The call is funded by the European Union’s LIFE Programme and is open until 30 June (17:00 CEST). Applicants from across the EU Member States plus Ukraine and Iceland are eligible to apply.
This grant will allow beneficiaries to act on their needs related to developing investment concepts in support of their sustainable energy and climate plans.
Previously, beneficiaries have used the funding to conduct a wide variety of actions, including technical feasibility studies, market analyses, stakeholder planning, or legal, economic and financial analyses, but the specific action is up to the applicants, within the topical areas of clean energy or energy efficiency.
Applying for the funding is simple and requirements are similar to previous calls and asks for proven political support, potential investment size, feasible energy-related impacts, and plans for governance structure and stakeholder engagement. This information is comparable to what’s needed before accessing most public funding or private financing.
The European City Facility has furthermore set up a National Support system covering almost all eligible countries with information sessions, hands-on guidance, and feedback in the national languages.
For the chosen beneficiaries the offer from the European City Facility goes beyond the funding, and includes capacity building, matchmaking offers and dedicated financing tools, all pushing a project idea one step closer to being matched with either private or public financing.