Donor: European Commission (EC) - LIFE
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: LIFE-2024-SAP-ENV-GOV
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 19.09.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 700.000€
Total available budget: 6.500.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 2.000.000€
Funding ratio: up to 60%


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

Project Locations

  1. Europe

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


1) Objective

The aim is to facilitate the transition toward a sustainable, circular, toxic-free, energy-efficient/climate-resilient economy and toward a toxic-free environment as well as to protect, restore and improve the quality of the environment. The specific objective is to cover one or more of the following topics as fully defined in section 2 of the Call document:

  • Activities in support of public administrations’ decision-making and voluntary approaches
  • Environmental compliance assurance and access to justice
  • Behavioral change and awareness-raising initiatives

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, North Macedonia. 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 €700,000-€2,000,000. Total funding available is €6,500,000.

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 19 September 2024.

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