The National Growth Fund

With the National Growth Fund the Dutch government will earmark € 20 billion for the period 2021-2025 for project investments in two fields which have the highest potential for structural and durable economic growth.

The two fields with the highest potential for structural and economic growth are:

  1. knowledge development
  2. research, development and innovation

Till the end of 2021 there was a third field: infrastructure. With the start of the new government this field has been transferred to the Mobility Fund.

The National Growth Fund is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the Ministry of Finance. Collectively, these Ministries manage the fund on behalf of the government. An independent advisory committee will assess the projects and issue recommendations to the government about the project grants.

For more information, please visit our page Requirements and criteria.