National and local grants and subsidies

In addition to EU grants and subsidies, national, regional and local governments offer grants and subsidies as well. These investment instruments generally have the purpose of implementing and fostering policy objectives that are defined by the specific government for its (geographical) context.

Below is a list of national and local grants in the EU that support circular initiatives. Since the number of such grants and subsidies is rapidly growing, we appreciate getting suggestions for updates:

Austria Production of the Future external link icon
Austria UFI – Environmental assistance in Austria external link icon
Austria Waste prevention promotion external link icon
Austria, Federal State of Salzburg Support to projects external link icon
Austria, Federal State of Upper Austria Grants on the subject of the environment and nature external link icon
Belgium, Brussels-Capital Region BeCircular Project Call external link icon
Belgium, Brussels-Capital Region Brucircle external link icon
Belgium, Brussels-Capital Region Greenlab Sustainable Accelerator external link icon
Belgium, Brussels-Capital Region Village Finance external link icon
Belgium, Flanders Region Circular Flanders external link icon
Czech Republic National Programme Environment external link icon
Czech Republic Operational Program Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness external link icon
Czech Republic Operational Programme Environment external link icon
Denmark CØ SMV external link icon
Denmark Ecoinnovation subsidy scheme external link icon
Denmark Fund for Green Business Development external link icon
Denmark Innovationsfonden external link icon
Estonia Base funding external link icon
Estonia Research Funding external link icon
Finland Bio and Circular Finland external link icon
France Agence Nationale de la Recherche external link icon
France, Métropole de Lyon Circular economy, zero waste external link icon
Hungary National Research, Development and Innovation Fund (NKFIH) external link icon
Hungary Solution for circular economy –call for proposal by the Ministry of Agriculture external link icon
Italy, Emilia Romagna Fund for incentive prevention and reduction of waste in the Emilia-Romagna Region external link icon
Italy, Regione Lazio POR FESR LAZIO 2014-2020 external link icon
Luxembourg Fit4Circularity external link icon
Luxembourg Fonds Climat & Energie external link icon
The Netherlands DEI+ Circulaire Economie external link icon
The Netherlands Nationaal Groenfonds external link icon
The Netherlands Subsidieregeling Circulaire Economie external link icon
The Netherlands, Amsterdam Amsterdam Duurzaamheidsfonds external link icon
The Netherlands, Amsterdam Amsterdam Klimaat & Energiefonds external link icon
The Netherlands, Amsterdam Grant opportunity for Sustainable Initiative external link icon
The Netherlands, Limburg Limburgs Energiefonds external link icon
Norway Circular Cities & New Circular Solutions external link icon
Poland The Circular Economy in the local community external link icon
Portugal Call Green Economy external link icon
Portugal Fundação por la Ciencia e la Tecnologia external link icon
Portugal Fundo Ambiental – Calls Circular Economy2019 external link icon
Slovakia Operational Programme Quality of Environment external link icon
Spain National Plan for Research, Science, Technology and Innovation external link icon
Spain, Basque Autonomous Community IHOBE – Projects of demonstration of Circular Economy external link icon
Sweden BioInnovation (Strategic Innovation Program) external link icon
Sweden Vinnova: Innovations for a sustainable society external link icon
United Kingdom Call Circular Textiles external link icon
United Kingdom Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – Innovate UK external link icon
United Kingdom, London Circular London Accelerator external link icon
United Kingdom, London Greater London Investment Fund external link icon
United Kingdom, Scotland Circular Economy Investment Fund external link icon
United Kingdom, Scotland Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Programme external link icon
United Kingdom, Scotland Scottish Institute for Remanufacture (SIR) external link icon
United Kingdom, Wales Circular Economy Capital Investment Fund external link icon