The mission of the National Fund, according to the NFEP&WM Strategy for 2009-2012, is to financially support undertakings intended for environmental protection and respecting its value, on the basis of the principle of sustainable development included in the constitution. The National Fund participates in the implementation of the environmental policy of Poland as a source of financing and cooperate, along with the Ministry of the Environment, with commissions of environmental protection at the Sejm and Senate. The National Fund and voivodeship funds provide financial support for projects which contribute to enforcement of Polish obligations resulting from the Accession Treaty and other EU directives. The National Fund also supports activities undertaken by the Minister of the Environment in the scope of meeting Polish obligations resulting from the Climate Convention, Biodiversity Convention, implementing the LIFE+ Financial Instrument, NATURA 2000 and environmental education. Implementing the motto “Fund friendly to beneficiaries”, the Fund organises a series of trainings and "open days" for entities applying for financial support from both, the domestic and foreign financial sources.