(LIFE) European City Facility (EUCF), financed under the LIFE Programme, is the new and enanched chapter of the already successful European City Faciliy, financed under the H2020 programme. We will keep providing tailored technical and financial support to municipalities for their sustainable energy projects.
The European City Facility has planned 7 Calls for applications to finance the development of investment concepts on sustainable energy projects.
+400 local authorities are receiving financing to kick off their sustainable energy actions. Each EUCF beneficiary receives a lump sum of 60.000Eur for the development of an investment concept on sustainable energy.
The 5th Call for Application is now open and will close on the 30th of June, 2023. The 5th call has an overall budget of 4.2 M EUR, financing 70 proposals.
Eligible applicants of the European City Facility are municipalities, local authorities, their groupings, and local public entities aggregating municipalities / local authorities, from the EU Member States, Iceland or Ukraine.
In order to be eligible for EUCF, applicants must have a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) or other climate or energy plan with mitigation targets.
The application process consists of 2 steps:
Start your application here.
The EUCF finances the development of an investment concept on sustainable energy projects.
The EUCF grant can be used for a number of activities: feasibility studies, legal analysis, stakeholders’ engagement…
Energy agencies are the best placed to support interested applicants, especially small municipalities, in their EUCF journey.
They can be hired by the EUCF beneficiaries to carry out the activities financed through the EUCF grant, including activities of project management.
Read the guidelines for applicants, participate in the national info-sessions, contact the EUCF Central Helpdesk or the EUCF Country Experts. Plenty of activities and support are here to make you successful.
Visit the EUCF website to know more.
The LIFE EUCF project is co-funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union.
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