01. June 2020 | 12:19
Companies in the mining and manufacturing industry are once again able to apply for aid from the Environmental Investment Centre (EIC) to improve their efficiency when it comes to the use of resources in production. The budget for this round is EUR 7,120,200, to which funds released from ending projects will be added.
01. June 2020 | 12:03
On 1 June, the Environmental Investment Centre (EIC) opened the application round for non-profit associations and foundations operating in the field of environmental education, to support the active education programmes that were cancelled as a result of the emergency situation. The deadline for applications is 15 June 2020.
12. May 2020 | 12:16
The Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) was established as a foundation on 11 May 2000, by the Ministry of Finance, in order to better target money received from the use of the environment. Today, the EIC falls within the administrative area of the Ministry of the Environment and serves as the central financier of environmental projects in Estonia, but looks to the future with its activities as an implementer of smart and effective solutions in the Estonian environmental landscape.
Environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects to be supported with nearly 450 million euros06. April 2020 | 11:47
As of 2 April, the 2020 application round of the LIFE programme will be opened to allocate nearly 450 million euros to environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects this year. The LIFE programme is the European Union’s funding instrument specifically directed at the environment, which has been used to support the development of environmental policy and the implementation thereof since 1992.
28. February 2020 | 10:59
On 25 March, the opening event of the EEA climate Programme "Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation" (EE-Climate) will take place in Tallinn at the Nordic Hotel Forum (Viru väljak 3).
28. February 2020 | 10:20
The Environmental Investment Centre’s (EIC) green idea competition Negavatt, which is intended for 18–30-year-olds, received 61 ideas in its seventh season. The best of these now move on to the next round to compete for the grand prize of 10,000 euros.
13. February 2020 | 11:43
The Environmental Investment Centre (EIC) opened an application round for the environmental programme with a total volume of EUR 13.5 million. Local governments, non-profit associations, foundations, undertakings, universities, educational institutions, as well as various other environmental organisations and self-employed persons, are invited to submit environmental projects. The deadline for the application round is 16 March 2020.
23. December 2019 | 13:50
On 18 December, the Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) opened a direct grant application round for purchasing fully electric vehicles. The amount of aid per vehicle is EUR 5000 and the price of the electric vehicle may be up to EUR 50,000 net of VAT. The process of completing applications has already begun, with submission beginning at 09.00 on 17 January.
08. October 2019 | 11:14
This year, the Ministry of the Environment shall issue EUR 776,000 to export climate-related solutions to developing countries. Starting on 8 October, the Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) will be accepting project applications which will help developing countries alleviate climate change and adjust to the changes. The deadline for applications is 8 December 2019.
Apartment associations are allocated a grant for the replacement of heaters or for joining the district heating system20. May 2019 | 16:11
Starting from 1 August, the apartment associations may apply for a grant from the Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) to replace the heaters that are biomass or fossil (except for natural gas) fuelled or that use direct electrical heating with a device using renewable fuel. The grant can also be applied for connecting the building with the district heating system.