The Hague investing half million in healthy air at schools and day care

Published: 26 February 2018Modified: 26 February 2018

The Municipality of The Hague has a new subsidy measure for healthy air at schools and at day care centres near busy roads. These sensitive facilities can now take measures to improve the air quality in the buildings and in turn the health of the children.

The municipality has earmarked € 500,000 for building owners and operators of private schools and registered children’s centres located within a radius of 50 metres from a busy road or within a radius of 300 metres from a motorway. The municipality previously provided all of these locations with tailor-made advice in order to give insight into the best measures to be taken. Building owners and operators who have not yet gotten advice can still do so. The municipality is making a construction expert available.

This subsidy measure is part of the Air Quality Action Plan 2015-2018 and comes at the advice of the GGD Haaglanden public health department. The subsidy is available until the end of 2018.