July
A new grant round is expected to start at the end of June or the beginning of July 2022, with a new budget. If you are interested in this grant, keep a close eye on the news. Grant applications are processed in order of receipt and as long as the budget allows, so it is important that you act quickly. Our advice: don’t wait – get started! The VEKI experts at EGEN are happy to help you prepare a promising grant application.
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