Kyoto Fund for energy efficiency in schools, hospitals and sports facilities

Kyoto Fund for energy efficiency in schools, hospitals and sports facilities

The EUR 200 million fund is managed by CDP. Application deadline: 31 July 2022

Financing for the energy requalification of healthcare facilities, schools and public sports facilities. The Kyoto fund aims to improve energy efficiency and was launched with an inter-ministerial decree by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Ministry for the Economy and Finance, in agreement with the Ministry for Economic Development, the Ministry for Education and the Ministry for Universities and Research.

The call for applications opened again with the publication of the notice in the Official Journal on 10 March. Applications can be submitted up to 24:00 on 31 July 2022 (an initial application window was set for 2021). 

Almost a quarter of global energy consumption is used to provide electricity and heating for buildings (source: IEA 2020), and it is of paramount importance that action is taken to upgrade the public building stock, which is what the Kyoto Fund aims to do.

Specifically, EUR 200 million are earmarked for the new measure, of which EUR 187 million are available under the new call for applications. The loans have a maximum duration of 20 years and a nominal subsidised fixed rate of 0.25% per annum. The maximum amount that can be requested per individual building is EUR 2 million. In addition, interventions must improve the energy efficiency rating of the building by at least two energy classes. Applications for subsidised loans are processed in the chronological order in which they are received, until available funds are exhausted.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti will manage the entire life cycle of the subsidised loans, starting from the platform for submitting applications for the Kyoto fund, which can be found at the following link.