Wadden fund (Waddenfonds)

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Do you run a sustainability project in the Wadden area (Waddengebied)? You can apply for a subsidy under the Subsidy scheme Thematic Opening Wadden fund (Subsidieregeling Thematische Openstelling, Waddenfonds). You can apply for at most €1,000,000.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for a subsidy from the Wadden fund several conditions apply, among others:

  • The location of your project is in the working area of the Wadden fund (pdf), i.e. the coastal area of 1 the 3 provinces bordering the Wadden Sea.
  • Your project is meant to solve a problem in the Wadden area.
  • Your project covers at least 1 of the main themes (in Dutch) of the Wadden fund. For instance sustainable energy, development of the landscape or strengthening ecology.

You can find all conditions on the Wadden fund’s website (in Dutch).

Co-financing Wadden fund Noord-Holland

Do you already receive funding from the Wadden fund? And is your project located in or aimed at the Noord-Holland part of the Wadden area? You can apply for extra funding to the province of Noord-Holland (Co-financing Wadden fund, in Dutch). You can get 10% of your costs reimbursed with a maximum of €500,000.

How to apply?

You can apply (in Dutch) for funding from the Wadden fund until 15 December 2021 12:00 hours. Read more on which documents you need to supply and other aspects of your application (in Dutch) or contact a specialist (in Dutch).

You can subsequently apply for the Co-financing Wadden fund Noord-Holland (in Dutch, choose Aanvraagformulier on the right of the page) if you fulfil all conditions.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO