Groupings of municipalities/local authorities are highly encouraged to apply for the EUCF. When applying as grouping, the following points have to be considered:
The lead applicant is responsible to sign the Grant Agreement and to disburse the amount among the partners.
Formal or informal groupings of municipalities/local authorities are eligible to apply. They have to define in the application form one lead applicant.
No, the lead applicant must have a SECAP or other local climate and/or energy plan with mitigation targets. Joint action plans prepared collectively by a grouping of municipalities/local authorities are also accepted.
No, the proof of political commitment to the development of the investment concept through a letter of support by the Mayor or other relevant political representative must be submitted only by the lead applicant of the grouping. Can local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities apply as a grouping?
In case the grouping application is selected for EUCF support, the Grant Agreement is signed by Energy Cities – the coordinator of the EUCF – and the lead applicant of the grouping, as stated in the application form
In case the grouping application is selected for EUCF support, the grant amount of EUR 60,000 is awarded to the grouping as a whole. The two payments will be disbursed to the lead applicant and can be employed according to the grouping’s internal agreement/governance structure. The use and distribution of the EUCF grant among the members of a grouping must not be reported to the EUCF.
Municipalities/local authorities that applied for previous EUCF calls as part of a grouping can apply again by themselves in case the former grouping application was not selected for EUCF support. If the municipality/local authority is part of a grouping that was selected as EUCF beneficiary, it cannot apply again, either in another grouping or by itself
No. The municipalities/local authorities that make up a grouping for the EUCF application do not need to be located in the same country. Groupings formed by municipalities/local authorities from different eligible countries are accepted in the EUCF application.