The goal of this paper is to indicate the role of public institutions in the field of financing investment tasks within the area of air quality preservation on the example of the Provincial Environmental Protection and Water Management Fund in Szczecin. The analytical-description method based on available secondary data was used. Both from a national and regional perspective, problems with air quality, connected with exceeding pollutant emissions levels, are observed. In the study, only emissions of SO2 , NOx and ash, in the years 2015-2018, were addressed. The importance of surface and linear emissions in generating excess was indicated. Spending statutory assets of the Provincial Environmental Protection and Water Management Fund in Szczecin on air protection in the studied area was analyzed. The need to carry out intense action aimed at fulfilling significant environmental goals and the proper use of public funds was indicated. The significance of carrying out joint support programmes aimed mainly at individual benefactors of Provincial Funds together with the National Fund, in order to achieve cohesion of action, efficiency and accumulation of public funds, was emphasized.