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.



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                                                                    Energy

W1        Water Flow Reduction                    E1        Water Heating

W2        Reservoir Restoration                     E2        Equipment Efficiency

W3        Secondary Network                        E3        Lighting Efficiency    

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. 

  • How to Apply

Further information regarding the Energy and Water Efficiency Scheme for VOs can be found on

The Application are to be submitted online via the link below.


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Guidelines EWES 2022