Funding leveraged by ESIF in Slovenia

The following programmes on EE are co-financed by EU funds on national level in Slovenia:

EKO Fund (Slovenian Environmental Public Fund)

EKO Fund is an independent legal entity within the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning. Eco Fund allocates loan or grant financing programmes:

  • Loans to legal entities (municipalities and/or providers of public utility services, enterprises and other legal entities) and sole traders for investments in environmental infrastructure, environmentally sound technologies and products, energy efficiency, energy saving investments, and use of renewable energy sources.

  • Loans to individuals (households) for conversion from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, energy saving investments, investments in water consumption reduction, connections to sewage system, small waste water treatment plants, replacement of asbestos roofs.

  • Grants to individuals (households) for investments in electric cars and for investments in residential buildings (energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources).

  • Grants to legal entities (municipalities and/or providers of public utility services, enterprises and other legal entities) for investments in electric cars and buses for public transport on compressed natural gas or biogas.

  • Grants to municipalities for investments in buildings where public education takes place (schools, kindergartens, libraries etc.), newly constructed as well as low energy and passive buildings or renovated in passive standard.

In the last 10 years EKO Fund has co-financed nearly 110,000 EUR investments in energy efficiency with approximately EUR 260 million in grants and provided around EUR 280 million in loans for over 10,000 environmental investments. The effect of all these investments is to reduce CO2 emissions by almost 320,000 tonnes and to save 1,380 GWh of energy.

Association of Urban Municipalities of Slovenia

AUMS provides grants in the form of soft loans, primarily for revenue-generating projects. The projects must be designed in accordance with the urban development goals and priority areas of investment as defined by the Slovenian municipalities in their Sustainable Urban Strategies (TUS).

The loan can be used to finance the implementation of projects for the renovation or new construction of apartments and other projects aimed at the implementation of physical regeneration interventions in urban areas that are in accordance with the objectives of the TUS of eleven urban municipalities.

SID Bank (SID – Slovenska izvozna in razvojna banka, d.d., Ljubljana)

It is a promotional development and export bank, 100% owned by the Republic of Slovenia. With their banking and insurance services they promote sustainable development and improve the competitiveness of the Slovene economy. The fund is intended for the use of European cohesion funds.

  • They offer municipalities financing for comprehensive energy renovation of public buildings.

  • SID Bank issued a green bond to financing green projects and models of the circular economy.

SID Bank has issued a green bond with a maturity of five years in the closed circle of investors, in the nominal amount of EUR 75 million. This is the first green bond of this bank.