European Metals

European Union’s Just Transition Fund approves Cinovec as a Strategic Project

European Metals Holdings Limited (ASX & AIM: EMH, OTCQX: EMHXY, ERPNF and EMHLF) (“European Metals” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Cinovec Project has been classified as a Strategic Project for the Usti Region of the Czech Republic. The list of Strategic Projects has been approved by the European Commission, the Czech Central Government and the Czech Regional Goverment in Usti. Being classified as such means that the Cinovec Project has priority for grant funding from the Just Transition Fund (“JTF”) co-funding, ahead of many other projects that have been submitted.


The total amount allocated by the Just Transition fund for the Czech Republic is CZK 41B (€1.64B) of which the Usti region has been allocated CZK 15.8B (approx. €632M).

The first call for grant applications under the JTF opened on 14 November 2022 and closes on 31 December 2023.

Given the total amount which may be applied for by the eleven designated Strategic Projects in the Usti region in the first call is CZK 8.3B (approx €350M) and that the funds allocated in this first call from the Just Transition Fund to these Strategic Projects totals CZK7.3B (approx €300M), although there can be no certainty, the Company is confident that Cinovec will receive a significant portion of the funds applied for from the JTF for the Project.

The maximum funding to be made available upon application to each Strategic Project in the Usti Region is CZK 1.2bn (approx €49M).. The Cinovec Project has been allocated the maximum possible JTF grant of CZK 1.2B (approx €49M), subject to passing through the application process, funds remaining available and obtaining the necessary permits for the early-stage Cinovec work programmes to which this grant funding is planned to be applied to, in particular the early full development of the twin decline entry/egress system for the mine.

Accordingly, Geomet s.r.o (the Cinovec project company) will apply for JTF Grant funding for the maximum amount of CZK 1.2B (approx €49M).

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