Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy

Summary

Policy Axis 2 seeks to make a significant contribution to green transition and environmental sustainability, through the achievement of national targets for climate neutrality, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. It promotes reforms in the fields of climate and energy, sustainable transport, water resources management and the wider environment.

This axis is also the most important in terms of the overall contribution of the Plan to the climate targets, which reaches 41% of the total budget of the Plan, with actions over €500 million that are diffused in almost all policy areas.

Total Budget

€ 447,6 million

Thematic Categories

  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Central Government
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Parliamentary Bodies
  • Private Bodies
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • Scheme E-Mobility Promotion Plan in Cyprus – 2nd announcement December 2022

    Opened

    Code: 26759 | Identifier Code: C2.2I3 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 09/01/2023 | End submission calls: 09/03/2023

    The Plan concerns the implementation of two interventions of measure C2.2I3 of the SAA, the first of which aims at the Withdrawal of Polluting Vehicles and the Granting of Incentives for Alternative, Low Emission, Transport Modes (intervention C2.2I3c of the SAA) and the second at the Subsidy for Electric Vehicle Market (C2.2I3b intervention in the SAA).

    Call Closing Date: 9 March 2023 at 11:00am

  • Grants Scheme for the installation of 1000 charging points for electric vehicles «EV 1000» 1st Call

    Opened

    Code: 25362 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 02/11/2022 | End submission calls: 30/04/2023

    The Grant Scheme promotes the creation of the necessary infrastructure for electrification with the installation of recharging stations, with the aim of providing free public access to an extensive network of recharging points for electric vehicles. It is included in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, in the Policy Axis “Rapid transition to a Green Economy – Sustainable Transport”.

    The Grant Scheme will be implemented in two phases, with a total available budget of €3,700,000. The receipt of applications for the A’ Phase will be until 30/04/2023 with sponsorships of €1,850,000, while the B’ phase is estimated to be announced around the end of 2023, also with sponsorships of €1,850,000, depending on the demand and the number of applications.

    1st Call:

    • The form of aid that will be granted is exclusively of minor importance (De minimis).
    • Expected date expiry: 6 months after the announcement date (02/11/2022 – 30/04/2023).

    2nd Call:
    Expected date of call: 
    2nd Call is estimated around the end of 2023.

  • Scheme to Promote Energy Efficiency Investments by Small and Medium Enterprises and Non-Profit Organisations

    Opened

    Code: 23514 | Identifier Code: C2.1I1 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 13/07/2022 | End submission calls: 31/03/2023

    The Plan aims to promote energy saving investments in buildings and facilities, owned and/or used by small and medium enterprises and non-profit organizations. Specifically, energy efficiency measures are targeted in existing buildings as well as in existing facilities, infrastructures and production units that currently have a high energy consumption.

  • Grant Scheme for the installation of photovoltaic systems for charging of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (2022)

    Opened

    Code: 22799 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 02/08/2022 | End submission calls: 20/12/2023

    The Support Scheme aims to:

    1. Provide financial incentives for the installation (or extension of an existing) photovoltaic system, for the purpose of charging an electric vehicle or a hybrid plug-in vehicle.
    2. Collect data on the use/charging of electric vehicles and/or plug-in hybrid vehicles in Cyprus.

  • Grant Scheme for the encouragement of energy upgrading by Local Authorities and wider public sector organisations 2022-2023

    Opened

    Code: 22795 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 01/11/2022 | End submission calls: 31/12/2023

    The submission of proposals for the Scheme has not started yet.

    The Grant Scheme aims:

    1. to provide financial incentives to encourage the implementation of energy upgrading investments by local authorities and semi-governmental organisations.
    2. to upgrade the existing building infrastructure of public entities
    3. contribute to the achievement of national RES and energy savings obligations.

  • Grant Scheme for the installation or replacement of solar water heating systems (2022)

    Closed

    Code: 22592 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 10/05/2022 | End submission calls: 01/10/2022

    The Scheme is intended to provide financial incentives, in the form of non-repayable financial aid, to install or replace solar water heating systems in existing housing.

  • Grant Scheme to encourage the use of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Saving in Homes (2022-2023)

    Opened

    Code: 22588 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 27/05/2022 | End submission calls: 20/12/2023

    The Support Scheme is intended to:

    1. Provide financial incentives, in the form of a government grant, to encourage the utilisation of RES and Energy Saving for existing residential buildings that belong to natural persons and to contribute to the confrontation of energy poverty;
    2. Reduce energy costs for consumers and achieve the national renewable and energy efficiency targets.

  • Scheme for the Purchase of Electric Vehicles (H14)

    Closed

    Code: 17545 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 17/01/2022 | End submission calls: 31/01/2022

    The Scheme concerns the sponsorship for the purchase of electric vehicles or the purchase of an electric bicycle, in the form of an “ecological reward” for the purchase of vehicles with zero CO2 emissions (pure electric vehicles).

  • Scheme for the Purchase of Electric Vehicles (H1-H13)

    Closed

    Code: 16136 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 20/12/2021 | End submission calls: 03/01/2022

    The Scheme concerns the sponsorship for the purchase of electric vehicles or the purchase of an electric bicycle, in the form of an “ecological reward” for the purchase of vehicles with zero CO2 emissions (pure electric vehicles).

  • Scheme of Withdrawal of High Carbon Emissions Vehicle and the Granting of Incentives for Alternative, Low Emissions Ways of Transportation

    Closed

    Code: 16130 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 06/12/2021 | End submission calls: 20/12/2021

    The Scheme concerns the sponsorship for the withdrawal of vehicles and (i) their replacement by vehicles with low carbon dioxide emissions (with a CO2 emission limit of 50g / km), or (ii) the purchase of an electric bicycle, or (iii) the issuance of bus tickets. The withdrawal of a vehicle is a basic condition for participation in the Plan.

  • Grant Scheme to encourage the use of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Saving in Local Authorities and Non Profit Organisations

    Closed

    Code: 13633 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 31/01/2022 | End submission calls: 31/12/2022

    The Support Scheme is intended to encourage the utilisation of RES and Energy Saving in Local Authorities and Non Profit Organisations

  • Support Scheme for the installation/expansion of photovoltaic systems and the installation of smart meters in homes for the plugging-in and charging of electric or hybrid vehicles.

    Closed

    Code: 13613 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 27/10/2020 | End submission calls: 20/12/2021

    The Support Scheme aims to

    1. Promote the use of electric vehicles and their charging from alternative energy sources.
    2. Collect data on the use/charging of electric vehicles and/or plug-in hybrid vehicles in Cyprus.
    3. Achieve the national targets in the field of green development.

  • Grant Scheme to encourage the use of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Saving in Homes (2021)

    Closed

    Code: 3662 | Programme name: Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 2. Accelerated transition to a green economy | Start submission calls: 14/04/2021 | End submission calls: 20/12/2021

    The Support Scheme is intended to:

    1. Encourage the utilisation of RES and Energy Saving for existing residential buildings that belong to natural persons;
    2. Reduce energy costs for consumers;
    3. Achieve the national renewable and energy efficiency targets.