Practical information for applicants


You need to create an account on the Norwegian Environment Agency’s application center to apply for funding. Once connected to this platform, you’ll have full access to your applications and the following process.

Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund uses the Norwegian Environment Agency’s electronic application center to process applications. This platform offers login through “MinID”, which is the common system for all public services in Norway. If you do not have this, follow the link below “I do not have MinID”.


The application center is in Norwegian, but you may fill out the application in English if you prefer.


Once logged in, you’ll have full access to your applications and reports. You can also fill in the acceptance form, payment requests and project reports through the same system.

Svalbard Poppy. Photo: Heidi Eriksen

Fishery-related activities are probably the largest source of marine litter on Svalbard and the Svalbard beaches. Many garbage disposal projects have been implemented the recent years, several of them with support from Svalbard's environmental protection fund. Photo: Christian Nicolai Bjørke

Guidelines for grant allocation


November 18th 2022, the board agreed on the following guidelines for how funds are distributed


a) Own share/own effort

Applicants are expected to contribute with self-financing of the project with a minimum of 30%. Full funding will only be granted when special reasons justify it.

b) ENØK measures

ENØK initiatives are initially supported with 15% of external costs, as it is expected that the applicant will have significant savings when implementing the initiative.

c) Environmental certifications

Support for environmental certifications is initially provided with a maximum of 50% of external costs. Maximum support is set at NOK 250,000. As a general rule, only first-time certification is supported.

d) Information and communication projects

Support for information and communication projects is only given if the project is considered to have a special value in communicating, securing and preserving environmental or cultural heritage on Svalbard. Support is provided primarily for information gathering and production costs

e) Courses and conferences There must be special reasons for the fund to support courses and conferences.