Companies in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern receive support for climate protection measures.

The Ministry for Climate Protection, Agriculture, Rural Areas, and Environment has issued a Climate Protection Funding Guideline for businesses in the VI. quarter of 2024.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 25.01.2024

What is the program about?

Starting this week, you can receive grants through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to achieve a sustainable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent compared to previous emission levels. This includes measures to increase energy efficiency, as well as the development or establishment of smart energy systems and energy storage, provided they are not or only partially funded by the European Union or the German government.

Eligible for funding are especially the following five types of projects:

  1. Feasibility studies, pre-planning studies, and preparations that are made digitally available to the public through a platform for general use.
  2. Planning of investment projects as well as intelligent coupling.
  3. Investment projects for energy savings and improvement of energy efficiency that go beyond the legal standard at the time of application.
  4. Investment projects for the development or establishment of smart local energy systems (including smart grids and information and communication systems) and local networks for the use of renewable energies.
  5. Demonstration projects for new solutions to save energy or reduce greenhouse gas emissions, intended to inspire imitation nationwide through public relations.

For specific measures that are supported, refer to the Climate Protection Funding Guidelines (KliSFöRLUnt M.V).

Who can be eligible for funding?

Recipients of grants can be:

  1. Companies in the commercial sector, provided they maintain a business location in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, including cooperatives and service companies (also known as contracting companies).
  2. Municipal associations, legal municipal institutions of public law, and municipal associations in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, provided that the funding relates to their economic activities.
  3. Associations, organizations, and foundations, as well as non-profit-oriented companies, provided that the funding relates to their economic activities.

Not eligible for funding are:

  1. Freelancers and companies eligible for agricultural primary production under the currently applicable agricultural investment support program.
  2. Companies that have not complied with a recovery order due to a previous Commission decision determining the unlawfulness and incompatibility of aid with the common market.
  3. Companies in difficulty according to the General Block Exemption Regulation.

Where can you apply for funding?

Grants are awarded upon written application. The application forms can be found on the internet at under the category 'Climate Protection Projects in Economically Active Organizations.