Grants for Rainwater Management

Call for applications in 2023

The purpose of providing financial support for small-scale sustainable rainwater management projects is to improve rainwater management and the environment by reducing the negative impacts of climate change on the city. The grant scheme is linked to the city's strategic documents – in particular the Adaptation Strategy and the Action Plan for Adaptation to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change on the City's Territory – which warn of heat waves, droughts and other extreme weather events, and which emphasise the need to implement measures that will help reduce the associated risks.

The grant scheme is a tool for active cooperation between the city and its residents, who can actively contribute to mitigating the impacts of the changing climate in their area.

Who can apply for a grant?

  1. the owner or manager of a property (an individual or a legal entity) where a rainwater management system will be implemented
  2. another entity if they have the consent of the property owner or property manager, can demonstrate a relationship to the property, and provide the property owner's or manager's consent to the implementation of the rainwater management system

The size of the grant

  • A contribution may be granted for up to 50% of the invested costs and up to a maximum of 1,000€ per applicant.
  • The contribution is granted after the project has been implemented and is based on the actual costs incurred.

Examples of supported measures

  • water-retention measures for rainwater absorption on the owner’s land (drainage and seepage systems: surface, subsurface, and rain gardens)
  • retaining rainwater from roofs and its further use for irrigation or collection as service water by means of collection vessels (the purchase of products and equipment for seepage and filtering, rainwater storage tanks, retention tanks, and pumps)
  • the construction of water-permeable surfaces and the replacement of impermeable paved surfaces with permeable ones (e.g. grassed paving)
  • the construction of vegetated roofs or "green" walls on building facades
  • the creation of systems for the use of rainwater for other activities (e.g. domestic water for showering, washing, and flushing)

How to apply for a grant?

Each applicant must complete the application in the electronic system ↗︎, attach the mandatory annexes, and also send, print, sign and deliver the documents in hard copy (or send them by post) by the closing date for applications. Please send these documents to the following address: Magistrát hl. mesta SR Bratislavy Oddelenie implementácie externého financovania Primaciálne námestie 1, 814 99 Bratislava

In the bottom left-hand corner of the envelope, please write "Finančný príspevok na hospodárenie so zrážkovou vodou".

Applications can be submitted from 15.8. to 30.9.2023 or until the budgeted funds are exhausted. The total amount of available funding is 12,000€.

The deadline for sending and receiving the application and its annexes is 30. 9. 2023 or until the budgeted funds are exhausted.

The project can also be implemented before the application is approved.

The application form must firstly be electronically submitted and then printed.

Your application will only be accepted if it is sent through the electronic system and also delivered in hard copy generated in the electronic system together with the affidavit and all the required annexes by the deadline for applications. If the application is sent only electronically or only in hard copy, it will not be evaluated and will be rejected. The postmark (or the stamp of the Filing Office of Bratislava City Hall) must not be after the closing date and is decisive.



Application consultation Ing. Marek Zúbek

Our duty to inform

The data subject acknowledges that Bratislava, the capital city of the Slovak Republic, Primaciálne nám. 1, Bratislava, contact details: [email protected], in its capacity as data controller, processes personal data pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No. 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data ("GDPR") for the purpose of providing a financial contribution for rainwater management.

The data is processed in accordance with GDPR and Act No. 18/2018 Coll. on the Protection of Personal Data as amended. Personal data is only provided to public authorities in the case of the performance of duties in statutory cases. There shall be no transfer to third countries or automated decision-making, including profiling.

Personal data is stored for ten years. Further information regarding the processing and protection of personal data as well as your rights can be found on the city's website or can be obtained in person at the first point of contact. You can exercise your rights at [email protected]. The disclosure of personal information is a contractual requirement. Failure to provide data may result in the inability to provide a grant.