4. Application Form & Required Documents

4.1 Where can I find the EUCF application form?

The online application form is accessible for applicants who have successfully completed the eligibility check and registered themselves into the EUCF website user zone. 

4.2 How should I submit the EUCF application form?

Submission of applications is only admitted online through the application portal. You create, complete and submit your application on-line in the EUCF website user zone.

4.3 Which documents must be provided for the EUCF full application?

Annex A: Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP), Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) or plan of similar ambition and corresponding summary of the plan

Annex B: Letter of support to the project by the mayor or other relevant political representative

Annex C: Self-declaration form by a representative of the municipality/local authority or grouping

Annex D: Calculation log - Expected energy savings

Annex E: Calculation log - Expected size of investment

All the Annexes are provided and accessible on the EUCF website.

4.4 How can I deliver the required documents for the EUCF application?

All the required documents are uploaded to the application on-line in the EUCF website user zone. The required documents must be submitted in pdf and/or excel format. Templates are provided for the submission of the supporting documents.

4.5 Which language do I have to use to fill out the application form? Is it possible to submit supporting documents in the national language?

The application form shall be completed in English. If possible, the supporting documents to the application should be submitted in English. To facilitate this, the EUCF provides templates for the required documents. However, in case these documents are only available in national language (especially SEAP. SECAP or plan of similar ambition) they can be submitted in national languages. 

4.6 What are the NUTS and LAU codes and where can I find them?

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a territorial classification that subdivides the territory of the European Union into three different hierarchical levels (NUTS 1, NUTS 2 and NUTS 3) for statistical and planning purposes. The NUTS 3 classification corresponds to small regions for specific diagnoses at regional level.

Concerning the local level, a system of Local Administrative Units (LAUs) is maintained in compatibility with the NUTS system. LAUs are subdivisions of the NUTS 3 regions, covering the whole economic territory of each EU Member State.

The respective NUTS 3 and LAU codes can be found on the yearly updated list, available on the Eurostat website. However, in the application form, the corresponding codes are assigned automatically based on the postal codes provided.

4.7 How can I state energy savings in case of a renewable energy project?

In case of renewable energy projects in which energy savings are not expected, the estimated renewable energy generation should be indicated in the energy savings field in the application form, and demonstrated in the calculation log.

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4.8 Can municipalities / local authorities apply for grant several times (e.g. for different investment concepts related to different sectors)?

Municipalities and local authorities can apply for the EUCF grant several times, but the grant can be awarded to one municipality only once. Municipalities and local authorities can submit one application per each call, either alone or in a group.