European City Facility announces new calls: 209 grants of €60.000 to open for cities pursuing investments in clean energy

A further three calls offering local governments and their affiliated entities a total of 209 grants of €60.000 to develop investment concepts on clean energy and energy efficiency will be offered by the European City Facility.

4th EUCF Call is closed!

Our 4th round of applications was open from June 9th to September 30th. Many new cities have embarked on the journey to finance their energy projects. Stay tuned for news on the number of applications and next steps!

Cities and municipalities that have already benefited from the EU City Facility

Find here a map and list of locations that have already benefited from the EU City Facility!

EUCF: Success stories

Read about the municipality of Leeuwarden and how it became a EUCF beneficiary by clicking here.


Municipalities, local authorities and local public entities are the driver of the European sustainable energy transition. With tremendous potential to build comprehensive sustainable energy investment programmes, they also play a key role in pooling smaller projects into larger investment portfolios and in mobilising significant financial resources required for the energy transition.

Set up under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union, and being co-funded as part of the LIFE programme from December 2022, the EUCF unlocks this local potential and support municipalities, local authorities, their groupings and local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities in Europe with tailor-made, fast and simplified financial support (in the form of EUR 60,000 lump sums) and related services to enable them to develop relevant investment concepts related to the implementation of actions identified in their climate and energy action plans.

Successful applicants to the EUCF are using their lump sum to develop their investment concepts, which represents an initial step towards a fully-fledged business and financial plan. The ultimate objective is to build a substantial pipeline of sustainable energy investment projects across local authorities and local public entities in Europe.

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