Energy and Water Efficiency Scheme for Voluntary Organisations

The Energy and Water Agency administers this national fund in order to assist Voluntary Organisations in reducing their energy and water consumption, and to address the National sustainability targets.

In order to assist voluntary organisations in reducing their energy and water consumption and to address the national sustainability targets, the Energy and Water Agency is administering the following nationally funded scheme. 




The main objective of this Scheme is to support voluntary organisations in reducing their overall energy and water consumption through an increase in energy efficiency, and/or reduction in water use, and/or augmentation of water supply. The assistance is intended to facilitate investment in solutions that contribute directly and tangibly towards these objectives.


Eligible Interventions are:


Water Efficiency and Supply Augmentation

Energy Efficiency



Water Flow Reduction


Reservoir Restoration


Secondary Network


Water Heating


Equipment Efficiency


Lighting Efficiency


Battery Storage


The minimum eligible cost shall be Euro 750 incl. VAT and the maximum eligible cost as described in section 4 of these Rules shall be capped at Euro 30,000 incl. VAT. The grant amount shall cover 90% of the eligible cost up to Euro 27,000 (incl. VAT).

Beneficiaries shall co-fund the investment in the interventions by financing 10% of the eligible costs.


The disbursement of the Grant shall be divided into the following stages:



% of Allocated Grant



Final Claim



How to Apply


All the information regarding the Energy and Water Efficiency Scheme for VOs can be found in the “Scheme Rules” downloadable from this webpage or .


Section 9 of the Rules provide details on the application process.


Where templates are required to be submitted, these can be downloaded from .

The applicants shall ensure complete compliance to the ‘Scheme Rules’ prior to submission as no deviations or negotiations are allowed after submission. No late applications will be accepted.

The Application are to be submitted online via the link provided on , which will be active once the application period is open.


Note: As from this call a new criteria has been added under the Energy Efficiency Category and every VO can benefit from the scheme twice across different calls.


Guidelines EWES 2024