Press release: EUCF opens its 3rd call for applications

City of Rijeka. Image from Filip Baotic @unsplash

Brussels, Belgium

EU City Facility (EUCF), an EU-funded project that supports municipalities and local authorities to accelerate investments in sustainable energy, announced today the opening of its 3rd call for applications.

EU City Facility 3rd call will support the development of 69 investment concepts, with a total budget of EUR 4,14 million. Previous editions of the EU City facility have seen the financing of 30 investment concepts across 14 countries (1st call) and the selection of 69 successful applicants  from 19 countries (2nd call), currently in the process of signing their official agreements.

What is financed

The EUCF finances the development of an Investment Concept with a fixed grant of up to 60 000 EUR. Successful beneficiaries use the grant to support activities leading to the development of investment concepts, including (technical) feasibility studies and a variety of key analyses focusing on their projects and the overall market, stakeholders, legal, economic and financial aspects. The grant is not meant to directly finance investments and is rather used to access services and to develop an investment concept, which may open doors for follow-up investments.

Eligibility and application

The Call is open to all municipalities/local authorities, their groupings and local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities from the EU Member States, EEA-EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and the United Kingdom.  

Applicants need to have a politically approved climate and energy plan and prove a political commitment to the development of their investment concept through a   letter of support, signed by the Mayor or other relevant political representatives.

The deadline for submitting applications is 17th December 2021 (CET).  All the information about eligibility and the online application process can be found in the official Call document and the Guidelines for applicants.

More information and support

Interested applicants can also find out more information in their country webinars, organised throughout October and November online. They can contact their country experts to assist them with their applications, as well as the EUCF Helpdesk.