National Funding in the Czech Republic

National Programme Environment

The National Programme Environment supports projects and activities contributing to environmental protection in the Czech Republic. The Programme is designed as a complement to other grant titles, especially to the Operational Programme Environment and the New Green Savings Programme.

The aim of the programme is to support projects that focus on the efficient and gentle use of natural resources, remedying the negative impacts of human activities on the environment, mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change, and effective prevention through environmental education, education and awareness.

Calls are announced continuously and the amount of money for each call is approximately 1-10 mil. EUR.

New Green Savings Programme

The New Green Savings Programme of the Ministry of the Environment is administered by the State Environmental Fund of the Czech Republic and is one of the most effective programmes in the Czech Republic focused on energy savings in family houses and apartment buildings.

It supports the reduction of the energy intensity of residential buildings (complex or partial thermal insulation), construction of houses with very low energy intensity, environmentally friendly and efficient use of energy sources and renewable sources of energy (RES).

Depending on the real energy savings, you can save up to 50% of the total eligible expenses. Approximately 0.8 billion EUR were allocated for the savings in houses.

EFEKT 2017-2021

EFEKT supports municipalities to increase energy efficiency with the reconstruction of public lights, reconstruction of heat sources, energy savings by EPC and all types of energy consultancy and preparation of energy strategies.

EFEKT focuses on the implementation of energy-saving measures, on increasing the efficiency of energy use and reducing energy intensity. EFEKT announces the Ministry of Industry and Trade with the intention to participate in the implementation of the State Energy Policy. 30 mil. EUR were allocated for this programme.

The EFEKT programme is a complementary programme to the operational and national energy programmes to increase energy savings.

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic – Theta

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic is an organizational unit of the state that was founded in 2009 for the support of research, experimental development and innovation. The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic simplifies the state support of applied research and experimental development which has been fragmented and implemented by many bodies before the reform. One of the programmes is called THETA and focuses on the modernization of the energy sector, including public interest research and energy strategies. Already two calls were successfully carried out and at present the third call is in preparation. For each call there is an allocated budget of approximately 30 mil. EUR.