8. Grant Agreement

8.1 Which information is provided in the Grant Agreement?

The Grant Agreement sets out the terms of the relation between the beneficiary and Energy Cities, the coordinator of the EUCF, defining roles and responsibilities, milestones, and the timeline for the development of the investment concept. Moreover, the Grant Agreement determines the disbursement of the EUCF grant and requires the beneficiary to commit to the EUCF monitoring period in the implementation phase of the investment concept. A template of the Grant Agreement will be provided on the EUCF website.

8.2 What is the timeline for the signature of the EUCF grant agreement?

The timeline for preparation and signature of the EUCF Grant Agreement is two months as of the day when the successful applicant(s) was/were informed about its/their selection for the EUCF support.

8.3 How is the EUCF grant paid?

The grant amount will be disbursed as follows:

  • Pre-financing of 65% of the total amount at the Grant Agreement signature;
  • Final payment of 35% of the total amount after positive validation of the investment concept.

8.4 How is the Grant Agreement signed by a grouping of municipalities/local authorities?

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.

8.5 Are there any activities planned with successful selected applicants during the process of signature of the Grant Agreement?

Yes, in parallel to the preparation and signature of the Grant Agreement Country Experts organise conference calls with the selected beneficiaries of their respective countries and the EUCF core management team. The goal of the conference call with selected applicants is to better understand their proposed investment project and identify the needs for support to develop the investment concept.

8.6 Where can I find a template of the EUCF Grant Agreement?

A template of the Grant Agreement applying for the beneficiaries of different EUCF calls can be found in the EUCF website under the section Public Documents.