Subsidy scheme for SMEs that want to save energy and become more sustainable

Are you an SME and do you want to save energy and become more sustainable? The Subsidy Scheme for Sustainability for SMEs (SVM) will help you with this. With this subsidy you can hire a specialized advisor for tailor-made energy advice. The energy advice gives you insight into making your company and/or fleet more sustainable. The SVM also provides a subsidy for support in implementing one or more measures from that advice.

The government wants to support SMEs with this subsidy to become more sustainable because of the Urgenda judgment and the Climate Agreement. The scheme will start on October 1, 2021 and will run until September 30, 2022.

Who is this arrangement for?
This subsidy scheme is for SMEs up to 250 employees (FTEs) and an annual turnover of up to €50 million, which have 1 or more business premises or rent business premises (or space therein) and; are not subject to the statutory energy saving obligation. The business premises may therefore not consume more than 25,000 m3 of natural gas (equivalent) and 50,000 kWh of electricity per year.

What do you receive a subsidy for?
This scheme provides a subsidy for advice on and support in making your business premises or business operations more sustainable. For the preparation of tailor-made energy advice by a specialized advisor and for support in the implementation of the advice. You can apply for both components in one application per business property.

You are only eligible for a subsidy if you can submit proof that you are going to implement or have implemented one or more measures from the energy advice.

More information about the subsidy scheme on the website of RVO. (in Dutch).


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