Supporting the ecological wellbeing of the Baltic Sea area
The Baltic Sea Action Plan Fund (BSAP) was set up in 2010 to help speed up the implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan, adopted by the HELCOM member countries in 2007. The ultimate aim of the Action Plan and the Fund is to restore the ecological status of the Baltic Sea.
The Fund provides grant financing for project preparation, technical assistance as well as implementation to project measures that support the Baltic Sea Action Plan and would not otherwise happen. A key purpose of the Fund is to facilitate and speed up the preparation of bankable projects from both public and private entities.
Financed projects include nutrient recycling, manure management, small scale sanitation plants, wastewater treatment, alternative fuels and harbour facilities for wastewater management.
Financing can be awarded to a commercial or non-commercial partner for institutional support, demonstration purposes, project preparation and development, or project implementation in the Baltic Sea Region and its catchment area.
Selected proposals may receive grant financing from EUR 30,000 to EUR 200,000 subject to certain co-financing requirements.
The Fund is currently open for applications. Eligible project activities can include, but are not limited to, measures that:
- reduce land-based nutrient inputs;
- improve nutrient recycling;
- manage internal nutrient reserves;
- address pollution by hazardous substances; or
- reduce marine litter, microplastics etc.
The BSAP Fund can finance both new initiatives and support activities that build on initiatives previously developed.
The application deadline for the latest funding round was on 30 October 2020.
See our eligibility criteria and download the application form further down on the page.
The Baltic Sea Action Plan, adopted by the HELCOM member countries in 2007 with the ultimate aim to restore the ecological status of the Baltic Sea.BSAP Fund is financed by contributions from the governments of Sweden and Finland and jointly managed by Nefco and the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB).