Subsidies and financing

Financing programmes at the national level:

Here is the Dutch government information on financing and overview of national subsidies for businesses.

The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency also provides an overview of incentives and information about the fiscal climate for international businesses.

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency stimulates entrepreneurs in sustainable, agricultural, innovative and international business. It runs a number of programmes and has different grant schemes available to support various business initiatives. Find out more about on Netherlands Enterprise Agency website.

Regional level subsidies, financing and development support

The regional investment and development Agency NOM runs a number of programmes and subsidies for companies in the SME sector, as well as investing in mergers and acquisitions. Find out all about the financing possibilities through NOM (in Dutch only); contact them for more English language information.

The province of Groningen has a development programme for the local economy and labour market which includes projects, subsidies and revolving funds. Find out about financing possibilities through the Groningen at Work programme (website in Dutch only); contact them for more English language information.

The Northern Netherlands Partnership SNN grants (European) subsidies, facilitates collaboration and fulfills a lobby function for the three northern provinces. Website in Dutch only; enquiries and support possibile in English.

The Economic Board Groningen has a number of advisory support projects as well as financing projects for new and existing companies in the province of Groningen. Website in Dutch only; enquiries and support possible in English.

Venture Lab North offers support and training for both starting and established businesses, with special rates for those affiliated with the University of Groningen.

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