Guidelines for Applicants

Before applying, please check the Guidelines for Applicants, that include all the relevant information.

The current version of the Guidelines for Applicants can be subject to changes. Applicants are invited to regularly check if the versions have been adjusted. 

 

EUCF JOURNEY

Applicants to the EUCF will take a journey along the following phases:

1. Pre-application Phase

2. Application Phase

3. Grant Agreement Phase

4. Investment Concept Development 

5. Investment Concept Implementation


 

INFORMATION YOU NEED TO PROVIDE IN THE APPLICATION FORM

In the Application Form, information on three different categories need to be provided:

1) Identification of the Applicant

2) Development of the Investment Concept

3) Implementation of the Investment Projet


 

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Evaluation of the application will be carried out based on the following five evaluation criteria:

1. Investment size

2. Energy savings

3. Governance structure

4. Stakeholder engagement

5. Alignment with EUCF objectives

For each of the five evaluation criteria, a score ranging from 0 (application fails to address the criterion) to 5 (application addresses the criterion in an outstanding manner) is awarded (half points may be given). The quality threshold for each criterion is 3 out of 5, i.e. applicants have to reach a minimum score of 3 per criterion to be able to be successful. To generate the final score per criterion, the median of the scores given by the evaluators is used.


 

EVALUATION PROCESS

For a detailed description of the application process, the evaluation criteria, the investment concepts and their implementation, please check the Guidelines for Applicants:

(download here)

The current version of the Guidelines for Applicants can be subject to changes. Applicants are invited to regularly check if the versions have been adjusted.