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Climate investment aid

Do you have an idea capable of helping reduce society's impact on the climate? If you do, you can apply for investment aid from the Climate Leap initiative (Klimatklivet) to take action. There is also separate aid for charging stations for which both private individuals and other stakeholders may apply.

Next round of applications for the Climate Leap initiative

Application rounds in 2022:

  • February 10–28
  • May 3–18
  • August 23–September 8

The Climate Leap initiative on the website of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) External link.

The e-services and forms of the County Administrative Board in this field are not available in English. If you wish to submit an application or notification, you may contact the County Administrative Board, which can inform you how to proceed.

Who may apply?

The Climate Leap initiative can support organisations such as enterprises, regions, county councils, municipalities, municipal companies and others. Private individuals cannot receive aid through the Climate Leap.

What may you obtain aid for?

The Climate Leap is an investment aid for local and regional investment measures to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases which affect the climate. Other desired effects are promotion of new technology, early market deployment and positive effects on other environmental objectives than ‘reduced climate impact’. Measures which help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in agriculture are a priority.

Aid can be given to anyone other than private individuals for physical climate investments.

The Climate Leap supports specific climate investments in for example the transport sector, infrastructure, industry, housing and other buildings. The aid can be granted to investments such as promoting energy from renewable sources, biogas production, cycle paths, destruction of nitrous oxide or district heating to replace oil.

Examples of measures that may receive investment aid:

  • Promotion of energy from renewable energy sources
  • Use of residual heat.
  • Refuelling points for renewable fuels for transport, such as biogas.
  • Facilities to increase recovery or produce biogas.
  • Reducing emissions of methane or nitrous dioxide.
  • Purchase of fossil free heavy-duty vehicles or machinery.
  • Charging stations serving internal electrical heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Public charging stations for e-vehicles.

The measures for which you apply must be locally or regionally based and in line with the county's climate and energy strategy.

Difficulties in supporting public e-vehicle charging and hydrogen refuelling stations at the beginning of 2022

During 2022 the application process regarding public charging stations for electrical vehicles and public hydrogen refuelling points will be adjusted in accordance with revised regulations on state funding regulated by the European union. Hence, aid to such public stations can only be granted in a competitive bidding process on the basis of clear, transparent and non-discriminatory criteria. Until this application process is implemented, aid to such measures will be limited.

Criteria for receiving aid

The applications are assessed primarily on the climate effectiveness of the measures. Climate effectiveness means the total reduction in emissions divided by the cost of the investment. Other important criteria are, amongst others:

  • The measure must not be profitable without aid.
  • You must receive a decision on aid before you can initiate your measure.
  • Your measure must be completed by spring 2026 at the latest.
  • The measure must not be intended to reduce emissions within the system of emissions trading, except when usage of residual heat is enabled.
  • Electricity generation cannot receive grant other than when the electricity is generated in a stationary engine from biogas produced through digestion.

Charging the car – grant for non-public charging stations

‘Charging the car’ is a separate investment aid supporting e-car charging stations intended for employees or residents in apartment blocks. Information on how you apply is available on the website of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

Charging the car at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency External link.

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