LIFE action grant



The Commission invites legal persons (entities) registered in the European Union (EU) to present proposals for the 2015 Call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants. The call covers proposals for both LIFE sub-programmes. 

For the sub-programme for Environment, this call will cover action grants for "Traditional" projectsPreparatory projectsIntegrated projectsTechnical Assistance projects and Capacity Building projects

For the sub-programme for Climate Action, this call will cover action grants for "Traditional" projects, Preparatory projectsIntegrated projectsTechnical Assistance projects and Capacity Building projects.

Challenge Overview

Proposals may be submitted by legal persons (entities) registered in the EU. Applicants may fall into three types of beneficiaries: (1) public bodies, (2) private commercial organisations and (3) private non-commercial organisations (including NGOs). 

Applicants must use the LIFE 2015 application packages (in English only) for the preparation of their proposals. Each application package contains full and detailed explanations with regard to eligibility, procedures, co-financing rates and all other relevant details. These can be downloaded below. For "Traditional" projects, applicants must use only the eProposal tool to create and submit proposal(s). Access is provided via this linkAll other types of projects must use the application forms provided in the corresponding application package. Please note that the conditions laid down in each document in eachapplication package will be binding on the successful applicants, so please read them carefully.

The total budget for project action grants for this call is EUR 240 811 337. Of this, EUR 184 141 337 is foreseen for the sub-programme for Environment and EUR 56 670 000 for the sub-programme for Climate Action. At least 55% of the budgetary resources allocated to projects supported by way of action grants under the sub-programme for Environment shall be dedicated to projects supporting the conservation of nature and biodiversity. 

Applicants may not be clear which EU funding programme (LIFE or other programme) or which part of LIFE is most suited to their needs. In addition to the information below, some further but limited guidance may be found in this orientation document.

About the challenger

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.

Required content of your proposal

LIFE+ Climate Action is one of the two sub-programmes of the European Union’s main funding programme for the environment. It supports both climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation projects. Mitigation projects contribute to substantially reducing Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions; adaptation projects address the inevitable impacts of climate change. This part of LIFE co-finances projects that help develop and demonstrate the most effective technologies, tools and methodologies that can be taken to meet EU’s policy targets on climate change.

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