Overwhelming interest in the Sustainable Water Fund

According to RVO, The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the year 2017 couldn’t have had a more exciting start . Now that the deadline for the first round of concept notes is past, RVO discloses that they received the immense number of 216 concept notes for the programme. This result far exceeded their expectations and it has shown a very wide interest in the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW).

 The RVO administration office and project advisors are working hard to process all concept notes and to follow up with a full advice. The provisional estimate is that 30% of the concept notes will receive a positive advice.After handing in a concept note, the process is to hand in a full project proposal. The deadline for the first round is the 27th of February 2017, 15:00 CET. With a subsidy budget of EUR 30 million for this round, the expectation is that approximately 12 to 15 project proposals will be approved definitively.