Donor: European Commission (EC) - LIFE
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: LIFE-2023-SAP-CLIMA-CCA
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 21.09.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 1.000.000€
Total available budget: 30.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 5.000.000€
Funding ratio: up to 60%


  • Capacity Building
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine


1) Objective

Climate change is having far-reaching effects ranging from unprecedented forest fires, heatwaves, droughts or other extreme events to slow-onset processes like desertification, biodiversity loss, ocean acidification or sea level rise.
Projects under this strand should help to:
• Ensure continuous progress in enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, as required under with Article 5 of the European Climate Law29
• Achieve the long-term vision of the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change30 that, in 2050, the EU will be a climate-resilient society which is fully adapted to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.

More specifically, projects under this call should support the strategy’s objective to:
• make adaptation smarter (improving knowledge, managing uncertainty, and informing adaptation actions by robust data and risk assessment tools that are available to all);
• make adaptation more systemic (incorporating climate resilience considerations in all relevant policy fields, because climate change has impacts at all levels of society and across all sectors of the economy);
• make adaptation faster (developing and rolling out adaptation solutions that allow us to adapt more quickly and comprehensively).

2) Eligibility

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) registered in an eligible country.

3) Location

LIFE projects shall take place in the territory of the European Union Member States plus Ukraine, Moldova. Projects with activities outside the EU must be necessary to achieve EU environmental and climate objectives and ensure the effectiveness of interventions carried within the EU (e.g. actions aimed at the conservation of migratory birds in wintering areas, actions implemented on a trans boundary river, or projects aimed to address environmental problems that cannot be solved successfully or efficiently unless actions are carried out also in non-EU countries).

4) Budget

Funding rate is 60% and the EU contribution ranges from €1,000,000-€5,000,000. The indicative available call budget is €30,000,000.

5) Application

Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section. Paper submissions are NOT possible. The deadline is 21 September 2023.

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